We’ve all heard plenty of bad news coming out of the Middle East/North Africa region the last few years, as some extremist groups have promulgated hatred. And the news out of Egypt has been hard for us in the US to interpret in the last four years. We don’t want to weigh in politically too much here, but we can report that in general Christians are very grateful for the leadership of their new president and there is real hopefulness that greater freedom and interfaith cooperation is coming to this land.
We feel incredibly humbled to have seen and experienced all that we have been able to over the past week. Our caveat as we begin is that we are not journalists, nor are we long-term missionaries who have walked with the church here through its years of struggle and its recent years of revolution(s). We’ve tried to listen well but inevitably our perceptions are limited, and honestly even our internet is weak so we aren’t fact-checking every statistic you’ll see below. So if you are interested in what God is up to in Egypt, do read the links we’ll include here, to Egyptians who can tell the story much better than we can. Here are a few things that have given us cause for hope:
Rich and Lisa Lamb