Mostafa cites Freedom’s ‘family atmosphere’ and the way it gives people a new sense of purpose as two reasons for its success.
However, he thinks the organisation’s biggest asset is its generous heart: ‘Our organisation doesn’t make a profit, but we are helping people,’ he says. ‘I came here and they treated me without asking for money.’
As Tearfund leaves Egypt, Freedom Ministries looks set to continue its exemplary work for many years to come. And the generous and non-judgmental spirit looks to draw many more addicts off the streets and out of a deadly cycle.
Tearfund is due to end its 25-year presence in Egypt this month. To mark this we are sharing stories of amazing work our partner organisations are doing – and will continue to do, after we have departed.
Pray for Freedom Ministries as they carry on their work with some of Egypt’s most marginalised people. Ask God to raise up more people like Mostafa – men and women who can reach those battling pain and addiction.
Remember in your prayers the other organisations that Tearfund has most recently been partnering with in Egypt**: Refuge Egypt (working with refugees), The Council for Services and Development (lending schemes for young people), Think and Do (supporting the most vulnerable) and EpiscoCare (who promote education and literacy for women and girls).
*Name has been changed to protect identity
**This is only some of the work that these organisations do!