The situation continues to grow more dire in Afghanistan. Under control of the Taliban, the long winter has taken its toll, which is why BTJ is partnering with the underground church to provide support.
It is very rare to hear directly from the underground church in Afghanistan, but here is a special letter from a dear sister.
Warm greetings to our brothers and sisters and servants in the Lord Jesus Christ whose letters and support have been such an encouragement to the underground church in Afghanistan.
I would like to inform you of the dire situation of widows in Afghanistan. May our Lord be gloried in this dark land.
In the state that we live in, much like other states, the number of widows and children without a father is numerous.
The country of Afghanistan has not been able to have peace in the last 50 years. Because Satan has used false religion to bring destruction to the people of Afghanistan. During this past 50 years millions of lives have been lost of which most have been men leaving many children and widows in great need and great sorrow.
This has left widows in desperate situations to provide food for their children or to clothe them.
Since the Taliban took over, these widows have not been able to leave their home to work and to provide for their children. Some widows try to leave their home and beg for food but unfortunately, due to the hostile situation in Afghanistan, these women are often raped and murdered, leaving their children as orphans. It is heartbreaking watching these starving children waiting for their mothers to come home.
This is the pain and anguish of these women who spend their night in tears for their children and spend their days searching for a piece of bread for their starving children.
As a Christian my heart aches and I pray for God to open doors that the mouths of these children would be fed.
Recently we started working with these widows to sew and knit. If we can purchase a few sewing machines and some knitting material, we can help these women work from home. This small gift can help bring so much hope to these women and to find a life filled with hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that this is close to the heart of God and Jesus Christ came to this world for such as these.
“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.” – James 1:27 NASB
Our goal is to raise $5,000 USD to help the widows. To donate to this effort click below: