It had been months since Kutal walked through the doors of her church. Gospel for Asia (GFA) pastor Balo noticed her absence and wondered what kept the woman from coming. He and a group of believers from the church visited Kutal, listening with surprise as she explained her reason for skipping church.
Every Sunday, Pastor Balo chose someone in the congregation to read the Bible aloud. And every Sunday, Kutal’s heart pounded in fear that one day, Pastor Balo would call on her.
Kutal didn’t think she could endure the embarrassment of everyone learning her secret: She could not read. To avoid the shame of such a humiliation of being a woman of illiteracy, Kutal decided to avoid church altogether.
When Pastor Balo discovered Kutal’s situation and her desire to learn to read and write, he told her about a literacy class offered by Gospel for Asia (GFA) Sisters of Compassion. Kutal’s face lit up at the news she could enroll in the free class and learn to read!
“Though I am a mother of three children, still I have a zeal to learn so that I can read the Bible,” Kutal declared.
Learn more about Gospel for Asia’s programs to combat the 100 million missing women reality by helping women through Vocational Training, Sewing Machines and Literacy Training.
Learn more by reading the GFA special report titled “Literacy: One of the Great Miracle Cures — Resolving the Limitations Illiteracy Places on the Human Spirit”
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