October 10-21, 2016
In the midst of upheaval and uncertainty, the Presbyterian Church of Egypt is hard at work. They are planting churches and revitalizing century old congregations. We will visit some of those initiatives and see how God is working.
While in Cairo, we will stay at the Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETSC), where leaders are trained for congregations throughout the Middle East. We will have opportunity to meet students there and hear inspiring stories of their calls and aspirations for ministry. We will also visit exciting new church developments in the city and in satellite cities. We’ll explore the possibility of establishing ongoing church-to-church partnerships.
We won’t neglect the outstanding history of Egypt, with visits to the Pyramids of Giza and the Cairo Museum.
We will also travel to the beautiful coastal city of Alexandria and learn about its unique history. We will visit a variety of churches, including established churches with strong mission outreach, new church developments and old churches being revitalized by young, enthusiastic pastors. On our return, we will visit a third-century desert monastery and overnight at a nearby Coptic retreat center, taking time to reflect upon our Egypt experience.
The trip will be led by Rev. Nancy Fox, Outreach Trustee and Tom Widmer, Outreach staff. Estimated land cost is $1,950 including meals, accommodations, ground transportation, transfers, most tips and touring (does not include $20 visa or international airfare). Trip application deadline is July 10th.