Nile Union Academy | El Gabal El Asfar, Egypt
At the end of March, Susan and I were returning from two months in Uganda. We had a 24 hour layover in Cairo, Egypt and took full advantage of returning to the place where she spent the first 7 years of her life as her parents were missionaries at Nile Union Academy during the early to mid ‘80’s. It was incredible to be able to walk the campus where she grew up--seeing the house, hearing her memories, seeing the tree that she fell out of resulting in a broken arm.
In a unique twist of events my pastor/friend from the Washington Conference, Tom Decker, and his family are now here serving on this campus in a similar capacity as my in-laws did 30 years ago. Pastor Tom is serving as principal/teacher and his wife, Gladys, is teaching and mentoring the first year teachers and student missionaries. Their 13 year old daughter, Alexi is here studying, while their son Trei is in his Junior year at Auburn Adventist Academy in Washington.
While Susan and I were walking the grounds in late March, Tom and his family were traveling but we were able to connect over the phone. While catching up, he said that he’d love it if it could work out for me to come for a week of prayer. We started laying plans and thanks to the financial support of people all over the world the vision has become a reality.
So now, I am sitting updating my blog from the very house that my wife grew up in. I cannot begin to tell you how blessed I feel to be here. The students at this school are amazing. They’re extremely hospitable and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to several of them. I believe that God is doing an amazing work here on this campus. I can only hope and trust that Jesus will continue to reveal His good and perfect will, not only during this week of spiritual emphasis, but throughout the course of each life that’s represented.
I am truly in awe of how Jesus moves in our lives. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be here. Next time, I will definitely have Susan with me!
Blessings to you students and faculty of Nile Union Academy. If you have any questions/comments, I invite you to simply hit the comment button and write away.
Courage to you all!
El Gabal El Asfar, Egypt