Beth Green: Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:44 PM
Farida was discovered last year by a village pastor and women’s leader in the village of Luggazi, near Jinja, Uganda. Farida was living in a one room rental property with her four children. Her husband had mental issues and disappeared. She does not know where he is nor has his family offered to help her in any way. Farida is living with HIV and lived isolated from her relatives. Farida was Muslim at the time of our discovery of her, attending the nearby Mosque regularly.
Through support from her God Is Grace sponsor, Farida has been able to set up a small store where she sells charcoal, firewood and eggs (she is raising the chickens who lay the eggs). She also has joined the God Is Grace Hairdressing class and is working to use this as a business too. She is now able to pay her rent, get her medication, feed her children and educate them. Farida’s life has been transformed by the power of God through the care of His people.
Once Farida joined God Is Grace, she began to attend functions for the women of God Is Grace with other women in her community. These women befriended her and it was through these friendships, Farida came to know Christ. She is currently attending church in Lugazzi.
Recently, Farida came to the God Is Grace office in Jinja to request a Bible. Although she can not read, she told us that she has someone who can and will read it to her. She is truly a new creation in Christ - “old things have passed away and all things have become new. “ II Corinthians 5:17