Saturday, January 29

Please Pray...


My cousin, Matthew, recently received his PhD in philosophy and accepted an offer from the University of Cairo to join their faculty. He unfortunately arrived almost simultaneously with the extremely violent uprisings. My aunt called my grandfather today with news from him and we found that he is ensconced in his high-rise apartment, unable to leave and trapped with limited stores of food and drink (as a foreigner, he can't trust the local water). He can see military and civilian patrols from his windows and hear the sounds and even sometimes the results of widespread violence. He, quite naturally, feels alone and has, to say the least, great trepidation.

Please, please pray for him and his safety. We are all so worried about him.

13 comments:

Matushka Anna said...

I am so sorry! We will certainly pray. Keep us updated.

Jean in Wisconsin said...

We will pray--

leah said...

How frightening--I'm so sorry. He is in our prayers.

Bethany Hudson said...

Prayers lifted, Emily.

elizabeth said...

Prayers for sure.

Can you find some local Coptic people who may have connections that can help him via the church?

keep us posted please.

katherine@evlogia said...

Praying. So very sorry. Lord have mercy.

Much love to you.

willfulmina said...

I just spoke to him. He was able to obtain more food and water and is remarkably calm.

Michelle M. said...

Lord have mercy. We'll be praying. Please keep us updated.

Bethany Hudson said...

Emily - I just read that the American embassy is evacuating American citizens from Egypt and that they should get to the embassy as quickly as they safely can. Just wanted to write and make sure that Matthew knew about this change.
God bless,
Bethany

Mat. Emily said...

Thank you Bethany! I am not sure if he does... he is a Canadian citizen, though. I will pass this information along though!

Αγαπη said...

Will be praying here as well! God be with him!

Michelle said...

I will pray that he remains safe.

neuropoet3 said...

praying... Lord, have mercy!!
Please keep us updated...

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