During a recent mission trip to Poland an SGA team visited a number of grateful widows whom we have the joy of supporting. Visiting and caring for the widow is a biblical command that brings blessing to all concerned.
Danusia lives with her son Pavel (41), in accommodation on the fourth floor of a high-rise apartment block. It is a one-bedroom flat and there is no lift access. Every night Danusia has to convert her sitting room into her bedroom. Tragically, Pavel is addicted to alcohol and has been driven to steal from his mother to cover the costs of his addiction. Danusia’s pastor, Daniel, spoke glowingly of her faithfulness to the local church for many years, calling her ‘a true and godly example’.
Another widow whose husband died several years ago from alcohol poisoning is Jadzia. She was a Roman Catholic, but is now a vibrant born-again Christian. She shared a wonderful testimony of God’s transforming power in her life. She will be baptised in December. Her family are resentful of her newfound faith and consider it a rejection of their religion.
Lastly, Halina, a once-respected teacher of 40 years, now finds herself almost blind, and very isolated. At home, she feels her way around her house with her hands. Like the other widows, Halina is so grateful for Pastor Daniel’s regular visits and for the work teams from the church.
These widows expressed their gratitude to Christians in the UK & Ireland who think about them, pray, and provide for them too.
SGA’s Widows’ Project is a precious ministry to some of the most vulnerable in society. This winter we are sending support to thousands of widows for distribution through the evangelical churches.