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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Site of Assassination

This is the reviewing stand where Anwar Sadat, the President of Egypt, was sitting watching a parade in October of 1981 when he was assassinated. He is buried across the street from this place where there are two armed guards on duty 24/7.

Cairo, Egypt

Yes...it is the Christian symbol right here in North Africa!
This is a Coptic Church that was carved into the mountain...never seen
anything like this before! There were two churches like this a few hundred yards from each
other and this is the smaller one!

All of this and more was carved into the side of the mountain! And we thought Stone
Mountain had some artwork! More carvings are still being done.
One view of the larger of the two churches. They have services every
Thursday night and thousands of people go every week.
Another view of the Coptic Church
"Garbage City"....all of the garbage in Cairo is sent to this place
recycle what they can with most of the work being done by women and children. The two Coptic Churches above are nearby the Garbage City and we were told that those workers in the are the people who did the work to build the churches and do the carvings in the mountain
A family living on the roof of a building. Notice the satellite. One person called it the 'national flower'. People may not have much, but they will have a satellite. That is why our investment in the Kingdom Sat is so worthy. I was speaking to a group of women who did not know me but they saw a picture of Johnny and said, "He is famous here! He is on our TV!"
The Nile River
Our first view of the pyramids from the city of Cairo!
Here we are! Giza Pyramids
You can even shop in the desert!
Another taping for the IMB
Right across the street from the Spinx was a KFC where we had lunch! You could take a
picture of the pyramids from the window of the KFC!

The pyramids are only a short distance from the city

Tunisia in North Africa

Welcome to Tunisia
Beautiful green countryside
More tapings at an ancient baptismal site

American Cemetery
World War II Map in colored marble
American Cemetery - World War II

Streets of Tunis


Welcome to Algeria
Police escort through Algeria as we made our way to the border to enter Tunisia.
Sometimes Americans are targets for bandits and the likes.
Rural city life in Algeria
A resort area along the coast of Algeria
The seaport of Annaba
Where the New Testament was canonized by Augustine
An actual bone from the body of Augustine in cased behind the glass in the tube
The Cathedral of St. Augustine in Annaba, Algeria. Throughout our journey, Johnny did on the spot challenges to the Church in America to motivate and mobilize Christians toward the Middle East.


Incredible is not a good enough word to describe the things we have seen and heard during these last two weeks. Life changing is also not a good description of what our hearts have experienced. There is a great work going on in the Middle East and we are only a small part. More workers are need to join in the harvest. Long term, short term, even just a few weeks would help. Are you willing to go? I am going to post only a few pictures from each of the four countries we visited. These are not even highlights.....people and their testimonies are the highlights and this blog will not be sufficient for those issues. However, I will share some of the sights with you briefly.

Mount Nebo and the desert....A personal word from the Pastor was video taped
for the church on Sunday
Geocaching at its best! Found 2 in Amman, Jordan
An olive wood factory that was staff by workers with disabilities
Overlooking a city in Jordan

A Special Occasion

It takes a special occasion for the Hunt clan to get together and it finally happened after many years. Norman celebrated his 20th year as pastor at Hopewell and it brought the brothers, sister and even some of the cousins together for the weekend. It was great fun!