Coptic Christians find strength in faith and community of asylum seekers in Virginia

(Worthy News) – Fayza Estephanos knows exactly how long it has been since she learned that two of her brothers were among 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians kidnapped and beheaded by the in 2015 — three years, six months.

Speaking through an interpreter at her home in Centreville, Virginia, the 43-year-old asylum-seeker from works hard to tamp down her emotions as she tells how her brothers never renounced their , even under torture, even under the threat of a horrific death. Her own faith, she said, was tested between the time her family first heard of her brothers’ abduction and watched a videotape of their slaughter on a Libyan beach.

“I spent two days in the hospital. I was unable to talk or utter a word because of the shock,” she said. “That was the situation. My brother, father, sister — the same thing. The shock was not just our family. It was 13 families from the same village that went through the same thing. Every household had this shock.” [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]

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