One thousand one hundred years ago the Egyptian government ruled that, except for Coptic and Catholic, no Christian churches will be allowed to be build in the city of Cairo. Only a few years ago, they were allowed to rent a facility, but no new construction. Such has been the official policy for Cairo since the year 923 AD.
However, since President El-Sisi has been in power, he has repeatedly pledged to allow the founding of five new Christian churches yearly. Now he is allowing the right to build new churches in the city of Cairo.
We are pleased to announce that the first non-Catholic, or non-Coptic (in more than 1,000 years) a Christian church has been approved for construction in Cairo, and is now more than fifty percent complete. (We have purposely withheld the name of the church and it’s pastor to protect them from terrorist attacks.)
A special thanks to The Lighthouse World Outreach Center in Monroe, Georgia and Pastor Raymond Hardy, for the remaining fifty percent of the church’s construction. The cost has now been completely funded!!! What a blessing!
I was so thankful that I was able to go to Cairo during the second week of September, accompanied by Ron Teal, where we were privileged to present the funds to the pastor. Needless to say, the church and pastor were quite excited, giving God all the praise and honor. Because the construction efforts of this church have been successful, and has progressed without any problems, passing the government’s credibility test, the El-Sisi government has pledged to approve fifty more Christian church construction applications. Truly, God is moving miraculously in Egypt and throughout the Islamic world.
Elsewhere in Egypt, “The God’s Widow’s Farm” is still producing far greater than all other farms in the region. In fact, harvests of wheat, corn, beans, and grapes have jumped to nine tons per acre this year, and onions, garlic, egg plant, and squash harvests have increased to seven tons per acre this year. Since this farm is God’s farm and is planted for the purpose of feeding and supporting widows, then it is under God’s authority. The number of widows we are supporting has increased to 1,500 and the orphans we support doubled. The inflation in Egypt has skyrocket out of control, God had to supply miraculously in order to cover the increase, which He did do through each one of you and the miracle of harvest increase. The farm has become so “famous” that we receive offers weekly beyond the selling price of all other acreage in the region, but this is God’s farm, to be used for His purpose; so, it is not for sale.
Thank all of you who have supported our widows through our Bags of Hope program, which supplies our widows with cooking oil, sugar, rice, tea, macaroni, salt, pepper, honey, barley, and other staples, and the farm which supplies our widows with wheat that we grind into flour, corn that we grind into meal, beans, onions and other fresh products, as well as meat. Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! Amen! Egypt is receiving a harvest of souls.
It is through you that the scriptures are being fulfilled in that widows are being cared for and supported, and many souls saved. (Dt. 10:18; 14:28-29; Ps 68:5; I Tim 5:3-16; James 1:27 among at least 100 other scriptures about widows.)
May the Lord give back to you abundantly!