Altering Their Income
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It had been Raissa’s hope to help her husband. She had great expectation of increasing their daily income, thinking she had found the tool to lift them out of poverty. She wrestled with her very meager education, which prohibited her from finding good work, and now Raissa had a chance do something.
She started tailoring class, but once Raissa graduated, her plans appeared to be merely an intangible dream. The six months of tailoring classes now looked like hours spent in vain. For all her effort, she and her hard-working husband couldn’t afford a sewing machine.
As monthly rent drained their income, things did not look bright. However, unknown to Raissa and Taraswin, God saw their struggles.
A Need Not Unseen
One day, they were chatting with their neighbor, and he introduced Taraswin and Raissa to his friend, a GFA-supported pastor named Rochan. As Pastor Rochan struck up a conversation with the couple, they began to open up.
“After coming to this place, I am not getting any proper work, and I am struggling to take care of my wife and child,” Taraswin explained.
Pastor Rochan encouraged Taraswin and Raissa in the Lord. He prayed and asked God to open doors for them to have a better income. As Pastor Rochan walked away, he felt compelled to do everything he could to help this family.
Three weeks later, he invited Taraswin and Raissa to the church’s Christmas gift distribution program. Raissa could hardly believe her eyes when she received her sewing machine.
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