“Kalyani’s fingers traced the purple, gray and cream stripes of her new knit sweater. The details in the knitting, the wave and chevron designs, the white buttons surrounded in clear ripples were beautiful. More importantly, this sweater would keep her warm.”
Kalyani slid her shawl from the wire hanger on the mud wall of her home and wrapped it around her. A draft swept through the roof’s cracks in her bedroom, giving her a sense of what awaited her.
She closed her eyes, pressed her hands together and prayed before walking out the door.
The biting wind of an early winter morning assailed her, and Kalyani hugged the shawl closer to her body for protection as she walked, seeking people who needed prayer or encouragement or hope.
Did Kalyani think about how cold she felt or the way her body reacted to the dropping temperatures? Or were her thoughts set on the people around her who needed to know Jesus?
Mysterious Illness Flares Up in Winter
For years, Kalyani battled winter; her body swelled whenever the cold hit her skin. Neither she nor her family understood why it happened. Maybe it had something to do with her kidneys. She had been diagnosed with kidney problems a few years before becoming a GFA worker…
Learn more about GFA World Winter Clothing ministry, and how to give warm clothing to people who need it. Whether recipients are sharing the love of God or providing for a family, winter clothing will offer them warmth for years to come.
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