During the conference, we learned that the Sudanese are poorly treated in Egypt. Women are harassed, stoned and beaten up. Their children are bullied in schools.
On day four, the Holy Spirit prompted Wahid and me to ask the Sudanese for forgiveness for all the mistreatment they face.
We decided to take one Sudanese man and one Sudanese woman as a representative of all Sudanese and wash their feet and apologize.
We asked for two volunteers.
The woman who volunteered is the woman whose brother was killed, Madelaine (look at yesterday’s newsletter to learn her story).
When we started apologizing and asking for forgiveness, there was not a dry eye in the room, especially when we apologized for all the harassment they faced on the streets.
But when we knelt to wash their feet, we felt a spirit of freedom and release fill the room. A spirit of love and reconciliation.
You can see from the picture that the man did not want Wahid to wash his feet. Reminded me of Peter, who did not want Jesus to wash his feet.
Please pray that they will always remember that day as they go back to face abuse again.
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We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.