So what can i say about my trip to Egypt last month... Heat, No Sleep, Camels, Pyramids, New Friends, Mosquito Bites..
In September i had the privilege of being able to attend the YWAM, University Of The Nations Workshop in Cairo. I was joined by 400 others form over 50 different Nations. We were also linked to workshops in Kiev, Lausanne & Cape town, via YWAM's video Conference Network, Genesis.
My main role was to run the sound, which meant ALOT of work. Starting at 7am each day and then finishing around 230am the following day. Setting up was also a challenge, as trying to find the right cables in a village 2 hours North of Cairo is a problem in itself. But during Ramadan when nothing is open until about 8pm, its even more challenging.
Despite the challenges, everything was up and running with literally Minutes to spare. They were still welding the projector mounts to the ceiling 5 minutes before the event started!!! I spent most of my day sat in the sound booth with the translators. Everything was translated from English into; Arabic, Spanish, Korean & German! I did learn a few words in Arabic...
Each morning and night a different speaker from the different locations shared a message, some of these were: Tom Bloomer (From Lausanne) Loren Cunningham (From Lausanne) Jim Stier (From Kiev) and were privileged to have David Hamilton & Darleene Cunningham (Pictured with me here) with us in Cairo
There were many of the highlights of the week. One was being among the first few to sign the 50 YEAR COVENANT, but the ultimate for me was hearing our founder Loren Cunningham speak on the final night, and then "Send us out into the nations" We symbolized this by lighting a torch in each location, then each person lighting a candle from the torch. Around then world we then marched out of the doors to a HUGE 30m Map of the world to take the light to the nations. It was very powerful.
It wasn't quite all WORK. We did manage to get one afternoon off to go and do some tourist stuff. Camels, Pyramids, kebabs etc...
All in all it was a great experience to meet new friends, catch up with old ones, experience North Africa for the first time, and to see what God is up to in other parts of the world.
Hanging out with Benny Prasad in Egypt. Check out www.bennyprasad.com