Journey to Egypt

If you aren’t a doctor, a builder or an evangelist, what do you have to offer to the mission field? That is what Eudine Stevens had been wondering for quite awhile. She didn’t fit any of those descriptions, yet she wanted to help out somewhere. Her chance came after she saw an interview on Three Angels' Broadcasting Network (3ABN).

In the interview, Stevens learned that the new Lifestyles Center that was opening in Cairo, Egypt, was looking for someone to come and teach massage therapy, which was her specialty. So Stevens and her sister, Vicki McKoy, started making preparations to travel to Cairo.

Coming from Glendive, a small town of 4,500, Cairo, with its 17 million people, was a bit of a culture shock. “The smog in Cairo is so bad,” related Stevens, “that just breathing is like smoking one pack of cigarettes a day.”

At the Lifestyles Center, Stevens taught eight two-hour classes over a span of about two weeks to 12 students, both men and women. She taught the men and the women separately in respect for the Islamic culture. She also spent extra time with the center’s receptionist, helping her learn so she can continue teaching others.

Stevens and McKoy also managed to do some sightseeing. While in Luxor, however, Stevens got sick with a life-threatening case of food poisoning. The two sisters said that the greatest lesson they brought home with them was that God is big enough to take care of everyone, no matter where they are in the world.

May 01, 2005 / Montana Conference