The widow lost her husband when her daughter was three months old. She did not remarry but learned how to earn money to support themselves. She desperately wanted her daughter to have an education so the widow worked hard everyday to put food on the table and ensure her daughter could remain in school. Today, her daughter is in the 12th grade.
When the pandemic hit, their difficulties naturally multiplied. They was forced to suffer through one extreme lockdown after lockdown. This is how they met Abbaad* and his wife who were distributing food packages to those in need.
Giving them food brought relief and a new friend. Abbaad and his wife learned about the widow’s life, her daughter, their struggles, and what they believed about God. All these conversations and acts of love allowed Abbaad and his wife to share the gospel. Recently, both the mother and daughter gave their lives to Christ.
It’s true that our primary focus is making disciples and planting churches. However, meeting physical needs should also flow from our walk with Christ and Abbaad exhibits this trait week after week - meeting needs while sharing the gospel. This is why we are grateful he is part of the Silk Road Catalyst team in South Asia.
Stories from the Field
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