Middle East

Act Like an Egyptian

The day after returning from Europe I flew to Cairo. One aim of the trip was to get some spoken Arabic practice as I continue my Arabic studies. It reminded me of how I felt when I went to Turkey for the first time in 1998. Everything is new, everything is interesting and everything takes …

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An Unexpected Surprise

On a short-term trip to the Middle East in 2022 I met a family at a WEC conference who asked if I would be interested in helping them for a short time to teach their eight-year-old daughter who was to be homeschooled. They lived in a neighbouring country in Central Asia. God opened the door …

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My Teacher and I

A section of the language course I’m taking is for sharing stories about my life. I continue to have encouraging words with my teacher about faith. This week I shared with her about my time in High School when I was really searching about God. I had spent a lot of time reading the Bible …

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Follow the Shepherd

I was thankful to join a colleague to go to an unreached area of the country. We shared with many people, but hearts were not open. There are a lot of abandoned church ruins in the area so it’s a great segue to share the good news to people who know very little about Christ. …

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Shelter From the Storm

I took in a young Ukrainian guy from Crimea who escaped the war. Because he is from Crimea, he’s under the control of the Russian government, which means he would be forced to join the Russian military. So, he escaped to the country where I live because he does not want to fight against his …

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