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  • QandA: Why is Christmas celebrated January 7th?

    Date posted: December 10, 2015

    January 7th is considered “Orthodox Christmas” and is celebrated around the world in strong orthodox settings (ie. Russian, Ukrainian, and Serbian orthodox churches). Egypt has a strong orthodox church, too, known as the Coptic Church.   The Coptic Church is the largest percentage of Christians in Egypt, so all Egyptian Christians follow the holidays according […]

  • A Visitor’s Response

    Date posted: October 2, 2014

    We recently had a team join us for a few days in the villages.  Nancy, one of the team members, created this video as a response to her time in the village.  Thank you, Nancy, for sharing it with us!  

  • The Quarry

    Date posted: September 5, 2014

    As you make your way from the desert road to the city of Minya, you can’t help but pay attention to the clouds of white.  At times it can look like a snowstorm has come through.  Other times, it can look like something you’d imagine in outer space.  The stark white stone, trucks piled high with […]

  • Worth 1,000 Words…Sometimes

    Date posted: July 22, 2014

    “A picture is worth a thousands words” It is common that as situations are described or plans are laid out, we desperately want to see a picture to get a better understanding.  We don’t write multi-page reports to describe how our children have grown.  We send photos.  We don’t pass around journals to describe our recent trip. […]

  • Fatherless, Widowed, and Lonely

    Date posted: July 9, 2014

    “Sing to God, sing praise to his name; extol him who rides on the clouds — his name is the Lord — and rejoice before him. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling.   God sets the lonely in families, he leads forth the prisoners with singing…”  […]