“She has been called ‘The Mother Theresa of Cairo.’ Has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize at least three times. Founder and CEO, Stephens Children Ministry.”
I have not heard of her before, but I’m quite impressed right off the bat. She seems to have an amazing humility.
“Christians in Egypt pay the highest price for their faith. Egypt is the country that has sent to heaven the largest number of martyrs in all history. I am a product of this land.”
“25 years ago I heard my tough call, and I never imagined what I’m going to say. The Lord took me step by step.”
Here’s a short bio from the Summit site:
“Mama Maggie Gobran led a comfortable life in Cairo. A Coptic Christian from a prominent Egyptian family, she taught computer science and lectured at Cairo University. But following a conviction from God, she started a ministry to serve the poor in her city. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee this year, Mama Maggie has spent 20 years serving the poorest of the poor.”
“When one has nothing, God becomes everything.”