By the time you read this, I will either be on my way to Egypt or already there. And people have questioned why, amid a global pandemic, I would choose to travel halfway around the world.  

The answer is that I am representing the Atlantic District as the Wesleyan Church in Egypt celebrates their 100thanniversary. The answer is that I am representing the Atlantic District as the Wesleyan Church as Egypt celebrates their 100th anniversary. A year late because of COVID.

When we think of Egypt, we often think of the pharaohs and pyramids. If we try to relate it to our faith, it is all wrapped up in the story of Joseph or Moses and the Exodus.

But the history of the Christian church in Egypt dates back to Mark, the same Mark who wrote the Gospel of Mark. There is a church in Cairo where Christians have worshipped since the 3rd century.

The Wesleyan Church in Egypt celebrated their first service in 1920  and for over a hundred years, Wesleyans have faithfully proclaimed the message of Jesus. Through political turmoil, war and persecution, the church has continued to expand and reach people.

But I’m more excited about the church’s future in Egypt than I am about the Church’s past, and I’m always excited about speaking into the minds and hearts of pastors, regardless of where they serve.

The answer is that  I am representing the Atlantic District as the Wesleyan Church in Egypt celebrates their 100thAnniversary. A year late because of COVID.

When we think of Egypt, we often think of the pharaohs and pyramids. If we try to relate it to our faith, it is all wrapped up in the story of Joseph or Moses and the Exodus.

But the history of the Christian church in Egypt dates back to Mark, the same Mark who wrote the Gospel of Mark. There is a church in Cairo where Christians have worshipped since the 3rd century.  

The Wesleyan Church in Egypt celebrated their first service in 1920  and for over a hundred years, Wesleyans have faithfully proclaimed the message of Jesus. Through political turmoil, war and persecution, the church has continued to expand and reach people.

But I’m more excited about the church’s future in Egypt than I am about the Church’s past, and I’m always excited about speaking into the minds and hearts of pastors, regardless of where they serve.   

Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.

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