Sharing Food

People of Middle Eastern descent pride themselves on their hospitality. The Syrian and Iraqi refugees in our neighborhood may have very little in terms of material possessions, but they will never hold back on sharing their food with you. I have eaten countless meals seated on the floor, around a shared community dish. As the food is shared, stories are also shared about their homeland and the tragedies that shaped who they are. Because of their forced displacement, people from Muslim backgrounds are being exposed for the first time to the Good News that Jesus loves them. We have a unique opportunity to walk alongside families that come from places hostile to the Gospel and to love them with the love He has lavished upon us.  Please pray for our Muslim neighbors, that the bondage of Islam may be broken in their lives and replaced with the freedom that only Christ can give them.