Using Free Holiday Time Wisely
In Egypt the school and university summer holidays last four months, and most students don’t have any plans or ideas how to use this free time wisely. At our World Outreach International vocational training centre, we decided to hold some classes whereby students could learn and develop skills in areas of their interest. Music is a very popular summer class. Unfortunately the Egyptian education system does not place much emphasis on music. This past summer we had 35 students learning to play the keyboard and guitar. As the holiday time drew to a close, the children were playing well; they were even playing some hymns, much to the delight of their parents. It is our vision to train up a generation of worship leaders to lead God-glorifying worship in their respective local churches.
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.