Fear gripped Gethin. A cloud in his eyes dimmed his vision. No matter what he tried to do about it, what witch doctors he visited or what sacrifices he made, nothing worked. His vision steadily became worse, and with its decline came a deep–rooted fear Gethin could not shake.
But Gethin had to push aside the fear. He had to work. Gethin and his wife, Reya, had moved to the city so he could get treatment, but they soon discovered life in the city was hard, and they had very little money. They worked at a construction site, enduring difficult labor to bring in what money they could to survive. Was any of this worth it? Would they ever catch a break?
Hope Watches and Steps In
In a tailor shop near the construction site, Gospel for Asia (GFA) missionary Synda watched Gethin and Rysa work. She noticed they were sweating from their hard work, and compassion moved her. Taking a bottle of cold water, she went out to check on them. As they spoke, Synda learned Gethin and Rysa were from her own tribe. They spoke together in their shared language, and she invited the couple to her place.
What a relief it must have been for Gethin and Rysa to find someone in the big city who was from their own tribe. As they visited with Synda, they told her about their problems and asked that she pray for them.
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