This week, please intercede with us for Ramsis Saleeb from Egypt.
With nearly 108 million people, Egypt is the most populous Arab country and the third most populous African nation, after Nigeria and Ethiopia. Islam is the state religion, with 90% of Egyptians identifying as Muslims (mostly Sunni). Egyptian Christians (mostly Coptic) comprise 10% of the population, the largest Christian minority in any Middle Eastern country. Despite their significant presence and ancient heritage, traceable to Saint Mark, the Church in Egypt continues to face discrimination, hostility, and sometimes violence. Join us in praying for our Lord to bless our Egyptian sisters and brothers, that they may be upheld in Christ’s love and empowered by his Spirit to shine as lights throughout their land. Pray for the Lord to draw near with provision and hope as Egypt’s economic woes deepen.
Ramsis is pursuing a PhD in Theology at Heidelberg University in Germany. His research focuses on the theologies of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Athanasius of Alexandria and their implications for advancing justice and liberation. Ramsis seeks to strengthen the Egyptian Church’s prophetic voice to advocate for the poor and oppressed, even as Christians continue to face discrimination, hostility, and sometimes violence. Prior to his studies, Ramsis served as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church of Egypt (Synod of the Nile) and as a teaching assistant at the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, a client of the Vital SustainAbility Initiative.
Ramsis shares the following message:
Nowadays, I pray for the following:
1. My studies, especially as I study the German language while writing a chapter of my dissertation.
2. My ministry among Arab refugees in Germany and in my Sunday School.
3. The war between Russia and Ukraine, that it may come to an end soon.
4. The economic situation in Egypt, especially as a large number of Egyptian families live under the poverty line.
5. Evangelical Theological Seminary in Cairo, that God may guide the leaders there.
May God bless you abundantly!