Rev. Rafat Fathy thanked Synod 2016 for inviting him to share the story about the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Egypt, Synod of the Nile. His church represents more than 400 congregations and 24 schools. He said that while the situation in Egypt has improved with 40 Christian members in Parliament, there is still a great need to achieve social justice and freedom for the people of Egypt.
Fathy said the church plans to develop three new schools as well as 27 new churches while they also care for refugees. He said they need “our partners in North America to do this ministry in God’s name” because we are all working for the same kingdom.
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