The profit Marut made from his grocery store provided for everything he and his family members could want, but still they were troubled by their circumstances.
Meanwhile, though Marut and Sahira’s son had finished his postgraduate studies in computer science, he couldn’t find a job. The family that seemed to have everything was slowly crumbling apart. Marut and Sahira became so discouraged, in fact, that it began to affect their health.
To make matters worse, Marut’s mother, who also lived with Marut and Sahira, became very sick. She lived life confined to her bed, growing steadily weaker as the days passed.
Hope Found Through a TV Program
For five months, Marut agonized over his daughter’s well-being. One morning while working in his shop, Marut flipped through the TV channels. A certain program caught his attention. There on the screen, a preacher was sharing about the love of the Lord Jesus and praying for people with troubles and sicknesses. Marut didn’t fully understand everything the man on the screen said, but he couldn’t stop thinking about it. He wanted to know more, and he got his chance that afternoon when a familiar friend came to buy groceries from Marut.
The grocer had known Jwala, who was a Christian, for a long time. Marut immediately brought up the television program he had seen that morning, and Jwala happily explained to Marut what the TV preacher had been talking about. Jwala could tell Marut wanted to know more, so he offered to send his son, a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor named Paul, to pray for Marut’s family.