Shada and her husband, Renan, returned home from the local hospital with heavy hearts. The last 10 years offered disappointment after disappointment after multiple doctor visits resulted in no solution for Shada’s back and joint pain. Poverty threatened to overwhelm the family as medical bills piled up.
Hard Times for the Family
Shada and Renan had run a small business of making and selling snacks in the local shops, which provided enough income to feed them and their three children. But their business declined, and the family’s finances quickly dried up. Food became scarce.
Then Shada’s back and joint pain appeared. The pain severely weakened her, instilling great worry in her family. They spent a significant amount of money on finding a cure, but the doctors could only treat the symptoms. Every hospital visit had ended with the same unhappy answer of no cure, and Shada and Renan’s hopelessness grew.
Blessing Them with Love
One day, GFA pastor Santo happened to meet Shada and Renan. He shared about the love of God, but the couple were surprised to hear about a God named Jesus. Who was this God, they wondered…
Learn more about how generosity can change lives. Through Gospel for Asia (GFA World) and its Christmas Gift Catalog, gifts like pigs, bicycles and sewing machines break the cycle of poverty and show Christ’s love to impoverished families in Asia. One gift can have a far-reaching impact, touching families and rippling out to transform entire communities.
Learn more by reading these Special Reports from Gospel for Asia:
- Fighting Global Poverty with Ideas – Uprooting poverty requires education that transmits values
- Poverty: Public Enemy #1 – Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is Possible, But Not Inevitable
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