Health care opens doors
Last December we established the first medical centre in Elgawly, a small village of about 7,000 in southern Egypt. Most of the population is Christian.
There is a lot of disease in Elgawly because living standards are poor. The medical centre has been funded entirely by local individual efforts, which is a great achievement and an encouragement to the people. In addition, more than 10 doctors have volunteered to work in the centre, serving the people of Elgawly and neighbouring villages.
I invited all the church leaders and also the Muslim leaders, including the Coptic priest and the Imam of the mosque, to the opening celebration.
I praise God that He used me to establish this centre that is bringing the love of God to the people in that area
Nathan and Sawsan are based in Cairo where Nathan is the director of the ‘Program for Spiritual Life Studies’ where they focus on teaching, evangelism and village ministry as well as the training of sunday school teachers.
Nathan graduated from Cairo University in 1979 as a veterinary surgeon and practiced for seven years. He then attended Bible school in New Zealand, and has been fulltime with WOI since 1988. Nathan is married to Sawsan and they have three children, Maggi, Marten, and Michael.