Christie Manisto and Steven Saari
Please support our call to serve as missionaries with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Cairo, Egypt! Our work is multifaceted with new challenges every day.
Christie serves as Pastor to St. Andrews United Church of Cairo, an International, interdenominational church in the heart of Cairo. She also serves as Chaplain to the St.Andrews Refugee Services (StARS) ministry--an interfaith ministry serving over 45,000 persons who have been forcibly displaced from their homelands and are in Cairo seeking safety. StARS seeks to not only accompany and assist refugees but to lift up the expertise and experience of these individuals so they can share their experience strength and hope with the world. More information can be found at StARS.org
Steve serves as Special Education coordinator at the StARS ministry. Our work provides us with so much joy and so many new experiences every day. We are so grateful to be in Cairo to accompany those who are working on the front lines serving those most in need.
This page is set up to receive donations from individuals only. If you are giving on behalf of a congregation or organization, visit ELCA.org/MissionaryGiving or get in touch with me for more information about other giving methods.
The ELCA’s Approach to Global Mission
As part of a global Lutheran community, the ELCA gratefully receives the witness of global siblings whose faith, hospitality, resilience and zeal energize us and our own congregations. In response, together our denomination shares our gifts and talents to address the root causes of poverty and hunger, fight malaria and HIV/AIDS, build communities that coexist in peace, and prepare people to preach the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
The average total cost for one missionary household to serve is about $100,000. Each missionary is tasked with raising a minimum of $20,000. The ELCA raises additional funds through generous congregations and individual donors. If more than $100,000 is received, these funds help support other missionaries as they accompany our neighbors around the world.
No matter where or how they serve, every missionary (including us!) needs your prayers, support and gifts to succeed. Will you join us in our journey by giving a gift today? By doing so, you’ll be investing not only in my work but also in helping to grow God's global church.
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