A Pastor’s Gift of a Blanket Leads a Widow to Jesus Christ

Dayita (second from left) and her children and grandchild pose for a picture with Pastor Ansh (far right).

After the death of her husband, Dayita and her children faced many challenges, especially when it came to finances.

Without the presence or provision of her husband, Dayita carried grief and sorrow as her constant companions. When Gospel For Asia-supported pastor Ansh met Dayita, the expression she wore moved him to compassion.

Pastor Ansh and his wife often traveled through their village and the surrounding areas, talking with neighbors and learning more about their lives. When they came to Dayita’s home, they learned that the widow’s elder daughter was married and lived in the same village and her youngest, a son, was studying in the 10th grade. Her two remaining children worked in the paddy fields to provide for the family.

As Pastor Ansh and his wife spent time learning about the family and their challenges, they offered Dayita encouragement, sharing Scriptures from God’s Word and praying with her. Dayita was comforted by Psalm 46:1–3 as well as the truths in Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

Before leaving, Pastor Ansh gave Dayita a blanket—a valuable gift for a family struggling to make ends meet. She received the gift; but based on her outward response, the pastor’s generosity didn’t seem to have much of an impact.

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SOURCE: Assist News

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