A group of women visited the sick, hurting and broken inside the walls of the local hospital. The ladies, who were from a church led by a GFA-supported pastor, wanted to share the experience of comfort and love they all knew in Christ. As they prayed and encouraged the hospital patients, they met a lady named Haaniya.
A Sorrowful Story
When Haaniya heard the ladies from the Women’s Fellowship praying for her, she cried loudly. All the pain and sorrow came rushing out from her heart as she explained her situation to the ladies.
“I got married 20 years ago,” Haaniya said. “We led a good family life. My husband was working as a driver. But we don’t have children. We went to temples and [prayed] and offered things [so we would be blessed with children]. But we did not receive any blessing from our gods.”
Haaniya went on to explain how one day, her husband went to work and didn’t return home.
“He left me,” she said. “Now we don’t know anything about him.”
Alone and unprotected, Haaniya began living in her older brother’s house.
“My brother and his wife provide everything for me,” she said.
Then Haaniya suddenly developed a severe breathing problem. She and her brother visited a doctor, who admitted her into the hospital after a thorough check up. It was during this time that she met the Women’s Fellowship sisters.
“I am getting better,” she told the ladies, “but I am not happy because of my family problem.”
The women listened to Haaniya’s sad story and comforted her. They shared about the wonderful miracles of Jesus and prayed for her husband, her health and her family struggles to be resolved. The Women’s Fellowship ladies assured Haaniya they would visit her again.
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