Parbeen looked around his farm after a hard day of work. His eyes scanned the fish ponds full of stock, and he could hear his cow mooing in its shed and his chicken farm clucking in their coop. He felt God’s loving hand on his life as he took care of what He had entrusted him with. The poverty he once battled was now no more—and it all ended the day 100 yellow chicks were handed to him.
Parbeen grew up in a village that was dedicated to religious tradition, ancient ancestors and gods and goddesses. One day, Parbeen found hope in Jesus, and from that day forward, he lived for Christ. Although his family was not happy and disagreed with his new beliefs, Parbeen desired to stand strong in his faith in Jesus.
Meeting People Who Helped the Needy
In 2006, Parbeen met a few GFA-supported workers who had come to his village to make a difference. Through their encouragement and prayers, Parbeen grew stronger in the Lord. Parbeen, his wife and their children eventually began to attend the local church led by aGFA-supported pastor.
As the pastor saw Parbeen’s faithfulness to God and the church, he also noticed his struggle with poverty. The pastor requested of his leaders that Parbeen be a recipient of a Christmas gift. One glorious day, 100 fuzzy chicks were handed over to Parbeen.
Successful Chicken Farmer Buys a Fish Farm
With tender and diligent care, Parbeen started a chicken farm. This new source of income would more than just help him get by and feed his family; it would make a lasting impact on his finances—like livestock can do for many impoverished families across the globe.
Learn more on how to provide for families in Asia entrenched in poverty for years to come throughGFA Christmas Gift Catalog’s “Gifts from the Stable”.