Well, let’s be honest. I love this place. I love the people; I love the country; I love the people; I love the camp; I love the culture; I love the people; I love coaching sports; I love the people; I love the travel; I love the people; I love Egypt…did I mention I love the people.
This is my third year on this trip, and honestly each year gets better. I was a little nervous thinking nothing could top last year, but then God did it once again. This was the best year, yet. We are currently at a cool place on the Med Sea (not going to try to spell that word), and someone asked me why this was the best year. As I was trying to answer, I could only see the faces of all the people I love so much here. People that live in a different country and speak a different language, but love the same God I love and have captured my heart. These people also are now friends I talk to all year long and am already counting the days until I go back to see again (344 days, 23 hours, 58 min, 17 seconds).
Thank you for praying for us. Thank you for supporting us to be in this place. Thank you for reading these blogs. I really do hope they help you get a sense of why we love this place. I wish I could bottle up all my feelings and thoughts about this place and let you truly experience why we feel the way we do.
One of the cool things my dad and I got to do this year was to go have breakfast in Cairo at the home of one of his friends named Micho. We met his wife and daughter and got to experience an authentic Egyptian experience in Cairo. It was awesome. He talked about how God has used Egypt in big ways and is continuing to use Egypt in the world. I think he is right and it reminded me of the verse I would see everyday walking into meals at camp. Isaiah 19:25, “For the Lord of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people.” Egypt is already a blessing to me and all these coaches, staff, and campers that come every year, and in a way He is blessing parts of Texas because we sure come back different year after year. I know I have so many people to thank for me being here…but most of all, Thank you, God for letting me come to Egypt!