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Collection 708 Oral History Interviews with Amina Mira

 Collection
Identifier: CN 708

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Amira Mina, in which she describes her family background; spiritual formation in the Egyptian Coptic Church in Alexandria; her education at the University of Alexandria; her spiritual awakening and discipleship through Youth With A Mission (YWAM); and ministry service with YWAM working with homeless populations, refugees, and mental health patients in Egypt, India, Cambodia, Laos, Sudan, and the United Kingdom; observations of the Arab Spring in 2010, interest in substance abuse and addiction counseling; and studies in clinical mental health counseling at Wheaton College Graduate School (Ill.). The time period covered in the interviews is 1978-2019.

Amira Mina was interviewed by Bob Shuster on November 9, 2018 and January 17, 2019, 2019 at the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives office at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

Dates

  • 2018-2019

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Biographical Information

Full name: Amira Mina

Birth: November 6, 1978 in Alexandria, Egypt

Family

Parents: Nashat and Mona Mina, both deceased.

Siblings: Older brother Ahmet

Marital Status: Single

Conversion: 2001, spiritual awakening after hearing after hearing a sermon on blind Bartimaeus

Education

1996-2000 - B.A. Business Administration at University of Alexandria

2001-2011 - Associates Degree in Counseling, University of the Nations (YWAM)

2014-2016 - Associates Degree in Counseling, Integrative Counseling Diploma level 5, Earls Court Community Project

2018-2020 - M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College Graduate School

Career

2001 - Three-month YWAM Discipleship Training School in Egypt

Dates unknown - YWAM mission trip to Sudan, doing street evangelism

2004 - YWAM Counseling School in the United Kingdom, nine months.

2013-2017 - Full-time position with YWAM in Harpenden, United Kingdom, serving as a staff trainer and counselor with Syrian refugees, homeless populations, and YWAM missionaries.

Extent

2 Sound Recordings

197 Minutes

Language of Materials

English

Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Amira Mina November 9, 2018 and January 17, 2019.

Accession: 18-42, 19-03

February 11, 2021

Katherine Graber

Creator

Title
Oral History Interviews with Amina Mira
Author
Katherine Graber
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Billy Graham Center Archives Repository

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