How The Gospel Sustains Kankamma

Oct 9, 2015 1066

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Kankamma in her hut with Pr Joseph

“The word of God makes me happy every day, even though I have so many problems in my life,” says Kankamma.

This woman does indeed have many problems to face, says Pastor Joseph. She was only twenty-one when her husband abandoned her and their two sons. Alone, she supported herself and her children by becoming a washerwoman for other people.

Kankamma heard the gospel message and accepted Jesus; her new faith gave her the courage to face her difficult life. And she has not kept the source of her inspiration and strength a secret. She has inspired other people to find out about Christianity and about fifty people have become Christians as a result of her ministry. Until recently she still used to bring 15 people from where she lives, to Pr Joseph’s prayer meetings.

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Kankamma outside her hut.

As she has become older, her life has become very difficult. Her sons take little notice of her, and she lives in a small hut that barely shelters her from the elements. Her health is poor and she now has difficulty walking. She prays that God will help her; Pastor Joseph prays for her, visits her, and helps her where he can.

Kankamma has found a way to watch the Good News Unlimited television programme every week. “It gives me very great spiritual strength and courage,” she says. “Though I have been facing so many problems at my house, I am so much thankful to Jesus for making me so happy with the powerful word of God in my life.”

– Pr Joseph Usala, Andhra Pradesh, India

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