A Lifted Burden
A Story of Hope
Adut’s husband was disabled from a gunshot, and the pressure of providing food for her family in such bleak times was constantly 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 offered her labour to wealthier members of the community, but her efforts were not enough. She struggled to get enough money to not only support her family, but to put food on the table at all. “I was only ever able to provide my family with one meal a day… and some days they went hungry,” Adut remembers.
Tearfund’s food assistance program offered a glimmer of hope to her during this dark time. After receiving monthly food rations for her and her family, Adut said:
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, and 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.”