The money wasn’t enough; it had never been enough. Pelham, a 37-year-old father of four, worked hard to provide for his family, but it seemed like his earnings from farming and daily wage labor was never sufficient for their needs.
A Pastor’s Intervention
Then, the family happened to meet Gospel for Asia (GFA World)pastor Shaughan. As he got to know the family, the pastor grew more aware of poverty’s grip on them. He saw the hard work Pelham undertook just to keep the six of them alive. And Pelham’s family wasn’t the only one suffering.
In Pastor Shaughan’s area, five separate villages all had families facing debilitating poverty. The circumstances might differ from family to family, but the situation was the same: seemingly unending poverty without hope to overcome it. Fortunately, Pastor Shaughan had the tools to help.
Along with 30 other families from the surrounding villages, Pelham received an invitation to a Christmas gift distribution. He had been chosen to receive a pair of pigs. With such news, Pelham must have felt enormous joy and relief.
Learn more about how generosity can change lives. Through Gospel for Asia (GFA World and it’s affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) and its Christmas Gift Catalog, gifts like pigs, bicycles and sewing machines break the cycle of poverty and show Christ’s love to impoverished families in Asia. One gift can have a far-reaching impact, touching families and rippling out to transform entire communities.
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