Egypt is a country in the continent of Africa and has one of the longest histories of any country in the world. Egypt used to be ruled by pharaohs who built the famous pyramids along the Nile River. The Nile is very important to Egypt, as it is a very hot country with little rainfall, if the Nile didn’t flood once a year all the country would be desert!
Cairo, the capital of Egypt, is a very old and very crowded city. Its population could reach 100 million by 2025. Housing is in short supply here. Many people live in tiny houses on the edge of the city. Others live among the graves in the ancient cemeteries or even on the roofs of high-rise buildings.
People from Egypt are called Egyptians and the language they speak is Arabic. Most people in Egypt are Muslim, but there is a small group of Christians living there too. The Egyptian children in this film are Christians. They are also supporters of Mission Together. Listen as they sing about their mission to share the love of God with everyone, everywhere.
As you watch the film, look at the images on the church wall behind them. Can you spot: The Holy Spirit, Our Lady, the Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. John the Baptist?