My name is *Hadmed, and I am married to *Berenice, and together we have two marvelous children.
I am Egyptian, and I have spent all of my life in the city of Cairo, which is the capital of Egypt and has a population of over 18 million inhabitants. My family comes from the Coptic Christian tradition. I grew in this belief system until I was in my 20s when I came to know Jesus Christ in a personal way. Then I began to live a life of service for Him.
I have served through sports ministry as a soccer coach to children and adolescents for many years. This is a strategy which God has given us to reach and connect with people in Cairo, the majority of whom are Muslim. Additionally, a couple of years ago I began to serve as an assistant pastor in a small church located in an incredibly poor area of Cairo called “the Garbage City.” I currently serve there once a week with children and young people.
In 2016, I served for three months with a NAMS team that came to serve in this region of the world, and together we developed various workshops throughout the city of Cairo. We directly impacted 30 people through these workshops, including South Sudanese refugees, Coptic Christians, and Egyptian Muslims. This permitted us to connect with people and establish a network of contacts through which we plan to continue to serve in the areas of discipleship and church planting in the future.
After a process of discernment and training, my family and I have committed ourselves as NAMS Companions. Our vision for the future is to help make disciples of Jesus Christ in Egypt and to plant churches in Northern Africa. This is not an easy area for ministry, but we trust that God is opening a door and has invited us to cooperate with Him in this work.
* Not their real names
Hadmed (identity obscured) with NAMS companions Ivan and Mary Ruiz in Egypt.