How Libya’s Martyrs Are Evangelizing Egypt

Murders spark largest outreach ever amid new freedoms and new threats.

By Published on February 23, 2015

Undaunted by the slaughter of 21 Christians in Libya, the director of the Bible Society of Egypt saw a golden gospel opportunity.

“We must have a Scripture tract ready to distribute to the nation as soon as possible,” Ramez Atallah told his staff. It was the evening an ISIS-linked group released its gruesome propaganda video. Less than 36 hours later, Two Rows by the Sea was sent to the printer.

“We learn from what the Messiah has said,” read the poster, over the background of an Egyptian flag. “‘Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you…’” Pastor Francis Fahim said the poster was meant to express comfort to all Egyptians, Muslim and Christian.

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