It was a day like any other. On October 11, Enjy left the house as usual and headed to work. However, she never arrived.
As the day went on, her family began to worry. Malak, Enjy’s father, tells GCR, “I tried to call her cell phone many times, but it was switched off. I searched for her everywhere, but I couldn’t find her. We then called our relatives and friends to check if anyone knew where she was, but no one had seen her.” Then the next day, Enjy’s mother received a chilling call.
As her father explains, “My wife received a call from an unidentified number. The man on the phone told my wife that Enjy was with him. The caller then told my wife not to search for Enjy, and he said that we would never see her again.”
Doing what any father would do, Malak immediately went to the police for help. He filed a report on his daughter’s kidnapping, but the police refused to see the case as a kidnapping. They instead filed it as a missing person’s report.
A couple days later, Malak followed up with the police to see if they had made any progress. He says, “I was surprised to learn they had dismissed and closed the case without pursuing any further information. I told them that I believed my daughter was kidnapped. I told them all about the phone call, yet they told me that the report is a missing person’s report, and it was closed.” The police wouldn’t even trace the phone number that had called Malak’s wife.
Malak adds, “I still don’t know where my daughter is. We are in a very bad situation.”
In Psalm 34:18, it says, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” We think of Enjy’s family during this time and pray this verse over them. They desperately miss Enjy and want nothing more than for her to be returned home.
Will you join us in praying over this situation and pray boldly that Enjy will be returned home?
Lord, this situation is hard for us to fathom. We can’t imagine the apathy of the police to not search for a kidnapped woman. But we come to You. We first pray courageously that Enjy will be returned home—tonight. We pray for her safety and well-being wherever she is, another persecuted Christian from Egypt. We pray for Enjy’s parents and family who are worried sick over their daughter. We ask that You touch their hearts and bless them with Your peace and hope. May their spirits not be crushed. And we pray for those who have taken Enjy. May they take care of Your daughter and return her home immediately. Lord, we ask that You hear our prayers over this situation and may Your will be done. Amen.
*A representative photo of a persecuted Christian from Egypt
About the authors
Girgis and Tim Dustin write for Global Christian Relief. They passionately share the stories of the persecuted with the West and the worldwide Church. Get the latest blogs and prayer requests at GlobalChristianRelief.org