Ali was a man of few words when we first met him. He seldom talks but he is observant, he analyses situations. He is a father who wants the best for his children and knows that education is the only inheritance that he can give them. Ali is a man who has the heart to help his own community despite the hardship in life.
This Covid pandemic brought out the best in him. It has opened our eyes to see Ali for who he is. Ali volunteered to help us in distributing food packs to families who have lost their source of income due to the country-wide lockdown. He delivered the food pack to each family, calling each one of them to arrange delivery.
Ali even gave up his share of food to someone who pleaded with him. When asked, he confidently told us that God is faithful, that He will provide for him and he will not lack. Not surprising, Ali and his family always had food on their table even though he could not work due to the pandemic.
Recently, we have been having spiritual conversations with Ali and he listens attentively, agreeing with what we share. We pray that Ali will open his heart to the God who loves him and be the ‘yeast’ in his community.
Jer 31:33 “….I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God and they will be my people…”
Points for prayer:
1) Pray that the locals in Malaysia will have more compassion towards the Rohingya and lend them a helping hand.
2) Pray that the Lord will open the way for workers amongst the Rohingya and that they will meet more people like Ali. 3) Pray that the Lord will draw Ali and his entire household to Himself.