Archives for February 17, 2020

Museum and Library of Alexandria

On our last day in Alexandria, Egypt, Sherif and Marian took us to the Museum and Library of Alexandria, one of the world’s largest. It is a stunningly beautiful building. It houses some ancient manuscripts and a museum commemorating Anwar Sadat and his novel approach to peace with Israel. Alexandria is on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea, where fishing boats bobbed on the water, with the Citadel of Qaitbay in the background.

Sidi Bischr Church in Alexandria, Egypt

Yesterday, on the Lord’s Day, I preached twice for the Sidi Bischr church in Alexandria, Egypt. The sanctuary is small and L-shaped, with the men packed in on one side and the women on the other. There are two more overflow rooms upstairs. Wherever we go, we meet people who have afflictions. Several expressed relief at understanding how God brings us closer to Him through His silence and through difficulties. Afterward, we went to Sherif and Marian’s house with a number of other church leaders from the local church and from other countries. We had wonderful fellowship. We are in awe of the dedication that many make for the cause of Christ. The Lord granted us a sweet, special Sabbath.