“The following two blogs are the latest of six blog accounts from a co-worker in Egypt about the chaotic situation there. The Sunday blog focuses on the confirmation over the weekend that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had officially won the presidential election. The blog today focuses on the possible mass fleeing of Christians from Egypt,” the Christian Post reports.
By Emily Fuentes
6/25/2012 Egypt (Open Doors News) – The following two blogs are the latest of six blog accounts from a co-worker in Egypt about the chaotic situation there. The Sunday blog focuses on the confirmation over the weekend that Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohamed Morsi had officially won the presidential election. The blog today focuses on the possible mass fleeing of Christians from Egypt.
Dr. Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood party member, has won the elections and became officially the first president of Egypt after the revolution.
To talk about who may be winning before the result is announced is something, but to talk about it now is another thing.
Deep sadness and fear has shaken the hearts of many Egyptians, including many Christians as well, who have hoped to have a civil moderate president, not a fanatic Muslim one. The reactions vary from one group to another and from one person to another.
It might seem a bit strange to hear Muslim liberals speaking in anger and rejection against the winning of Morsi. However, it’s quite sad to hear the reactions of many Christians, who are, by now, very devastated, confused and feeling defeated.
June 25: Christians Should Stay in Egypt and Let Their Light Shine
The question that is discussed the most today in Egypt among Christians is should we or should we not leave Egypt after Morsi was announced the new Islamist president of Egypt?
Obviously many Christians have left Egypt over the last 18 months, and if not yet, they are moving on with the process. The picture (of packages piled up for shipment in an otherwise empty room) I received is a true and genuine illustration from the apartment of the Christian couple Wagdi & Amany (not their real names), with their small baby Albert, who packed their stuff and have recently sent it out for a shipping company to move to Europe. This breaks my heart.
I do respect the decision every Christian individual or family has taken to leave the country. Obviously, they have their own reasons, and no one can blame them for such a move. Humanly speaking, it’s never a bad option to move to a new country hoping for a better future for you and your children in time when situation back home stays vague.
However, I believe these are very important and crucial moments and times in the history of the church in Egypt. Christians must stay back and shine the love of Christ to people who need to know Him. The need is much more urgent now than even for Christians to live, not just talk, and reflect the image of Jesus with His genuine redeeming love so hopeless and devastated nominal Christians or even Muslims can see the true life-changing Jesus in us.