Pakistani children receiving Christmas Care Packs.
Anila is a young girl who lives with her older sister, mother, and alcoholic father who spends all of the family’s money on his addiction.
The family has experienced much emotional trauma because of his alcoholism, and Anila’s mother has attempted suicide. Anila is in the fourth grade, and she has to carry books to school in a sack. She’s also been attending Sunday school through the influence of her neighbor, eager to study Scripture and memorize Bible verses, and she has been praying for Jesus to change her dad’s heart. Recently, Anila received a Christmas Care backpack from VOM workers. She was overjoyed that she no longer had to carry her books to school in a sack, and she was delighted to receive a children’s Bible. Through the Christmas Care pack, Anila’s hope in God has grown. “After receiving the Christmas Care backpack, she now believes that one day her father will be changed by the grace of God and the joy of their family will be restored,” a VOM worker said. Pray that Anila will continue to grow in her faith. Pray for Anila’s father to know Jesus as Lord through his daughter’s example.