LCC received a request for assistance from Pastor Hesham Shehab of Salam Christian Fellowship in Lombard, Illinois.
Brother Boutros, 63, who is part of Salam's evangelism team on the south side of Chicago, needs help paying medical bills. Boutros has recently lost his wife, who helped in paying the mortgage, and is in the process of re-organizing his life around this new reality. $1,000 is needed to relieve Boutros of his debt.
Boutros lives on the south side of Chicago, where a hundred thousand Muslims live. Those suburbs are called "Little Palestine." The mosques and Islamic organizations there are mostly run by radical Muslim leaders who polarize the Islamic population against the West and Israel and pressure women to don hijab, as well as work against the integration of Islamic communities in the American way of life.
Recently, two Salam Bible study attendees were harassed by three radical Muslims in Bridgeview, Illinois, immediately after they left the Lutheran church in that neighborhood.
Please pray for Salam and Boutros as we reach out to Muslims in that hostile environment and donate generously to support our widowed brother.
Pastor Hesham Shehab