Thursday, January 27, 2011

Holly, the beautiful Cinderella!

Egypt situation update - pray for Egypt.

It has been a relatively quiet day in Cairo, but protests have been
continuing in Suez. There are rumours that power and internet access
may be cut tonight, or that might just be in the city centre where the
protestors have been gathering. Whatever happens tonight, we know for
certain that protests are predicted to escalate on Friday after the
morning prayers are over.

Again we are fairly sure that we will see no action here in our sleepy suburb.

Please keep praying for peace, restraint and moderation from both
sides of the situation.

The twitter hashtag that most people are using has changed so please
now follow #Jan25 if you are interested in the comments from people on
the ground and those around the region.

Posted via email from Jafferblog

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Update on Cairo situation.

As you will know by now (it's on the front page of the BBC and CNN and
just about every other major news source) increasingly violent
protests are continuing throughout Egypt. Twitter has been blocked,
and other websites such as Facebook and YouTube have been in and out
of service most of the day. Apart from reading the regular news
sources, if you really want to get a taste of what is going on look on
Twitter and search for the hashtag #25Jan or #Jan25. These are live
comments mainly from protestors and their supporters.

Our quiet suburb of Maadi is still quiet and suburban. There is very
little chance that anything is going to happen here. All the action is
concentrated downtown and in other cities. We are not worried about
our safety.

So please continue to pray for Egypt, for peace and safety, for
justice and an end to violence.

Posted via email from Jafferblog

We are fine. Pray for Egypt!

We live miles from downtown Cairo, and there wasn't even the faintest
hint of any trouble in our suburb yesterday, and I am not expecting
any issues here at all. It's 7am as I write this and people have been
camping out in the main square in downtown Cairo all night. I have no
idea what is going to happen today, but please pray for peace and
order in the land, along with the need for justice and truth and

Posted via email from Jafferblog

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

They've turned off Twitter in Cairo...

So when it's back on, I would be much obliged if you would all repeat
all the tweets I've missed. Just type them in all over again -
anything written between about 4:30pm and whenever they plug the
information stream back in.

Thanks so much!

Posted via email from Jafferblog

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Church in the rain

So the heavens opened in Cairo this morning and setting up for church under the tent was a soggy affair. Luckily things dried up as the first service started at 2:30. It's never boring in Egypt.

Posted via email from Jafferblog

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Camels by the roadside

Driving across the Sinai back to Cairo, this is a fairly common sight but we'll never get tired of it!

Posted via email from Jafferblog

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Building sandcastles

A pretty good way to pass an afternoon on the beach. This is a model of the place we often go to for a week in the summer. Castello Santa Giuliana in Umbria.

Posted via email from Jafferblog

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!

Well it's looking good so far as we sit and dabble our toes in the Red
Sea. We are on the way to the Sinai Mountains for a few days isolation
and relaxation with the Bedouin.

But my heart is with my brothers and sisters in Alexandria who have
been murdered and maimed as the worshiped last night. Please pray for

Posted via email from Jafferblog