Snapshot from the Field: Bringing Christ Home

Fr. Rizkalla at a Coptic Orphans home visit in Egypt

Fr. Rizkalla, a Coptic Orthodox priest, brings the presence of Christ into a Coptic Orphans home visit. Even without accompanying priests, our volunteer Reps bring that same presence by their loving actions. In an informal survey also mentioned in this post, 80% of our families answered “what’s the biggest thing that has changed for you since becoming part of Not Alone?” with a nearly identical answer: “before, we felt alone and cut off from Christ and the Church, but now we felt like we have been brought near to Christ again, and are part of the church.” That makes all the difference for fatherless families who face the alienation of poverty.

 

About Nathan Hollenbeck

Nathan joined Coptic Orphans in 2006. It was his response to a call to help return Egypt’s hospitality to the Holy Family on behalf of Christ Emmanuel and the Theotokos, after they changed his own life as a youth. He has a passion to fulfill God’s command to “bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” (Isaiah 1:17, ESV)