Outreaches to children in need
THE WORLD OUTREACH INTERNATIONAL Egyptian team recently visited one of Cairo’s biggest hospitals for children who suffer from cancer. Around 200 children, parents and staff attended our programme. It was emotional to see so many suffering children, the majority from Muslim families. Some parents asked that we pray for their kids. We said we were happy to and that it would be “in the Name of Jesus Christ.” There were no objections, so we laid hands on the children and prayed. At the end of our time together, with requests to return again another time, we gave them all some candy, juice and biscuits.
Two months later the team went on another outreach, this time to 170 children in a poor slum area outside Cairo, where kids often run around barefooted in the dirt. “Shoes for Each Kid” was the outreach theme. Many kids received Christ as Saviour. Before leaving we provided them all with a hot meal and gave each child a new pair of shoes!
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.