Every day, Tabor and his wife, Yamika, labored in the fields, tilling, picking, watering, coaxing the earth into producing enough vegetation to live on. Each day their hands toiled to fill the bellies of their seven children with food.
Tabor explored every avenue available to him to increase his income to better provide for his family. But as each attempt fizzled out, Tabor’s frustration boiled over. He desperately wanted to provide a better life for his family and send his children to school, but failure stalked Tabor, and his family remained in poverty.
One day, Tabor and Yamika met Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor Nachum, who shared the love of Christ and encouraged the struggling family to entrust their worries to Jesus. As Pastor Nachum spoke of Christ’s faithfulness and His wondrous works, the words of hope lifted their heavy hearts.
Hearing about the family’s struggles moved Pastor Nachum. Tabor’s determination was admirable, and his desperation was heartbreaking. Wanting to help the family, Pastor Nachum arranged for Tabor’s family to receive a pair of piglets at a GFA gift distribution. This act of love stunned Tabor and Yamika, whose poverty had only ever earned the scorn of others. Relieved to have help in their troubles, the couple and their seven children gleefully walked home with piglets wiggling in their arms.
Piglets and Peace Multiply
Pastor Nachum continued to reach out to the family, who were eager to know more about Jesus, the God who cares for the poor and needy. The family began attending services at Pastor Nachum’s church and found hope in the messages shared and community with other believers.
Learn more about how generosity can change lives. Through Gospel for Asia (GFA World) 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.
Learn more by reading these Special Reports from Gospel for Asia:
- Fighting Global Poverty with Ideas – Uprooting poverty requires education that transmits values
- Poverty: Public Enemy #1 – Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is Possible, But Not Inevitable
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