“God bless those who published this,” shouted a woman loudly from the midst of a congregation at the Coptic Orthodox Church of St. Mina in Imbaba, a district in Cairo, one Sunday morning recently.
The woman’s unusual reaction during the solemn service was in response to receiving a Scripture Selection, But Trust, from a Bible Society representative.
It was one specially prepared for Christians living in the area by the Bible Society of Egypt following a series of fatal attacks on Christian churches and businesses in the district.
It's just one of the ways that Bible Society has been ministering to its fellow citizens during the historic events that have taken place since the 25 January Revolution.
The situation in Egypt is still one of great change, according to General Secretary for the Bible Society of Egypt, Ramez Atallah, and it can be difficult to keep up with.
But it is also creating many opportunities for Bible Society to engage with people through its Scriptures, leaflets and CDs.
One woman with poor sight, upon receiving a large-print New Testament, cried, "I have longed to read the Bible for years and years. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Bible Society New Zealand supporters recently gave gifts to support Bible mission in Egypt and the Middle East.
Read more about Bible work in Egypt and the Middle East.
This article is from The Word at Work – Summer 2011.