WILLS POINT, TX – Discover how Talleen’s life transformed through GFA World national missionaries and Christmas gift distribution program.
At 23, Talleen could hardly have been a better son: He helped support the household, was kind to his parents and faithfully prayed to his traditional deity. Yet for all that, Talleen’s family was struggling to survive.
His parents earned a small income as farmers, and the only work Talleen could find was as a daily labourer. He asked his deity to bless his family and provide for his needs, but his prayers went unanswered.
Frustrated, Talleen would share his problems with his friend Kapil, a GFA World missionary.
Kapil had been telling Talleen about Christ’ love, but the young man firmly rejected the Good News. Every community has its own beliefs and faith, he said, and he wouldn’t betray his own. Besides, following Jesus could have dire consequences.
The village authorities would likely banish his family from the village, leaving them homeless—in addition to all their other struggles.
Still, Pastor Kapil seemed wise, so Talleen sought his advice in other matters of life and even asked for prayer. Kapil continued to encourage Talleen to trust Jesus and shared of God’s faithfulness in his own life. When Talleen explained his fears about embracing Jesus, Kapil prayed for him to be bold.
Learn more about the GFA World’s Christmas Catalog. Gifts like cows, bicycles and sewing machines break the cycle of poverty and show Christ’s love to impoverished families in the areas we serve. One gift can have a far-reaching impact, touching families and rippling out to transform entire communities.
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