‘Thank You’ from a Christmas Gift Recipient
Gospel for Asia Newsletter

January 2014 • Vol. 10, No. 1

‘Thank You’ from a Christmas Gift Recipient

My name is Sadhri. I was born and brought up in a non-Christian family. My husband, Champak, farms to support my family. I have one son named Udit.

As the days went by, my husband did not get enough work in our area, and due to this, poverty crept into our lives. We lost our joy and peace. Every evening my husband and I quarrelled over different things.

Later, when the rainy season approached, the problems at home continued to increase. Since the roof was not good, when the rain came, it just directly poured into the house, and all of the household items got wet.

All we could do was cover the roof with some plastic sheets, but that didn’t do any good. The rain kept pouring into the house during the rainy season. My family struggled with this problem for three years.

During this difficult time, nobody ever thought of helping us. We were just managing our lives with what we had. It was a really terrible and miserable time in my life. There was no one that I could share my personal problems with. But, one particular day while we were repairing our roof, trying to cover it with some tree leaves, one Gospel for Asia pastor visited our house and gave us some Gospel literature.

The pastor assured me of his daily prayers for my family. That was the day I felt something good in my life. That evening, I read the Gospel tracts, and while reading the tracts, I understood that there was only one God, and that was Jesus Christ.

Three days later, I happened to meet with the pastor again, and I asked him to pray for me. Seeing my desire to know more about Jesus, he and his wife started visiting my house regularly. Eventually, I decided to follow Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

My husband and son were not happy with my new decision to follow Jesus, but I shared the Gospel with them. Later, God changed their hearts, and they also opened their hearts to Jesus. Every day we prayed for our family needs. As the days went by, God started blessing us with so many good things.

Later, through the Christmas gift distribution program of Gospel for Asia, my family received two tin roofing sheets. On that particular day I thanked God from the bottom of my heart, saying, “Every rainy season I was facing a lot of troubles. During the rainy season, my house used to be filled with water. There was no place to keep the household items and no place to cook the food and sleep. Thank you, Lord, for changing my situation.”

Yours in Christ,

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