WILL POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World) founded by KP Yohannanserved as a model for many charities such as Gospel for Asia Canadato help the poor and deprived around the world, discussing Gaetane, her desire to read and write, and her dream realized through a women’s literacy class run by GFA World Sisters of Compassion workers.
Gaetane, 45, looked longingly at her children, desperately wishing she could help them with their homework. She was constantly ashamed of her inability to read and write and dreamed of one day being able to read the Word of God to her children. But Gaetane felt that his desire was just that: a dream.
Desire to read and write
Gaetane and her husband worked hard as day laborers in a village to support their family of six. Despite the little free time she had, Gaetane longed to learn to read and write. As a young girl, Gaetane was forced to drop out of school to provide more income for her family, but she never stopped wanting to learn to read and write. However, the older she got, the more impossible her dream seemed to her.
A dream come true
One day, Gaetane met Raisie, Abarne, Pakuna and Abbatha, four sisters of compassion who were conducting a community survey to see if there was interest and need for a literacy course for women in the area. The sisters explained to the women of the community the importance of knowing how to read and write.
Gaetane was thrilled when she heard about this class and enthusiastically took part in the investigation, enrolling in the class with eight other women. As the women met three days a week for two hours at a time, the Sisters of Compassion taught them with love and care, delighted that they were developing their literacy skills.
At the end of the course, Gaetane was able to read and write the alphabet and her name! She also received a small book which she started reading every day to practice her new reading skills.
Gaetane was delighted to finally be able to read and write. She began to actively serve in her church and read the scriptures at the Women’s Fellowship meetings she attended. Her shame of not being able to read and write was gone, replaced by joy and confidence in her new abilities. But the most rewarding aspect of Gaetane’s new abilities was her ability to help her children. His ultimate dream had finally come true!
Through the Ministry of Gospel for Asia (GFA) workers, Gaetane and countless other women are learning to read and write, discovering God’s love for them, and building confidence and hope for their future.
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