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Give Back the Blessing: 2019 Update

Posted by Laura Mueller on

A little less than two months ago, our church gave in response to the blessings that God pours over us through our Give Back the Blessing Offering on Palm Sunday. We came around two Mission Engagement partners as we celebrated the ways that God is using their ministry and their people to be...

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Tags: egypt, gbtb, give back the blessing, family life services

Give Back the Blessing: Heliopolis Evangelical Church

Posted by Laura Mueller on

God pours out His blessings on us, and one way we show gratitude is by giving back. Each year on Palm Sunday, we take a special offering called Give Back the Blessing to provide tangible help to one City Engagement Partner and one Global Mission Partner Meet Our Local...

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Tags: egypt, gbtb, give back the blessing, blessing2019, blessing19

Give Back the Blessing - 2019 Recipients

Posted by Laura Mueller on

God pours out His blessings on us, and one way we show gratitude is by giving back. Each year on Palm Sunday, we take a special offering called Give Back the Blessing to provide tangible help to one City Engagement Partner and one Global Mission Partner Meet this year’s Give Back the...

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Tags: egypt, family life services, gbtb, give back the blessing, gbtb 2019

Forgiveness Means Something Different in Egypt

Posted by Tim McConnell on

I spent the first part of this month in Egypt with our mission team. Let me tell you, the word “forgiveness” means a little more over there. I wound up preaching five times to five different churches, many of them meeting in areas known for strong Islamic extremism—risking...

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A Visit to Aswan

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Reflection by Linda Hood We've just returned to Cairo from a trip to Aswan, home of our smaller partner church in Egypt, the Aswan Evangelical Church (AEC). Perhaps it's the decrease in city size (around 500,000 pop. as opposed to Cairo's 20 million) or the fact that much of Aswan is...

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A Touch of Love

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

A Visit to Garbage City Reflection by Abigail McConnell Nemeh, an older lady wearing a black head scarf, led us down below street level to show us her home. Light leaked in from above, and we could see for ourselves what she was explaining to us in Arabic: when it rains, the guttered hallway...

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Hagana Church Plant

Posted by Susan Buenger on

Reflection by Anna McFall From Children to A Church On Friday, we visited Hagana church plant in a poor and overpopulated section of Cairo. Led by pastor Amir, Hagana church began through wildly popular children's outreaches. The children in the area were so excited for the programs that...

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On the Road to Kom El Akdarr

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

Egypt 2017, Day 6 - Serving with Habitat for Humanity Egypt We are watching the sun rise as we travel the desert road leading south out of Cairo. Travel is smooth and this stretch of road is quiet—quite a contrast to busy Cairo, with over 20 million people. Kom El Akdarr—"The Green...

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Tags: egypt, global partners, habitat for humanity, mission trip

Egypt Team 2017 Prayer Requests

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Posted by Susan Buenger on

On Thursday, January 5, our first mission team of 2017 will take off to spend two weeks serving and building relationships with our partner churches in Egypt. Nine First Pres folks make up the team. Their time in Egypt will include a Coptic Christmas celebration, work with Habitat for Humanity...

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Tags: cairo, egypt, prayer, global partnerships, aswan

Aswan Evangelical Church Building Project

Posted by Susan Buenger on

One of our two partner churches in Egypt, Aswan Evangelical Church (AEC) is located on the Nile River in Southern Egypt, close to the border with Sudan. Situated in a primarily Muslim community, the Aswan church is home to an extraordinary outreach of love to its neighbors.  In Need of a...

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