French in Egypt

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In 1798 the French occupied Egypt until the British pushed them out in 1801. The three-year occupation many mark as the turning point of Egypt’s culture propelled them into modernization. The French are pioneers in the arts, fashion, academia, and cuisine. They undoubtedly influenced Egyptian culture, and to this day, French is the second most widely used foreign language behind English.

Of the approximately 87,000 French in Egypt, the majority are Roman Catholic, and some are agnostic or atheistic. Protestants make up only 2 percent of the population of France, and only 1 percent of the French in Egypt are evangelical.

Partnership // Move Beyond
  • Pray for the French Catholics in Egypt that there will be a spiritual awakening in their churches and communities.
  • Pray that the few evangelical Christians there will be encouraged and empowered to witness to fellow French.

“If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13, NIV).

  • Pray the French Assemblies of God and the Assemblies of God of Egypt sends teams to plant churches in the French communities.

“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor” (1 Corinthians 3:6–8, NIV).

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Joshua HuverFrench in Egypt