Sagen, Raam and Balin had traveled from other states in search of jobs, looking for some way to provide for their families. They had hoped to offer their children a better life by finding stable employment. Instead, they found themselves picking through rubble for survival, shivering at night under thin blankets as they slept in makeshift dwellings.
Brothers Pushing Past the Shame
Full of hope, brothers Sagen and Raam had left their families in their home village, seeking work in a factory or other profitable company. Inquiry after inquiry siphoned their hope of obtaining gainful employment. What were they to do? How could they provide for their families without work?
The two later learned of a job that required no employer—rag picking. Pick through garbage and find items to sell for recycling? Knock on doors pleading for other people’s cast-offs? Is this what they had left their homes to achieve?
Perhaps the brothers lowered their heads in shame as they considered the prospect, but they were desperate. Feed themselves and their families, they must. If that required digging through trash, so they must.
You can offer warmth of a blanket to someone in need in Jesus’ name. With the simple gift of a blanket, you can help wrap Christ’s love around these precious individuals and help them rest well. As a tangible reminder of Christ’s love, this blanket can bring warmth to body and soul and impact lives.
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