Dear Reading Friends, This is David Telbat with Heart for America Part II, “Amidst the Despised.” The short story is meant to open our eyes to our need and the needs of those who are forgotten right here in America. Perhaps in your town or city, you’ve seen how idolatry, materialism, or selfishness have caused the lost and brokenhearted to be ignored in our midst. Perhaps we could be the ones to kneel for strength, then stand with courage to sacrifice for the sake of Christ in this land of ours. How will God mobilize us locally, even alone, to selfless service?
Amidst the Despised – Heart for America II
by D.I. Telbat
Jamal’s body was covered with scars. Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, the punishment handed down by Wahhabi Sunnis had nearly killed him, but he’d fled to America. Now, he knew why God had kept him alive through all the persecution. Saudis may have hated the followers of Jesus Christ, but it seemed that many Americans didn’t care about Jesus at all!