Jerry Dykstra – OpenDoorsUSA.org – (Oct 25, 2012)
“What is happening in Egypt this month is truly awesome. In the midst of increased persecution, turmoil and uncertainty, Christians are reaching out to others and fervently praying ‘in such a time as this.’ Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ during this weekend event.”
(Santa Ana, CA)—A Christian leader in Egypt is calling for prayers for a huge four-day evangelistic festival starting today in the desert north of Cairo. The unique event is expected to draw 50,000 people from all over Egypt. Hundreds of buses will transport the crowds every day from major cities to the site.
The event will be televised and covered by several Christian satellite channels. Television coverage is expected to attract 5 to 6 million viewers.
The main theme behind all the activities is how Jesus can change lives, according to the Christian leader. At the end of each day, there will be a worship service and a direct evangelistic message to call attendees to give their lives to Jesus.
“There is no doubt that God is moving in Egypt and showing Himself in mighty ways to many of His children, and to many who are seeking to know Him,” says the Christian contact. “The hunger to know about Jesus and to get to know more about the Christian faith is phenomenal.
“These are, indeed, difficult times we live in today….(more)