Burdened by the ongoing war in her country, South Sudan, Adut’s hope was wearing out. Her husband became disabled from a gunshot and the pressure of providing food for her family in such bleak times was ever mounting.
After becoming the head of the household in the midst of conflict and famine, Adut sought a living by selling firewood and charcoal. She also would offer her labour to wealthier members of the community. But her efforts were not enough. “I was only ever able to provide my family with one meal a day… and some days the family went hungry,” Adut remembers.
Tearfund’s food assistance program offered a glimmer of hope to her family in this dark time. With monthly food rations, Adut said that she “ felt like a weight had been lifted off my chest. I did not have to worry about where our next meal would come from and I had more time to support and care for my family.”
Receiving seeds and tools, Adut now has access to her own harvest of vegetables and other crops to combat malnutrition and hunger in her family. Her life has been changed. She is forever thankful to Tearfund for reducing her burden.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”