Sweating in the open fields every day wasn’t helping to get Ujala’s family out of poverty. It looked as though his five sons would have to follow the continuous cycle of harsh life and struggle. But Ujala had hope, and he prayed God would provide.
Ujala didn’t let their circumstance shake his devotion and love for Jesus. He firmly believed God would supply all their needs. Month followed after month, and their situation didn’t improve, but somehow they always got by. Ujala faithfully continued meeting with other Christians to worship Jesus, and he worked hard to provide for his wife and sons. Although their financial situation was difficult—even pathetic at times—Ujala trusted Jesus.
Ujala’s struggles did not go unnoticed. God moved in the heart of Gospel for Asia (GFA)-supported pastor Patoj to help his friend. Patoj arranged for Ujala to receive a pair of goats during a Christmas gift distribution held at their church. Ujala received the gifts gratefully and took them home. This was just the beginning of his faith-filled prayers being answered.
God blessed his family through this simple pair of goats. Over the next five years, the goats multiplied again and again, and Ujala ended up with 75 goats! Ujala didn’t keep them all, however. He could sell one male goat for around $70, and he sold several to help his family.
Through this revenue, Ujala was able to send his children to school and even build a small house.
God answered this father’s prayer through a pair of goats. Because of the willing hearts of people involved with Gospel for Asia (GFA World), gifts like this are made possible through GFA’s Christmas Gift Catalog. God honored Ujala’s faith and steadfast heart and now Ujala, and his sons have a brighter future!