Samiha was attending a church service, close to her house in central Cairo, in 2016 when a suicide bomber ran in and bombed the church. The attack claimed 29 lives, and Samiha, who lost half of her face in the blast, almost became number 30. But miraculously she survived.

Three weeks ago, she arrived in Germany with her husband, Koleny, for intensive medical treatment, arranged by the Egyptian government.

An Open Doors contact had the opportunity to welcome the couple. When our co-worker told Samiha that many people are praying for her, she smiled warmly and said, “We are very happy with all those people, really, we love all of them so much.”

In the coming weeks Samiha will undergo more medical examinations. And a big operation to restore her face is planned for December. It will not be an easy road, but Samiha and her husband know that God is with them like He has always been.

Please keep Samiha in your prayers as she prepares physically, mentally and emotionally for the upcoming operations. Pray also for the doctors who will be doing the research, examinations and preparations to operate on her – may they have great wisdom from the Lord in all that they do.

Thank you for praying!