In this week’s #GreatCommission Recap, we share about persecution in Egypt, hear an update from a student on the field, and learn the story of one of our own, Daniel, making his way from the Middle East to Southeastern.
An Eye on the Nations
In the past month, three Coptic churches in the upper region of Egypt experienced fires. It seems that the fires may not be mere coincidence but evidences of ongoing persecution. Egypt is rated 16 on the Open Doors World Watch List, primarily due to Islamic oppression. Though rich with biblical history, Egypt
This week, may we pray those in this nation who are suffering and being persecuted because of their testimony. As we enter into our Thanksgiving season, let’s thank God for the protection and freedom he has blessed us with. Let us also thank God for the strength, courage, and brave witness of Christians around the world who endure persecution with courage and faith. Pray for our brothers and sisters in Egypt, that would continue to persevere, while also extending the love and forgiveness of Christ.
To learn more about what’s going on in Egypt, check out the following articles:
Summary of the three recent attacks: https://www.sightmagazine.com.au/news/13913-series-of-fires-in-egyptian-churches-not-a-coincidence-say-copts
Christian perspective of what is happening to Christians in Egypt: https://www.mnnonline.org/news/suspicious-church-fires-in-egypt/
Open Doors summary of persecution in Egypt: https://www.opendoorsusa.org/christian-persecution/world-watch-list/egypt/
Feature photo courtesy of IMB.
This week’s articles:
What does it look like to have gospel encounters overseas? A current SEBTS student in the 2+2 program shares her experience with a local in her Middle Eastern context.
“The deeper I go in language and in culture, the more I see how vital it is to continue faithfully growing in my knowledge of both. The women that I’m working to reach here have little to no access to the Scriptures in their language. Most of the older women cannot even read. Communicating the gospel clearly and thoroughly is vital since my teammates and I are probably the only people who will ever engage them with it.”
The Lord brought Daniel from the Middle East to Southeastern to serve among us and equip other persecuted believers. Read more about his personal story and learn about our Global Theological Initiatives.
“I came to the United States as a refugee almost three years ago. However, getting to this land was not easy at all. I spent three years in Turkey. I was waiting for an age-long process to be approved by the United Nations and other American humanitarian agencies in order to enter America. Coming to this land was not a goal for me, but I left my country because of the persecution of Christian believers.”
Southeastern 5K 2020
Did you know that proceeds from the Annual Southeastern 5K go toward supporting global theological education? Well, now you know! The Global Theological Initiative seeks to use the resources at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to do just this. Will you run so others can be equipped to say #iamgoing?
The race is February 29th, 2020. Learn more and register here.
SEBTS Students: $20
Child (ages 6-16): $20
5 & Under: FREE