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Egypt

Learn how Take Heart is helping Christians
in the 16th most persecuted country in the world.

Our Work

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Christianity has been present in Egypt since the early Roman era. The large demographic size of Coptic Christians had kept major persecution at bay for centuries. But that is beginning to change. Christians are now facing acts of violence, intimidation, the burning of churches, and, most recently, bombings during religious services. While President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi is making efforts to restore the rule of law in Egypt, Christians remain disadvantaged and face discrimination in education, health, and legislation.

The living conditions are at their worst for Christians living in Upper Egypt, which is considered the country’s poorest area. In many of the villages that experience attacks by radical Muslims, believers are being forced from their homes and prohibited from having a sustainable income source because of their faith. Christians who converted from Islam are facing the worst persecution, largely from their own families.

Strategies Implemented

Spiritual Encouragement
Income-generating Projects
Leadership Training
Medical Clinics
Childcare
Terror Relief

 

102,941,000

Total Population

%

Christian population

Islam

Main Religion

%

residents below poverty level

102,941,000

Total Population

%

Christian population

Islam

Main Religion

%

residents below poverty level

Our Work Here

Take Heart comes alongside local leaders and churches to serve in a community for three years. Together, we assess spiritual, technical, and financial needs. We then develop a unique strategic development plan that will empower leaders to impact the community for many years after Take Heart is gone. Specific strategies implemented include spiritual encouragement, income-generating projects, leadership training, establishing medical clinics, organizing childcare, and providing terror relief. 

2015
Started

6
Local Partners

20,585
Christians served

192
Income-generating
projects

Watch Our Ministry in Action

Watch leaders from Sohag, a primarily Coptic Christian village, describe Take Heart’s work in their community.

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