Restless minutes morphed to hours. Sleep evaded Dharma as he anxiously thought about his daughter and her poor health. Then a thought entered the concerned father’s mind.
“There is only one place where we can take our daughter,” Dharma told his wife, “and I believe she will be healed there without any payment.”
Dharma’s daughter had been sick, and he couldn’t afford to pay for her medical treatment. Witch doctors wouldn’t treat her because Dharma didn’t have money, and her condition had only grown worse. So the next morning, Dharma took his daughter to a pastor in a nearby village. After the pastor prayed for the girl, Jesus completely healed her. That miracle showed Dharma and his wife, Avani, that God cared enough about them to heal their daughter, even when no one else did.
But they still lived in poverty. Did Jesus care about that too?
A Gift Brings Hope
Dharma and Avani lived in a hut on their land—1.5 acres of infertile soil. They grew rice, wheat, maize and mustard, but they gained little yield from their hard work, so they supplemented their income by collecting dry wood from the forest and selling it…
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 about the Sisters of Compassion – those who are specially trained woman missionary with a deep burden for showing Christ’s love by physically serving the needy, underprivileged and poor.
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