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.

"When the road was completed, we came back and realized that the road had also brought peace with it." ~Bourama

Mustafa Omar, CEO

Mustafa Omar
Chief Executive Officer

Mustafa Omar has worked for Shelter For Life International in the field and Headquarters management positions; managing projects, leading new business development, and guiding operations around the world. Mr. Omar was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan and has worked in post-conflict reconstruction, Disaster Risk Reduction caused by human or natural phenomena, and market-revitalization efforts in Central Asia, East and West Africa, Europe, and Middle East for the past twenty (20) plus years. Mustafa holds graduate degrees in business administration and urban planning and is working on a PhD at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Topics of research and professional interest include Market Resilience and Social Risk-Management, Influence of Environmental Degradation on Fragile Markets, Impact of Improving Physical Space on Lasting Peace, and the Interaction between Modern Governance and Informal Market Structures.

Gordon Wright
Vice Chairman

Gordon A. Wright is Founder and President of over 40 years with JIMI International and is an Elder at Tulsa Christian Fellowship. Mr. Wright owned and operated a lawn and tree service business for nearly 15 years. Mr. Wright also served with the US Army for three years in the 1960s.Two of Mr. Wright’s years were spent in South Korea as a Brigade Intelligence Sergeant. Mr. Wright has provided mentoring and counseling to spiritual leaders around the world; with specific attention to individuals in Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Bloc countries. Mr. Wright helped to found and direct East/West Resources International and Global Assistance Partners International. Mr. Wright has served as one of the original founding board of directors for Shelter For Life International. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gordon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.