A former pastor, Pastor Gama, who has recently made headlines with his recent venture into Islam, has taken a bold and unconventional step by building a grass-thatched mosque alongside his former congregants. The purpose? To provide themselves with a space where they can freely practice their newfound religion and perform their daily prayers.
In an exclusive interview with the Muslim Media Agency, Pastor Gama shed light on his decision to construct a grass-thatched mosque. He explained that despite their earnest efforts and appeals to Muslim well-wishers, their pleas for a proper mosque in the area had fallen on deaf ears. Faced with the challenge of finding a suitable place of worship, Pastor Gama, along with his family and former congregants, took it upon themselves to build their mosque. This grass-thatched mosque not only serves as a place to worship their true God, Allah, but also stands as a testament to their genuine commitment to the Islamic faith.
“We reached a point where we realized that if we wanted to worship our true God comfortably, we had to take matters into our own hands. We repeatedly asked for assistance in constructing a mosque, but no one came forward. We cannot force people to help us when they are not willing to do so. That’s why we decided to undertake this project ourselves,” Pastor Gama expressed passionately, adding “as we open our grass-built mosque, we are overjoyed and full of gratitude to God for this opportunity.”
While their grass-thatched mosque serves as a source of immense pride, Pastor Gama acknowledged the challenges they face during the rainy season. With the structure being susceptible to flooding, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to perform their prayers undisturbed. Aware of this predicament, Pastor Gama humbly appealed to individuals and Islamic organizations to come forward and support them in constructing a modern mosque that can withstand the elements.
“We are immensely grateful for the grass mosque we have built, but we must also acknowledge the limitations it presents, especially during the rainy season. It is our sincere hope that kind-hearted individuals and Islamic organizations will extend their assistance in creating a new, permanent mosque for our community,” Pastor Gama conveyed earnestly.
The story of Pastor Gama and his grass mosque is a testament to the resilience of faith and the lengths individuals will go to practice their religion without hindrance. It serves as a reminder of the power of self-determination and the strength that comes from standing up for what one believes in. As they continue to navigate the challenges brought on by their unique circumstances, one can only hope that their appeal will be answered, and a more permanent place of worship will soon become a reality for Pastor Gama and his congregants.