Pakistani Christian widows need YOUR help

7 May 2021

“It felt like the end of the world when he died,” said Salma, trying to convey her feelings of desolation when she lost her husband two years ago. Salma got work as a domestic servant in the home of a wealthy Muslim family, but when her employers discovered she was a Christian they fired her. After that she was fired from three consecutive jobs in factories. She is hoping that her current factory job will last. While she is out at work, she has to leave her three young daughters at home and is always afraid for them. During term the older two go to school and then Salma has to take her 3-year-old to work. Monthly food packages from Barnabas Fund make such a difference to this family.

Salma and her three daughters have suffered much since Salma’s husband died. But the older girls go to school and to Sunday School, and Barnabas provides monthly food parcels

Zohara’s husband used to support the family by working at a factory. One day, four years ago, he did not come home, and a few days later his body was found in a sewer. The police refused to investigate. Like Salma, Zohara has three daughters to support but Zohara cannot work because she has problems with her joints. “The food package has been a great blessing for me,” said Zohara, “May God bless you a lot.”

These are just two out of 400 desperately needy Christian widows, all with children to support, whom Barnabas Fund is helping with monthly food parcels. This support not only banishes hunger from the family but also enables the children to go to school, which gives hope for the future. What is more the children can concentrate on their studies, as they go to school after a nourishing breakfast, and not hungry.

The cost is just £20 ($27; €22) per family per month.

The Bible tells us: “The worship that God wants is this: caring for orphans or widows who need help.” (James 1:27)

By making a gift to Barnabas Fund, you can care for these widows, our sisters in Christ, who are in desperate need of help.

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