Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Visiting the Nation of Egypt

Thank you for praying for me during my recent trip to Egypt. When I go into hard-to-reach countries, I need your prayers more than ever. Here is a report on what God did in Egypt.

Evangelism in Alexandria
Right after I landed in Cairo, our evangelism team of two evangelists, several pastors, and a fifteen-member music group drove four hours north to the city of Alexandria next to the Mediterranean Sea.

The city of Alexandria was founded in 332 B.C. by Alexander the Great. In 41 B.C. Mark Antony and Cleopatra met in Alexandria. It was the site of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the wonders of the Ancient World, and the location of the world’s greatest library.

The first Christian evangelist to go to Alexandria was Mark, the Gospel writer. It is said that when Mark first entered the city of Alexandria, the strap on his sandal was loose. He visited a cobbler to get it fixed. As the cobbler, a man named Anianos, repaired the sandal, he accidentally pierced his hand with an awl. He cried out in pain, “O One God!” Mark heard his cry and told him about the one true Living God. Mark prayed for the man to be healed and his hand was miraculously made whole. Because of the miracle, Anianos got saved and his whole family was baptized. This was the beginning of the church in Alexandria.



Mark continued to preach in Alexandria for several years and was martyred there in A.D. 68 by a group of pagan priests who tied a rope around his neck and dragged his body through the streets until he died. To this day, there are Coptic Christian churches in Alexandria that trace their spiritual heritage back to Mark.

In A.D. 641 the Muslims conquered Egypt. Modern-day Egypt is 90% Muslim which means it is a huge harvest field.

We did a two-night evangelistic meeting in Alexandria. Attendance the first night was 130 people and the second night was 171 people. The same Jesus who healed Anianos in the first century proved He is alive today by healing lots of people who came to our meeting. A total of 68 people prayed with us for salvation in Alexandria! It was an honor to preach in the same place that Mark once preached.


Soul Winning Conference near Cairo
We gathered together 75 pastors and evangelists and did a three-day soul winning conference. The conference was held at a beautiful campground. Your giving helped us house and feed these precious men and women during the conference. We taught these frontline leaders how to share their faith with people who need Jesus. On the final day of the conference, we prayed for them to be filled with the Holy Spirit and they began to speak in other tongues. Hallelujah! 

Preaching in Cairo
I ministered in several churches in one day in Cairo. One was an Episcopal church, one was Presbyterian, one was Baptist, and one was a Coptic church. At these churches, a total of 115 people came forward for the altar call and 43 people testified they were healed by the power of God.  It was wonderful to see that God works the same no matter what denominational label is on the building.

Thank you for sending me to preach the Gospel in Egypt! Because of your prayers and your giving, we saw a harvest of souls and miracles in a hard-to-reach country.

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