Bahar’s husband was gone. Stricken by cancer, he passed away after fighting it for a year. Bahar and her four children were devastated. Not long after her husband’s passing, Bahar herself fell ill with the very same type of cancer that had claimed her husband’s life. Fear and desperation threatened the ailing widow and her children. Tragedy After Tragedy Bahar lives in a rural village in Asia where traditional rituals are followed. Bahar had been especially rigorous in her adherence. But after her husband’s death and her subsequent diagnosis with cancer, Bahar’s faith was shaken. Often did she think of her children, wondering what would happen to them should she die. That thought grew unbearable at times. Bahar sought treatment from doctors and local holy sites, hoping for anything to give her healing. But nothing worked, and day after day, Bahar’s condition worsened.
One Final Option
One of the doctors Bahar consulted with was at his wit’s end. No amount of medicine, treatment or remedies he prescribed helped the poor widow in any way. But, he thought, there was one last avenue they could try.
The next time Bahar visited her doctor, he suggested she go to a local church. The doctor knew of various people who had been complete healing there, even when hope was lost. All other means exhausted, Bahar was willing to try anything.
Sometime later, Bahar found herself in a church led by GFA-supported pastor Raz. After hearing of this widow’s plight, Pastor Raz and the entire congregation began to pray in earnest. Days turned into weeks; weeks turned into months as the congregation continued to pray for Bahar.