In Cairo, Egypt, the storied city on the banks of the Nile River, most of the ten million residents are Muslim. But there is a minority Christian population as well, and within that minority are two branches of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
This past week, members in those branches—one English speaking, the other Arabic speaking—were visited by President Jean B. Bingham and Sister Sharon Eubank of the General Relief Society Presidency, along with Elder Randy D. Funk of the Middle East/Africa North Area Presidency, according to Church Newsroom.
In Egypt and other Near Eastern countries, Latter-day Saints observe the Sabbath on Friday, in accordance with local Muslim custom. And this past Friday, October 22, Elder Funk addressed the local congregations during sacrament meeting. Afterward, Sisters Bingham and Eubank met with sisters of the Relief Society and Young Women.
“Though the two congregations there in Cairo were small, they are known, and we love them and we’re grateful for them,” Elder Funk told Newsroom. “The people were so kind and so welcoming and so loving, and I will long remember the experience of being with them and feeling of that.”
The leaders also met with government officials to discuss the new temple coming to the region, in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.
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Sister Bingham also shared about her visit with Sister Eubank on her Facebook page:
For more about the Church leaders’ visit, read the full article on Newsroom.