Light strains of music could be heard outside the building. Inside, dozens of children sang and danced, following their teacher’s, Parbatie, lead. As Parbatie swept her eyes across the singing children, they paused on one boy in particular. Was Satyesh really singing? Surprise mingled with joy filled Parbatie, and she rushed to call Satyesh’s mother and the local Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor.
A Family’s Trials
Satyesh was a healthy 8-year-old boy, but for some unknown reason he couldn’t speak, which meant he didn’t attend school like his four older sisters. Satyesh’s parents had taken him to several temples, desperately searching for healing and answers. No one could bring out Satyesh’s voice.
Pritesh, Satyesh’s father, fell into a deep depression and found solace in alcohol. His sadness turned into frustration, and his frustration turned into rage, which he would unleash on his wife, Gamya, beating her for no reason whatsoever.
Letting God’s Love In
One day, Gamya met Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor Merul and shared her burdens with him. The worry for her son, her husband’s drunkenness and rage—it all came tumbling out. The pastor comforted Gamya. He said, God loved her and, He could bring healing and deliverance to her family.
A sign of hope! Gamya took this news back to Pritesh, but he ignored it. Secretly, Gamya decided to take Satyesh to church…
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