When the rains came, they came violently and suddenly. Badin watched in horror as landslide after landslide occurred near his home. Then water began to creep into Badin’s home, and he knew he had to evacuate. With his wife and three children, Badin made a break for the closest city. Hopefully they would make it.
The Waters Rising
Badin and his wife, Wilah, lived in a rural village in South Asia where Badin worked as a laborer on a local farm. Due to a physical disability from birth, he could not undertake hard labor, but Badin provided for his family as best he could.
Then the torrential rain came. Badin didn’t think the water would reach their house, so they stayed put. But late that night, at around 9 p.m., the first landslides began. After one swallowed a neighboring home, Badin turned to his wife—they needed to evacuate now.
But it was too late.
They were stranded in their village, the high water impassable. They couldn’t return home either—four feet of water lay claim to their humble dwelling.
Shelter at the Church
Before leaving their home, Badin called Gospel for Asia (GFA World)worker Gosha, the leader of their church.
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