Nathan from Egypt
Nathan Bassaly was born in Egypt. His father was a schoolteacher but was called by God to be in the ministry. He left his job and became a pastor. Nathan’s father started his ministry in a village in the south of Egypt and many people received Jesus as their Savior. When Nathan was a child, he experienced the horrific death of his father, which changed his family forever. For the next five years, he lived with anger and longed for revenge. But when Nathan was 11 years old Jesus revealed Himself, took away the bitterness and hatred, and filled his heart with peace, love, and forgiveness.
Nathan graduated from university as a veterinary surgeon, but he felt the call of God in his life. In 1986 he left his job and studied at New Life Bible School in New Zealand. When he completed his studies he returned to Egypt to begin a full-time ministry. He met his wife, Sawsan, in 1988 and they married in 1989, and now have three children.
Nathan is a quiet, but stalwart champion of the gospel, representing International Needs across the middle east. He is living in the midst of the current upheaval and has had to move five times recently because of the dangers in Cairo. Due to his long-term relationship with evangelical and Coptic churches, Nathan is working to bring relief to pastors, their families, and the churches that have suffered so much in the current unrest.