Day: 24. December 2016

Christmas 2016 in Cairo

This is Magy! Magy died this past Tuesday as a result of the attack on the “Botrosia” church on Sunday Dec. 11. Some of you know about Magy because we had asked for prayers for her. On Wednesday she had an extraordinary funeral, which has been described as more like a wedding. Her coffin was white, her lovely young mom refused to wear black and said she didn’t want people to mourn… she had returned “home” to the One who gave her to them 10 years ago. Magy was our next door neighbor, and though we didn’t even know her name before, we feel blessed to have met her occasionally in the lift and to know her parents and little sister are still there, on the other side of our living room wall. The tears that Am Samir, our Moslem security man wept for her, were precious and showed us what an effect this little girl had had on him. This last week of Advent has sort of been “taken over” by Magy and our …