Five minutes to a new day – June 5th was a long, hot day, 115 degrees and up, along with incredible fellowship, watching our brothers distribute food to a few schools where they are helping Sudanese refugee kids finish out the school year.
We started off the day visiting an evangelical mission hospital called Al-Germaniyya that has been here since 1900… Brother Joachim, who grew up as a German missionary kid in the Ivory Coast, administers the hospital here in Aswan. One would run out of superlatives describing the folks here, not to mention that all the glory belongs to God, whose presence is felt as soon as one enters the compound. It is very cool to watch the integration/cooperation between the guys (Bridges/alJusour) and Joachim’s folks, and even folks from local churches – with the current slaughter in Sudan, the response here has been fast and efficient. I’m totally impressed.
It also became much more personal today, as we started talking to one elder gentleman from Sudan, who was obviously of Egyptian origin. Kalim found out that he is a cousin of a dear friend of ours who passed away several years ago. Her son married Kalim’s niece, and Kalim was able to connect the two. This gentleman lost it all to the Sudanese gangs, but was able to get his family up to Cairo.
Brother Said (on our team from Lebanon) came back excited from one home visit with some Muslims from Sudan that fled. They were very interested in Jesus, and the only valuable thing they had brought from Sudan with them was a Bible. They spent a lot of time sharing and the family wants them to come back.
Another brother, Kero, shared from Isaiah 16 this morning:
Like fluttering birds pushed out of the nest, so are the daughters of Moab at the fords of the Arnon: “Give us counsel; render a decision. Shelter us at noonday with shade as dark as night. Hide the refugees; do not betray the one who flees. Let my fugitives stay with you; be a refuge for Moab from the destroyer.”
We just give it all to our deliverer Jesus, help us to have Your heart for these folks…Amen.
ReBridge is still working towards the goal of raising $250,000 for the efforts in Egypt. Your contribution will make a huge impact as we meet the physical needs of these refugees and allow God to open doors for sharing the gospel.
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