Nile Union Academy: A Memoir
by J.R. Adams
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On the far eastern side of Cairo is a neighborhood known as Gabal Asfar. Life in this area could be called traditional Egyptian. Minarets, date trees, and red brick buildings dot the hazy skyline. Tuk-tuks, donkeys, and dust move along the streets. Women dart from the markets in their hijabs. Men smoke shisha pipes and eat falafel at the local restaurants. Kids play ball in the littered streets. Yet, something is a bit different here. Nile Union Academy, a Christian boarding school, has stood since1954 in this largely Muslim area of Cairo. Beyond the white walls that surround the campus compound, life inside is a mosaic of Egyptian and Christian culture.
Nile Union Academy, A Memoir, follows the adventure of Ryan, his wife Dawn, and their five-year-old daughter Eden as they traveled to Egypt to serve the Lord as missionaries. Coming from the United States, they imagined teaching at a school in Cairo to be far different than it actually was. None of the new missionaries were prepared for what the year would bring. Classroom management, student culture, and the day to day challenges were oftentimes shocking. Yet, day by day, they continued to grow in ability, adapting to the problems and creating solutions for the battles that kept arising.
Yet, somewhere along the way, something big happened that shook up the school in a way that almost sent it into chaos. The resulting fallout challenged their marriage, and even made them wonder if they could endure until the end. At times, it seemed like everything was crashing down around them, and new hardships and challenges were constantly appearing.
?Nile Union Academy, A Memoir, takes you deep into the heart of modern Egypt, explores what it is like to teach in this vastly different world, and explores what it is like to live in a part of the world that many westerners never get the chance to experience. From the food, the sights and sounds, the bustling markets, and to the people themselves, this book goes in deep to ...
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
Length: 334 Pages (3,875 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Oct 26th, 2020