How Goats Fixed a Leaky Roof
Photo by Gospel for Asia
Water dripped through the roof made of tiles and grass and landed in puddles around four children and the frail body of Kripal’s wife, Bani. A strange sickness held her life in its grip and kept her from eating, slowly stealing her strength until she couldn’t even walk properly. Doctors and those who practiced traditional healing ceremonies failed to cure Bani, but that didn’t stop them from demanding payment.
In addition to Bani’s health problems, the family was distressed by another faceless trouble: During the night, they heard strange noises on their roof. It worried them and interrupted their sleep.
Gradually, Kripal’s family slipped into poverty, grief and despair.
Touched by the mercy and love they experienced, they desired to know Jesus and be known by Him.
This Christmas, you can be Jesus’ hands and feet to families like Kripal’s. By giving gifts that meet practical needs and carry the story of the hope God gave to the world, you can help moms, dads, grandparents and children discover the One we celebrate: Emmanuel, God With Us.
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