For five long years, Kayan languished, suffering from an unknown illness that confined her to her bed. As she lay helpless, her and her husband Darsh’s financial situation plummeted, and the family found poverty knocking at their door. Kayan’s desolate physical state left her family struggling to meet basic needs and wondering if they had been cursed.
Dwindling Funds, Dwindling Hope
Visit after visit to various hospitals brought no improvement to Kayan’s health. The doctors’ visits and prescribed medications only served to drain the family’s wallet. Furthermore, fervent prayers to deities of their traditional religion did not change Kayan’s condition. The family began to lose hope that she would ever recover, and Darsh worried about how to secure the money needed to care for his wife and support his family.
One day, Darsh described the family’s increasingly desperate situation to his sister-in-law Neetu, a believer. Neetu responded with the hope found in God’s Word—telling of God’s power to heal and to provide—and she prayed for Kayan’s health.
Learn more about how generosity can change lives. Through the Gospel for Asia (GFA) 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.
Learn more by reading these Special Reports:
- The Scandal of Starvation in a World of Plenty – World Hunger’s Ugly Truths Revealed
- Poverty: Public Enemy #1 – Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is Possible, But Not Inevitable
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