If we are obedient and continue to trust in Him, God is faithful. Our co-mission partner Manoj Kumar Pradhananga and his wife Anjila can testify to this as they go about their family ministry work in Nepal.
Through their involvement in earthquake relief efforts undertaken by the Leadership Training Department-NCF Nepal (LTD) they witnessed how a widow had been blessed after being struck by a double tragedy.Sarswati, 38, lost her house during the earthquake on April 25 last year and suffered another blow one month later when her husband, Purna Bahadur, passed away.
As she had to borrow money for her husband’s medical treatment, she was saddled with debts and left to shoulder the responsibility of looking after her five children.
Her eldest son, 18, is the sole breadwinner making handicraft in the capital and can hardly support the family, who are staying in a tent after the earthquake destroyed their house. The rest of the children are studying.
Recently, Sarswati shared her joy of receiving the keys to a house built by LTD.
“It would not have been possible for me to build such a house after the death of my husband. I am very happy and want to express our thanks to all who contributed to build our house,” she said.
This act of mercy reminds us of the widow in the OT who was helped by Elisha during the famine and whose two sons were about to be taken by creditors.
Please pray for God’s grace and mercy to shine in Nepal and for the blockade imposed by India at their borders to be lifted.