Imagine losing your worth when you lose your spouse. For many women in Asia, this is exactly what happens because their value is connected to their husband. When the husband dies, the widow is often blamed for his death. She is forced to carry shame plus the weight of financial burden, especially when she is denied access to any inheritance from her husband. Far too often, widows become forgotten, left to survive at the mercy of family members’ and neighbors’ generosity.
International Widows’ Day was established in 2011 to highlight the struggles many widows face and to garner support for their welfare. Each year, on June 23, many churches in Asia honor these women and provide for their unique needs. Though this past year was more challenging because of COVID-19 regulations, several churches found ways to bless the widows in their communities.
Blessed to Be a Blessing
Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor Zaccheus, for example, requested donations from the members of his church so they could bless widows in the area with packets of daily essentials.
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