Author Archives: klfryer

Waiting on Election Day

Advent is still officially a few weeks away.  But I often think that, here, we are in a state of perpetual advent.  A state of waiting.  A state of hoping.  A state of watching for signs of the in breaking … Continue reading

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In memoriam: My brother, Simon

  There are some misperceptions about what it takes to be a resettled refugee in the US.  The resettlement process is long and complicated.  By the time a resettled refugee sets foot in the US, he or she has been vetted … Continue reading

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The Syrophoenician and the Syrian

24 From there he set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25 but a woman whose little … Continue reading

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On Armistice Day

My Arabic teacher asked me yesterday if I had been to the pool.  “Ah,” I said, “you see my sunburn!  No, I wasn’t at the pool.  I was at the cemetery.” Tonight at our rehearsal, our choir mates will likely … Continue reading

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Interruptions of Ministry

One of the things I love best about Egypt is the way relationships are valued.  There’s a sense that the person in front of you right now is the most important person.  And whether it is someone you have known forever or … Continue reading

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Why do I love Cairo?

During our recent visit to the States to see friends and family, we were asked many times, “Do you like it in Egypt?”  I always answered yes, which is 100% true.  Sometimes, though, its hard to explain just why I … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day.  For most of the refugees living in Cairo and around the world, it’s just another day.  Another day of being far from the place they long to call home.  Another day of looking for a … Continue reading

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