Unhappy. Discontent. Void of purpose. Empty. That’s how 28-year-old Basudha felt. With his sisters married and his parents passed on, Basudha was, for the most part, alone. Basudha followed his family’s local practices and rituals, but nothing brought him happiness—not his work and not his beliefs. The Joy of Christmas One of Basudha’s coworkers, Rayan, was a member of the local church. Being a close friend of Basudha, Rayan knew about the pain and hollowness that dwelt within Basudha. He shared the hope of Jesus with Basudha. He also knew of an upcoming event that was perfect for his unhappy friend.
Rayan’s fellowship, led by GFA-supported pastor Malachai, was organizing a Christmas program. Bright lights and songs were part of the celebration.
Rayan invited the cheerless Basudha, hoping he could find some happiness. Surprised but grateful, Basudha went.
The Story of the One Who Saves
On Christmas Day, Basudha entered the place of worship. Seeing the colorful lights and hearing the beautiful songs excited him, and then the pastor shared a story Basudha had never heard before. It was a story about the birth of Jesus Christ. For the first time, Basudha heard of the One who died for his sins. This Jesus loved him.
Learn more on how to give the poor a better future and show them Christ’s Love through GFA Christmas Gift Catalog’s “Gifts for the Poor”.
Each of the items in this category is truly a gift of compassion. Some gifts generate income for years to come, while others meet immediate needs and could save lives. In addition, recipients have a chance to experience the redemptive love of Jesus—the best gift they could ever receive.