A letter from a friend of mine in Egypt
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Greetings from Cairo, Egypt.
The internet service are back an hour ago, so I thought to use the chance and report you before it stops again,
it all started the 25th of January ,ad still escalating till today , it is all major disaster , fear are everywhere , all people are panic in pain and troubled, no one knows where the country is going on , or what to expect , all government offices and private businesses are closed, schools and universities , even hospitals are shut down,
Curfew is daily from 3 pm till 8 am, some time they make it from 7am till 5 pm.
Food are not available plus most of super markets are closed afraid from attack and damage, which already been proven as the biggest supermarket chains like carefuerre and hyper one were burnt to dust.
Prisoners had escaped 5 major Jails , average around 10000 and may be above by far , police stations were burnt , police people and officers run away ,
Lots of stealing and theft in place, Woman and children are kept at homes while all men and young people are under their houses to guard and protect their families and belonging, not mentioning the hundreds of thousands gathered since that day in down town area of Cairo protest ting and demonstrating their views.
All banks and stock market were closed since then, ATM machines are empty so no cash money is available to buy or so,
Egypt were known to us by security and safety which vanished in one day or an hour ,we all are surprised and astonished from what is going on , sense of total ambiguity and hidden hands behind all of these .
Rich people and VIP’s are running away from the country, most of foreigners had flee for their life away,
Even bread and common food are very hard to find. Lack of trust and total sense of left out and betrayals are covering the nation.
Media stations are reporting lots of lies and untruthful situations like BBC, CNN, el Arabia, el gazeira and so on, so no source of true accurate information is available or accessible
The military is trying to establish some type of control in the streets of Egypt, many people died and shoot cars are stolen plus weapons of the interior affairs police stations are stolen and had been with criminals.
every one young and old are holding any type of stick or rod or knife or whatever may help in protecting their families , major divisions between those with the Mubarak and the opposition , clashes and attacks are on the rise increasing daily .
Mobile phones and land lines and internet were shut down since the 25th of January, and only open and back short time every day for the last 2 days only.
Many foreigners have been caught trying to raise the violence of the opposition parties and even supporting their rise paying money and giving food to those staying in downtown demonstrating the protests.
Well many are claiming to be the leaders of the country and even speaks on behalf of the people of Egypt as their representatives. And most of them are anonymous and unknown by civilians .
Well this is the situation at hand as I tried to explain to you , in the midst of this we are praying and believing God for better Egypt and democracy that can allow the gospel of the kingdom to spread out more in openness of people's desire for hope and future .
We as a family are in good shape; wife and kids are at home while I am in the streets most of the time to protect our building and neighbors and certainly my family.
We face lack of resources as banks are closed and we depend on credit cards which are of no value at present, my wife as working in the American university of Cairo –downtown cannot go their and cannot have her salary and university is closed for safety and security reasons .
So I am trying to use every chance to get some food and to keep stock at home while it is very boring for kids to stay at home like prisoners.
The feelings I have is all what happened is preplanned for the sake of the gospel and it is an opportunity made by god , Egypt is changing and never the same again ,we live to see how this days will unfold the wisdom of god and his plans for Egypt and us as loving this nations and lives in its land .
Thank you all whom has called to check on us and praying for our safety, certainly we do appreciate your covenant partnership with us as a family and ministry in this season keep praying for us as a family and Egypt as a nation.
From Cairo Egypt,
7th of February 2011
Greetings from Cairo, Egypt.