“Go away from here! We don’t want your help!” This was the immediate response from a Musa, a middle-aged Muslim man, when Jay, our Global Gates missionary, showed up in his housing complex offering help.
Jay explained to him that we were following the teachings of Isa (Jesus) who instructs us to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. “Isa has been so good to us,” Jay explained, “that we must help those in need.”
Musa turned away in silent resistance. But two days later he was back. Our Global Gates team was hauling out the flood-soaked ruins of a Muslim widow’s home, when Musa appeared. “I was wrong,” he said, “you are doing God’s work.” Jay shook Musa’s hand, and Musa asked if he could pray for our Global Gates team.
After Musa finished praying, he said, “How can I help? I want to donate to the work of your team.”
Would you join Musa in supporting the work of Global Gates in Houston? The federal government now projects that the rebuilding of Houston will cost in the billions of dollars. Your gift of $70 can purchase a Flood Bucket of relief supplies, or you can contribute toward the $10,000 cost of restoring a widow’s home in Houston. You can donate directly to Global Gates’ Houston Disaster Response by clicking here just choose <Disaster Relief 40300> from the drop down menu.
Thanks for your help!
Dr. David Garrison
Director, Global Gates