Several newsletters from the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa have just been released. These are found on their website as PDFs or you can follow the links below.
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"We are very excited by the achievements in the last few months. We have nearly reached our dream of moving our existing Vocational Training Centre to 6th October City. This will help us to be able to improve the quality of life of young hearing—impaired people by providing and facilitating access to employment and income in order to promote their social and financial independence. The new location will allow us to reach this goal by training one hundred young men and women annually from al over Egypt to be qualified in additional vocations, including electricity, plumbing, car mechanics and computers, in order to be successful members of society. We will not be able to achieve all of this immediately after moving..." Read more »
“We visited the block for foreign prisoners where we chatted to Daniel a young Nigerian, who had been imprisoned for immigration issues. He said that the inside was pretty basic with 6 triple bunks to a cell and little more than one blanket to sleep on. Alfredo, from Mexico, was there on parole for theft; he had been there for 2 years and was still awaiting an initial court date. Another prisoner from India, John, had served his prison sentence but his sentence also included a large fine which he was unable to pay.... Ironically our team of visitors went to minister to the prisoners but we were the ones who were up-lifted. Our time together ended with a worship song reflecting all our nationalities, which had been written on scraps of paper. It was a very poignant time as we formed a circle to worship and pray united by our faith in Christ.” Read more »
"The Church for the Deaf has focused on three things over the last six months. First, we love others. Jesus clearly stated that this was one of the two greatest commandments. Second, we share the good news of salvation. Third, we serve in a variety of ways; helping those in need, sharing our resources, and lifting others up in prayer. Jesus is our perfect example of all three. His entire life was marked by caring for people; both those who love Him and those who did not. Loving in practical ways is our chance to tell others about what He’s done, FOR us, IN us, and THROUGH us." Read more »