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How Will You Choose To Love Your Neighbor?
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” -Luke 10:27
The second great commandment raises the question, “Who is my neighbor?” One of Jesus Christ’s main points in Luke 10:27-29 was this: we are not to love our own fellow believers to the exclusion of others. God’s image was placed in humanity at creation, and not only at redemption. This divine likeness is essential to the very definition of humanity. Therefore every human being – whether a person living in a country holding different political and religious views or someone in your local church – ought to be treated with dignity and compassionate love, out of respect for the image of God within him. We urge you to become prayer partners with SFL in fulfilling the Second Great Commandment. Join us in demonstrating God’s love to people who have suffered the violence of conflict and disaster, regardless of their religion, gender, ethnicity, or politics.
Prayer has been a cornerstone of Shelter For Life since its inception, and we seek to continue the tradition with the help of people like you. If you feel led to join with us in prayer, please pray whatever God places on your heart. We also have specific prayer requests listed below:
Pray for those who are in despair resulting from the loss of homes, communities, livelihoods, and loved ones.
Pray first for the PEOPLE who are suffering. Read about their lives, learn about their culture, and become more informed about their situation. Then commit yourself to pray them through their human tragedy. Pray next for SFL STAFF who have sacrificed the comforts of home to serve in difficult conditions and sometimes dangerous environments.
Pray for their physical safety from disease and violence.
Pray for wisdom as they train and equip leaders to restore hope and establish the foundation for a stable society.
Pray also for the various construction and community development projects that are taking place in each country SFL serves. Whether it is repairing a bridge, restoring a water system, or building a clinic… each project is designed to rebuild communities and restore lives. Pray that the workers, materials, and resources would be supplied.
Pray that God would provide the funds required to meet the needs of the poor and suffering.
Pray that we will have the financial resources to complete our projects. Pray that families will acclimate well to their new homes.
Chief Executive Officer
Mustafa Omar has worked in Shelter For Life’s field projects and headquarters organizational management positions, leading operations and business development around the world. Mr. Omar has managed and overseen a variety of projects in some of the world’s most difficult places to work, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, and South Sudan. He holds a degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.