Mahavir was able to improve his house and made plans to add on another room. He was also able to buy school clothing for his son, and now his wife can stay home and take care of the children. He has plans to expand his pig farm with the three piglets he currently has. He hopes these piglets will give his family a little more financial stability in the years to come.
“As I was very poor before, I used to worry a lot. I used to think, How will I feed my family? … But now, since I have been given piglets, all the worries and everything has been taken away.”
Mahavir’s daily life was not the only thing that improved though their Christmas gift—his faith grew also.
“My faith has increased, and it has become stronger than before now,” Mahavir said. “Before I used to have doubt. … But after getting these piglets, I really have seen the works of prayer and what faith can really do. My faith is growing day by day.”
Mahavir and his family will reap the benefits of those two cute piggies for the rest of their lives as they remember God is with them and He hears their prayers.
“The Lord is always with me,” Mahavir said with confidence. “I believe that He will be always with my piglet also, and I believe that my family will not hunger.”
Rushil, 55, sat at the marketplace, hoping his begging would earn enough to take care of his and his wife's needs. He'd stretch out his arms to passersby, showing them his hands and fingers that had been eaten away by leprosy. All that remained were the parts nearest to his palms.
"I used to get scolded [by my] school teacher," reflects Ashima, pictured above. "Sometime my teacher used to ask me to stand outside the class as punishment because I didn't bring needed things like paper, books, pencil—whatever is needed in the class. ... I used to feel very ashamed and discouraged."
My 12-year-old heart felt it. It was real, yet so distant and vast. I was swept away by the incredible love God held for precious people in Asia, and I was heartbroken. There was nothing else I could do but kneel on my bedroom floor and weep and pray for those who didn't know the love I knew.
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