Well, the time has arrived and our “Out of Egypt” trip begins. Our bags are packed (or soon will be) and our new family will be gathering in Chicago and Cairo. We pray for God’s blessing on us physically, spiritually, and emotionally. We pray for our leaders – that they may guide us in wisdom and in Truth. We especially pray for Pastor George – that God would prepare him and guide him as he shepherds us on this journey. We pray for the peace of Israel and the Middle East. Finally, we pray for God’s protection as we travel throughout the United States and on into Egypt, Israel, and Jordan.


We are thankful for the opportunity to participate on this trip and look forward to sharing this experience with you.






Shema Israel,
Adonai elohenu, Adonai echad,
Ve’ahavta et Adonai eloeikah,
B’kohl lavavkah,
Uve’khol m’odekah.
Ve’ahavta re acha comocha.


Hear O Israel,
The Lord is our God, the Lord alone,
Love the Lord your God
With all your heart,
With all your soul,
And with all your might!
And love your neighbor as yourself.


Deuteronomy 6:4-5: