Note from Pastor Peter

Dear Friends,

The start of a new class at St. Andrew’s is a good reminder that we are about the ministry of welcoming and assisting new people in their acclimation to Egypt.

Last week nine individuals started our first Arabic language class for foreigners.  Participants will gather several times each week now through December to learn Spoken Arabic of Cairo and Modern Standard Arabic.  Proceeds from this class will go toward our programs assisting refugees who call Egypt their home.  Here because of economic, political, and social upheaval, or war in their home countries, St. Andrew’s Refugee Services (StARS) has been providing refugees support for over thirty years.  Today, StARS offers basic education and legal counseling services to nearly 1,200 people each week.

Also, this weekend is the start of our occasional “Weekend Wanderings”.  This Saturday we will gather to take a tour of old Islamic Cairo and the Khan el Khalili.  It is sure to be a time of learning and fellowship, and I hope you can join us.  For additional details, please see the announcement below.

Thanks again for your support and encouragement of our programs and ministry.  Ma’assalama (go in peace).

In Christ,
Pastor Peter Johnson

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