Mary* was not having a very good day, to say the least. Having been left by her husband weeks ago—without a job or source of income—she has been struggling to feed her three children, the youngest being five months old.
Mary had worked last week as a househelp. Today when she arrived at the same house, hoping for a day’s work and payment at the end of it, she found the house locked. She was told by neighbors that the family had moved; no “forwarding address” and no telephone number were available.
Now Mary was walking back home. She did not even have the twenty cents (shillings) she needed to pay for a bus. All she was thinking about during her five-mile trek was the best way she could go about taking her life. The outlook was too bleak. But, her walk took her past DOVE, and she heard the Bible being read in Swahili over the loudspeakers.
Mary entered the tent and sat down to listen to the reading. When one of our ladies called her out for a time of sharing, Mary was able to weep out much of the stress. Then she made the decision to accept Christ as her Savior. We sent her away with a bag of food, and expect to see her back within a day or two for more prayer and Bible reading.
This is the power of God’s Word!
*not her real name