Faith in Action

Edah is happy to have been rescued from homelessness and sent back to school thanks to the gifts of compassionate Christians on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
Edah is happy to have been rescued from homelessness and sent back to school thanks to the gifts of compassionate Christians on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

You’d never know it by looking at her now, but not so long ago Edah and her family were in dire straits. Her father died, leaving her mother and two older brothers with no income. Her mom did not know enough about her rights as a widow, and the family’s house and property in the Zambian countryside were unscrupulously seized. They were homeless as well as penniless. Edah and her siblings had to drop out of school because they couldn’t afford the required supplies. Her mom sought work in the city and found a fellowship of believers there with whom to worship. Through that fellowship Edah and her family were rescued from a seemingly desperate situation. One of the church members was able to give Edah a job cleaning his shop. And through Grace Ministries, the outreach arm of that Zambian church—with funds provided by Cross International—the church was able to help Edah and her siblings go back to school. That’s the wonderful workings of the worldwide body of Christ. Because Christians in America joined hands with Christians in Zambia, a poor widow’s children have hope and a future!

-Nola B.

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