The Land of Leeks and Garlic

November 23, 2016

If I was asked to compile a list of countries that I would like to visit, Egypt probably wouldn’t be on that list.  But then again I’m pretty sure that ten years ago Ghana, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso wouldn’t have been on the list either.
I have just confirmed that I will be visiting Egypt in the late spring to meet with national leaders and Pastors of the Wesleyan Church to explore possible partnerships with the Atlantic District.  And now that I’ve committed to the trip I’m starting to get excited about it.
When we think of Egypt we often think of the Pharaoh’s 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 Christ has been worshipped since the 3rd century.  That’s on my list of things to see.
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.