The Voice of the Martyrs recently helped a
Christian couple in Pakistan facing financial difficulty and threats from their
Muslim family. “Aasim” and his wife, “Saba,” have had a hard life. In 2009,
Aasim broke both legs and his right arm in an accident, leaving him unable to
work. His wife worked to support their family.
They have had to move three times to avoid
Saba’s Muslim family, who have been looking for them with the intent to kill
them. Even so, the couple trusted that God would provide for them. A VOM worker
eventually came into contact with Aasim and Saba and helped them move to a
shelter near Lahore.
Aasim suffers from heart problems, and Saba
works long hours as a housemaid, making it difficult for them to care for their
two young daughters. To help, VOM gave the couple an auto rickshaw, a small
laundry unit, living expenses and an assortment of household items. Aasim has received
medical attention, and Saba attends Bible school on a VOM scholarship.
“Because I worked as a housemaid, I didn’t
have enough time to take care of my little daughters and husband,” Saba said.
“The laundry unit is a great gift. I can work at home and make money for my
family. God bless you.”
Aasim, who used to work multiple jobs to help
provide, was rarely able to attend prayer and church meetings. He is now
self-employed as a rickshaw driver, helps care for his children and prays and
attends church with his family. VOM
workers remain in touch with this family.
joy was evident,” said a VOM worker. “They now have a new life. They thanked
the Lord and VOM for this love.”
Sources: VOM contacts
Posted: April 27, 2012