Give Us Today Our Daily Bread
A combination of poor living conditions, low state pensions, and freezing winter temperatures make life very challenging for widows trying to survive in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Through the support of faithful partners, SGA has provided financial assistance to thousands of needy widows, helping with basic needs, even their daily bread.
As some young women are converted to Christ from Islam they are abandoned by their husbands and disowned by their families. It is for this reason that such ‘widows’ are included in our Widows’ Project.
We are pleased to report that many have benefited from help offered through the widows’ project. Larissa has many serious health problems including curvature of the spine. She was born and raised in an unbelieving family. Shortly after her marriage her husband died and she became a widow. She had nowhere to live, no money, and many needs. One day Larissa heard about God and turned to Him for help. She now lives with and is cared for by a believing sister.
When a pastor in Serbia was asked to share a widow’s story he commented, “It is not easy to get from our widows something we could call “a story”, but one prevailing story which is applicable to all of them, is that, as the years are passing, and as their incomes (pensions) are decreasing every year, SGA support is more and more precious.”