Every day, Harjap and Farrukh would leave the home they rented to look for work. Whatever job they found that day would, quite literally, provide for their family’s daily bread. Though they worked hard, some days there was simply no work available, which caused severe financial strain on the family. Other days they found work, but it required them to work on Sunday. They often had to miss church, but there was no other choice. Harjap and her husband had to work. On multiple occasions, Harjap came to their GFA-supported pastor Misal with tears in her eyes as she lamented over the family’s financial troubles. Not only was their financial instability difficult, but Harjap was also grieved by their inability to regularly attend church and learn more about God. Pastor Misal would encourage Harjap from God’s Word and remind her that God has a solution for every problem, including her family’s financial situation. He prayed for the family continually, and Harjap and Farrukh continued to trust that God would provide for their employment and financial needs. Special Skill Discovered One day, when Pastor Misal was visiting with the family, he learned Harjap had a valuable skill. Before getting married, she had learned the trade of tailoring. Leaving their home that day, the pastor kept this information in mind. Not long afterward, Pastor Misal’s leaders arranged an event to provide members in the community withChristmas gifts to help them earn a living. He submitted Harjap’s name as one deserving of a gift… the gift of a sewing machine.
Learn more about how to rescue women and their families from the cycle of poverty, through the gift of Sewing Machines.
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