One of the Arbor's partners in global outreach is St. Michael's Church in Cairo, Egypt. This Anglican church is receiving a steady stream of refugees from Sudan while also trying to provide food packages and other types of assistance to poor Egyptian families living in the area.
St Michael’s Anglican Church is a community of people in Egypt who desire to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and who invite others into this community of faith.
St Michael’s is in Heliopolis, an old suburb of Cairo, very close to the airport and the presidential palace. It has one English and two Egyptian congregations, and one very large Sudanese congregation that is growing steadily.
These Sudanese members are all of the Omarang tribe of the Nuba Mountains. That is in North Sudan, and it is still a war zone. That is why many of the Omarang continue to escape to Egypt.
Many of our members live together in different poor areas of Cairo, but they come to Heliopolis where they have found a home at St Michael’s.
Since the conflicts in their homeland continue to flare up, the number of St. Michael's members from Sudan is growing steadily. Currently they take care of more than 1000 people who have medical and other needs.
St Michael’s Church has begun a social center (St Gabriel Center) in the area where the Sudanese live, and in the same area it has just opened the St Raphael Primary School, for the Sudanese children who presently cannot go to any Egyptian school.