Kavana, a 22-year-old in Asia, shares her story of God’s faithfulness in her life.
“When I was 16 years old, suddenly my father passed away. After that, my mother and I became helpless. We had no work to earn money and meet our needs.
“As the days went by, the condition at home went from bad to worse. My mother began to work as a daily wage laborer, and through that little income, we took care of our needs. A few years later, my mother asked me to take up a job, . . . but I was reluctant thinking about how I would be working in someone else’s house or shop, and plus, I had no idea what kind of work I would be asked to do. …
“Though I was born and brought up in a Christian family, we very rarely sat in God’s presence. We never separated time for prayer or worship. …
Seeing The Personal Jesus
“One day, my mother happened to meet with a Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported pastor named Sajan. . . My mother [heard about the depth of God’s love]. Touched by the message, my mother asked him to visit our house for prayer. So the pastor started visiting our house regularly. … Every week he visited our home and conducted house prayer meetings. He taught us good and moral things, as well as about the Lord.
“One particular day, while [Pastor Sajan] was sharing from the Word of God, the Holy Spirit touched my heart. The Word of God penetrated my heart . . . I made a commitment saying that I will bless the Lord always and that I would follow Him all the days of my life. No matter what problem may come into my personal or family life, I will never leave my Jesus. …
Hope For A Future
“Later, through the help of Pastor Sajan, I got an opportunity to learn tailoring work. … Thereafter I was in urgent need of a sewing machine, but I had no money to buy it.
“I shared about this particular need in the church and asked the church members to pray for my need to be met. The pastor and believers began to pray for me. I also prayed sincerely to the Lord Jesus to meet my needs so that I could help my mother in running the family smoothly. … Whenever I would get any kind of discouragement, I would just read the Bible. I would just tell myself that my Jesus is with me . . .
A Glad Visit
“One day, Pastor Sajan visited our house and said to me, ‘Sister Kavana, God has heard and answered your prayers.’ He then told me that I was going to receive a sewing machine the next day. When I heard this wonderful news, my joy had no bounds! That very moment I thanked God for His every blessing, which He had bestowed upon my life.
“The following day, on December 15, 2012, with gladness, along with my mother, I went to [the] church where the Christmas gift distribution program was held. There I saw the cheerful faces of many people as they were going to receive different gifts . . . I thanked God for His love and care towards my family.
“After I received the sewing machine, . . . I wondered if the local people would give their clothes to me for stitching or not. So, with prayer and fasting, I started the stitching work at my house. The Lord indeed answered my prayers. As of now, God has given me a lot of stitching work at my house, and I am very thankful to my God for providing me a new way to earn money and run my family smoothly and happily. I pray that God will continue to use Pastor Sajan . . . mightily in the mission field to share His love to many and to help needy and poor people like me.”