Monday, April 18, 2016

Embassy of Egypt Calling....

I'm so excited to share with you all an amazing story of how God works!

Recently I was outside in the front yard playing with the kids 
when I realized I'd left my phone inside.

I came inside to check my phone only to find a ton of missed phone calls from a number I didn't recognize.

I quickly dialed the number back thinking that someone must really need me to have dialed so many times.

The phone rang and then on the other line I heard someone answer,

"Hello This is the Egyptian Embassy, 
how can I help you?"

I was completely shocked.

Did she just say what I thought she said?

"Um did you just say the Egyptian Embassy? I received a missed call from this number."

I waited as she responded on the other end,

"Oh is this Emmalee Director of The Gem Foundation?"

"YES!"  I responded.

She then proceeded to share with me that
we had been nominated by another home and that 
the Ambassador wanted to meet with me!

I was speechless. And said,


She sounded joyful as she asked me why I was shocked.

I said "Well it's not everyday an Embassy calls and an Ambassador wants to meet with me!"

We arranged an appointment for the following day and hung up the phone.

I was still shocked and overjoyed.

Could it really be? The country I love where my favorite missionary and hero served?


Several years ago I had read a missionary biography,
 that had grabbed my heart. 

Lillian Thrasher
 was a brave single woman began the journey to Egypt
to serve as a missionary.

Later on she would find that God would call her to start the very first orphanage in Egypt.

And it still runs today.

It has cared for more then 20,000 orphans and widows.

To Read Lillian Thrasher's Book Click Here

Reading her story had inspired me and I longed to someday visit Egypt and see her orphanage and love on the precious Egyptian people.

For years since I had read and reread her biography as God has done things in my life that sometimes mirror the events and struggles of Lillian.

She was a woman of great faith as she trusted Him and
He always met and provided every need she had.

I longed to visit Egypt and for this very reason it has held a special place in my heart.


When the Embassy of Egypt called I felt God in some small way was using my love for Egypt and the Egyptian people - I can just imagine God smiling saying
"Wait until you see what I am going to do!"

I arrived at the Embassy and was ushered into a waiting room, 
where I waited to meet with the Ambassador.

So excited to see what God was going to do.

I was called in to meet with the Ambassador and ushered to another seat in front of his desk.

I introduced myself.

I found that the Ambassador,

to be a kind man with so much compassion and grace.

He is passionate about Orphans and wants to make a difference.

He has a heart for people and the Orphan.

I shared with him all about The Gem Foundation and what we do.

I showed him pictures on my phone of some of my precious Gems.

He shared with me that in Egypt every first of April they host an Orphans Day -
An event to raise money and awareness for the Orphan.

He then proceeded to share that he would like The Gem Foundation to be one of the homes they support through this event.

We were so humbled and honored.

Before leaving of course I had to snap a picture with the Ambassador of Egypt!

Stay tuned for part 2!

To see all that God did!


Hungett said...

WOW..that is so cool and His hand was definitely involved. We just came home from a long awaited trip to Egypt and it is so true that the Egyptian people are so loving and kind. We were honored to visit the homes 2 local families and they graciously share a meal with us. The are so very humble and their children such sweet joys. Can't wait to hear part 2!! Steve & Rita Hungett

Tara Cormican said...

I can hardly wait to read more! Keep us posted... And soon!!

Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik said...

So so so very cool, I can't wait to read part 2!

Jan J. said...

That is SO awesome! Can't wait to see what happened next!

s.m. b. said...

That's so amazing! Would love to visit Egypt one day.
Praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Emma, this is just such a wonderful story. And another example of just how God moves to help the or[han. I can't wait for Part 2 Love Anne Hamilton x