Tin sheets turn into piglets, which helped bring a man and his family out of poverty’s iron grip.
Mahavir stared at his gift. Proper shelter for his family was just within his grasp, but something troubled him. He came to the GFA-supported Christmas gift distribution in desperate need of tin sheets, but now that he had them, he realized he faced another problem.
Mahavir saw other happy men and women leaving the gift distribution with their new treasures. Though he needed this gift badly, what could he do if he didn’t have the means to take it home? Approaching a man who had received a pair of piglets, Mahavir hoped that, maybe, just maybe, he would be willing to trade.
To Mahavir’s delight, the man agreed to trade his piglets, and he left the distribution center praising God who alone is wise. When Mahavir took the little piglets all the way home he had no idea his family would forever be changed.
Mahavir, husband and father of three, was a man of faithfulness in his walk with the Lord. Although his little family was deeply impoverished, he trusted God and prayed his Heavenly Father would not let them starve.
Because jobs were difficult to come by, Mahavir frequently traveled to find work. Often his wife, Malli, had to leave their little ones behind with Mahavir’s father to find work as well. Somehow they made due with the rice rations they received from the local authorities. Nevertheless, days without food were not uncommon.
But God was not distant from this family. He held their hands and walked with them as they toiled. He had a perfect plan to rescue them out of poverty’s clutches. He began to move on hearts across the globe to provide for needy families in Asia.