Noor Yussuf’s bike needed a tune-up after a recent bike ride with his friend Andrew Grimsley.


“ …brought back a lunch of goat, salad and rice within 20 minutes for the dozens of hungry worshippers.”


When Noor stopped by the Grimsley’s house one Sunday afternoon, he didn’t realize their house church’s meeting was still in progress. That meant 20 church-goers were hungry after a long morning of fellowship.

 

Noor is a 30-year-old refugee-background friend from Somalia, and also the owner of a well-loved St. Cloud restaurant and grocery store. One of the church members joked with Noor, “I wish you would have brought us some of your delicious food.”

Immediately, Noor pulled out his phone to place an order, rushed over to his restaurant, and brought back a lunch of goat, salad and rice within 20 minutes for the dozens of hungry worshippers.

 

This isn’t the first time Arrive Ministries St. Cloud Area Director Samantha Grimsley has been in awe of their friend Noor’s generosity; at the start of COVID-19, Noor partnered with local organizations to establish a free Halal section at his Midnimo Grocery Store to help Somali residents experiencing food insecurity.

In honor of Noor’s generosity, we are sharing a Somali rice recipe.

Somali Rice