Believing for Breakthrough
STORIES FROM THE FIELD
“No matter what I face, the message of hope and peace will definitely bring transformation to my community. A seed sown in opposition will yield its fruit in time.” Shema* says boldly.
Shema is one of Empart’s Key Women working in a remote and impoverished village where there is a shortage of clean water, proper sanitation and electricity. She faces rejection from the community but still hopes to impact her village.
Shema works with her husband, Sithender*, who is also a graduate of an Empart Transformation Centre. Shema is able to connect with the women in the villages; as she offers friendship, listens to their problems and prays for them. This also provides an opportunity for Sithender to connect with the men in the house.
Shema started a prayer gathering in the villages, but due to opposition, she now hosts a meeting in her home in which 50 people gather for prayer and teaching.
Story of young village girl
Kajol*, a 16-year-old girl, was a victim of black magic and rituals which resulted in a prolonged illness. She lost control of her body and was bedridden. She could not open and close her mouth which impacted her ability to eat, speak and attend school. Shema had an opportunity to share the Truth and pray for Kajol and she was healed. Kajol gives thanks to God for her healing and now wishes to continue her education and learn more about the Word.
Please pray for:
• Good health and protection of Shema and her family.
• The growth of their work in their village and the neighboring villages, and that doors will continue to open.
* Due to heightened security measures, this name has been changed to minimise the risk of persecution