|Marketplace downtown Aswan|
It's 11:33 am on Friday here in Aswan and I'm typing this entry to the sounds of the imam's sermon coming through the windows of our apartment. Today will be another big day for Egypt. Earlier this week the general of the Egyptian army said, “I ask all honorable and faithful Egyptians to take to the streets on Friday (July 26), to mandate me to confront terrorism and violence. I did not ask of you anything before." Even Egyptians aren't exactly sure what he's asking them to do.
However, John and I took this as our cue to call a "snow day." When we were in S*dan we'd sometimes have days that would be tenuous due to political unrest. As a result, we'd call a "snow day" for our team asking them to purchase enough groceries for a few days and to lay low.
God is robed and surging with strength.
And yes, the world is firm, immovable,
Your throne ever firm—you’re Eternal!
Sea storms are up, God,
Sea storms wild and roaring,
Sea storms with thunderous breakers.
Stronger than wild sea storms,
Mightier than sea-storm breakers,
Mighty God rules from High Heaven.
What you say goes—it always has.
“Beauty” and “Holy” mark your palace rule,
God, to the very end of time.
Thank you sincerely for joining with us in prayer for the individuals that make up Egypt, S*dan and its neighboring countries who are facing similar turmoil.
|First visit to Aswan|
|Friends in Egypt|
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