A Corona del Mar couple's 10th church visit to Egypt in the past dozen years put them in the center of a storm now being called the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.
But Monica Moore and Dave Fish said they never feared for their safety as they watched events unfold just a few days after their arrival.
"We were afraid for the people in the streets," Moore said. "I'd never say I was worried about myself."
Moore and Fish have been visiting Egypt since 1999 as part of a mission organized through the St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach. Their work focuses on supporting their partner church, the Ibrahimia Evangelical Church of Alexandria, and a sister church in a village an hour away, as well as buying supplies and helping needy children who are attending camps run by the Stephen's Children organization.
This year, they arrived on Jan. 20, spent a day sightseeing and then headed to work at the camp, they said in a recent interview in their Corona del Mar home.