"'We hardly go outside the house," Hamed, a secret Christian in Gaza, told CBN News. "There are missiles and rockets flying everywhere, bombs going off. It's so scary."
"In an exclusive phone interview from Gaza City, Hamed described to CBN News what life's been like since the conflict started.
"'The situation is very dangerous," Hamed said. "We only go out to buy food when there's a pause in the fighting. Even then we're not sure if a missile will hit or not. However, we thank God none of the believers have been hurt or killed so far."
"There are no reliable figures, but estimates put the number of Christians in the Gaza Strip at about 1,500 out of a population of nearly 2 million.
"Hamed is a key leader in the evangelical community. Despite the chaos, he says Gazan Christians are quietly encouraging their fellow citizens.
"'We are sharing scripture verses with our neighbors, telling them Bible stories, and using Facebook and text messages to encourage people not to give up. We have only Christ to depend on," he said.."