Meet our New Missionary in Cairo!

Written by Grace Lutheran on Jun 21, 2017 in - No Comments

A Word from our new Missionary in Cairo:

Dear sisters and brothers at Grace,

I was delighted to receive news of your sponsorship covenant via ELCA Global Mission.  I look forward to sharing with you more about the ministries of St. Andrew’s United Church of Cairo and our refugee ministry, StARS.

I will add your congregation to my newsletter mailing list, but please let me know if there is anything in particular that would be interesting for you to know about our work.  St. Andrew’s is home to nine congregations (worshipping in English, Arabic, Nuer, Dinka, and Amharic), as well as StARS, which serves approximately 20,000 refugees from across Africa and the Middle East each year.  We employ over 200 refugees.  Of those 200, nearly all are refugees themselves, and approximately 25% are young people (18-21 years old) who came to Cairo as unaccompanied children and are now working in positions throughout the organization.  We work across four programs–education, psychosocial, legal aid, and outreach.  I’ll be happy to share more, but for now, feel free to check out our website–!

Thank you again for your partnership!

In Christ,

Pastor Kirsten Fryer
ELCA Global Mission
St. Andrews United Church of Cairo