The Sinai Encounter Lecture by Rev. Dr. John Chew

Last night, on Tuesday, February 5th at 7:00pm, Gusour Cultural Center hosted a lecture given by Rt. Rev. Dr. John Chew. Dr. John Chew spoke on the Sinai Encounter, and its impact on different civilizations and faiths. Dr. Chew was the former Bishop of Singapore, and has studied extensively the Sinai Encounter and its widespread influence.

During his lecture, he discussed the importance of understanding the the revelation of God’s law through the 10 Commandments, regardless of religion. He described the circumstances of the revelation, and how it continues to influence civilizations and religions today.

Bishop Mouneer’s Meeting with Clergy in Gambella

Last week Bishop Mouneer visited Gambella, Ethiopia, with the intention of meeting with and listening to the clergy there as they discussed the qualities they wanted in the future new area bishop. They began with worship and time of prayer. Then the clergy shared the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the region. Bishop Mouneer was impressed by their clear thinking and their vision for the future. The clergy also discussed their hopes and dreams, and provided a detailed description of the qualifications for and qualities of the new bishop. “We want a bishop, not a visitor,” they said. The members of the clergy have a strong desire for a local bishop, not someone from Egypt or the West.

There has been incredible growth in the Horn of Africa region, and it is time to evaluate the best course of action for the future.

Please continue to pray for the Horn of Africa region during this time of selecting a new area bishop.

Training of new Sunday School Teachers

The childhood committee held a training conference for all Sunday school teachers across the Diocese from the 18th to 21st of January, 2018. The conference was attended by 55 teachers, of which 25 are new teachers, from all Anglican churches in Egypt. The conference discussed the goals for 2018 which are concerned with the whole being of the child, not only the spiritual aspect. Besides being trained on hand crafts as means of conveying the lesson, the teachers were also trained on how to tell a story to different age groups. The conference also included some lectures on Anglicanism as well as time of prayers and fellowship. Remarkably, for the first time, the conference was attended by deaf teachers. The conference was held in “Jesus Light of the World Church”. Let us take time to pray for our teachers and children.

New Medical Mission -Mariam Medical Centre- in the Church of Christ the King, Tripoli

The Church of Christ the King is committed to playing its role; serving our local and global communities as we seek to provide answers and hope that only Christ-centered care and the message of Jesus can bring to the darkest world.  By the grace of God, the Church inaugurated Mariam Medical Centre on Nov.7, 2017. MMC is accountable for overall public health promotion and medical care service of Sub Saharan refugees living in Tripoli, Libya. It aims to make sub Saharan settlements viable by improving basic health status of Nigerian in exile through its Primary Health Care centre, for disease prevention, promotion of healthier lifestyles and a cleaner environment. It currently manages and finances one health centre in Tripoli, Libya. MMC’s major challenges are in providing adequate health care to the community, particularly in urban areas. Church of Christ the King, Tripoli, Libya opened a Free Medical Consultation for Basic Hygiene and Family Health Awareness Program every Tuesdays between 9:00 am and 12.00p.m. Within a month, the around fifty patients have consulted the doctor. One of our prayers for 2018, is to see even more people receive salvation through our Medical evangelism efforts.

To read the detailed annual report of the church, please click here.

Boulaq Center Visits the elders at their homes

After celebrating Christmas with the poor and the widows, Boualq center took one more step to visit the bedridden elders. Boulaq center supports 46 bedridden elders, who may or may not have any family members to look after them, in slum areas e.g. Mostorod, Mataria, Kollaly, Sabtia, Boulaq, Toson st., Abdel-Hamid St., and Nour city. Let us pray for them as well as the elders and the family they support.

A member of Boulaq Center helping an elderly widow who has no one to look after her:

 

One of the most touching photos of Boulaq center; it shows 4 generations that were served by the center for more than 30 years.

 

Boulaq center administrator with a family member in front of the family’s residential.

 

Choir on SAT-7

Tomorrow, on Tuesday January 16th, the choir will host a program called “We Will Sing Again” live on TV on channel SAT-7. More than 5 million people generally watch this channel, which hosts choirs and worship leaders. 13 members of the All Saints Cathedral choir will be there. The program will begin at 9pm, and we encourage you to watch! The episode is about worship and music. They will also be talking about how to give thanks to God.

Gosour Cultural Center Participates in “The Unstoppable”

This Friday, Gusour Cultural Center is partnering with Cairo Runners in The Unstoppable Run!

Gusour’s vision is to provide opportunities for all society members of all cultural backgrounds to build bridges of understanding, acceptance, and cooperation through art and cultural activities.

One of the goals of Gusour culture Center is to help the deaf and the hearing impaired to integrate with the society by organizing Egyptian sign-language courses which enable the trainees to deal with the deaf community in their own language. These courses also cover the nature of the deaf people, types of deafness, the problems of the deaf and their relation with the society.

The program will start by an introduction at 7 AM in El-Sawy Cultural Wheel. Running will start at 7: 30 AM to 8:30AM around Zamalek area for 4 KM with the deaf community. Enjoy learning about the deaf culture and the sign language at 8:30 AM at El-Sawy where Gusour will represent awareness session about “The Deaf in Egypt”. You are welcome to join any part of the day for free.

See you all on Friday!

New Prayer Diary for the Diocese of Egypt

Dear Friends of the Diocese of Egypt,

Happy New Year!

At the start of the new year, we wish to thank the Lord for what He has done with us so far; and to ask Him to bless us to be Christ-like in all what we do according to His will. Please join us in prayers. The new prayer diary for the Diocese of Egypt, from January to June 2018, will guide you with the prayer requests for the different ministries. Let us take time to pray for those wonderful ministries.

Thanks for all your prayers. That what keeps us going.

Click here to get the prayer diary. 

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