“When crisis came, even our own . . . relatives were not willing to help,” Agna told her family when she arrived home with the rice. “But the Christian people helped us so why don’t we call the missionary for prayer?”
GFA-supported pastor Biru loved the people around him. You could almost see his compassion as he passed by rice paddy fields after a day of ministry. He knew many of the villagers, and every year he watched the families grow along with their crops. He saw how some were deep in poverty, while others, like Agna and her family, always had enough to survive and even thrive. No one could have guessed that Biru, with his selfless, observant nature, was once a nuisance in his home village.
Once a Troublemaker, Now a Truth-bearer
Biru grew up in a nominal Christian home. As a boy he attended Sunday school every now and then. But even though he was exposed to Christian teaching, he never fully grasped the love of Jesus for himself.