Kalinda’s husband, Anton, stood in the night air, just outside the house. It was the end of a long day at work, capped by a family dinner. Enjoying one last moment under the starry sky, Anton suddenly felt faint. He crumpled to the ground, his life extinguished by cardiac arrest.
Kalinda was devastated … Without her husband—how were she and her children possibly going to survive?
Another Crisis Leads to Hope
Weary years passed for Kalinda’s family as they eked out a life together. Then another moment of crisis for the battered family came: Kalinda’s oldest daughter, Mala, was afflicted by evil spirits. Mala spent each night in fear, keeping the whole family awake with screams of terror.
While the family lived through these nights of torment and fear, one day they met a GFA-supported pastor named Kulveer. Kalinda asked Pastor Kulveer to please pray for her daughter in Jesus’ name. Pastor Kulveer prayed for Mala and encouraged the family to trust Jesus to rescue her.
Help on the Horizon
Kalinda and her family began to attend Pastor Kulveer’s worship services to praise the God who rescued Mala. As the pastor got to know the family, he saw hardships that came from not having a father or husband to provide for Kalinda’s children and in-laws. He knew this struggling family had land, and they lacked the tools to work it. Filled with compassion, Pastor Kulveer prayed for a way he could help.
A New Member of the Family
Kalinda was overwhelmed with joy the day she received a water buffalo from a Christmas gift distribution arranged by Pastor Kulveer. It was the perfect “tool” to transform their barren land into a verdant garden. Thankfulness filled her heart as she and her family brought the water buffalo home.