Sunday, March 18, 2018

God’s Answer to Losing Everything

God’s Answer to Losing Everything
My family received assistance after displacement, sickness, and death

During the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, my family lost everything. In 2008, the Lord’s Resistance Army attacked our village. My husband and I traveled with our five children and my hypertensive and partially paralyzed mother more than 13 miles by foot to reach Faradje, the closest town. We only carried a few belongings and our four goats.

When we arrived at Faradje, three of our goats died. I was often sick and weak, and after some testing, doctors discovered that I have HIV/AIDS. Around that same time, my husband died. I was traumatized.

The doctor advised me to seek treatment at a hospital in a larger town. I didn’t have the money, and I was forced to sell our only goat to afford the transportation. Now, little by little, I’m regaining the strength to farm on our plot so that my family can survive.

Samaritan’s Purse has made a difference in my life ever since 2010. They provided my family with food and non-food assistance after we were displaced. I was also blessed to receive four goats. One of them has just given birth to a healthy kid. In addition, I’ve also received advice on agriculture techniques from attending training sessions led by Samaritan’s Purse.

I’ve never received help like this, even from my own family. To me, this help is God’s answer to my daily prayers and has strengthened my faith. I’m sincerely grateful for all the material, spiritual, and emotional support they give to vulnerable people like me for God’s glory.

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Ms. Dee

Dear Atabe Dranzo: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and yes, even those members with four legs. Praise be to God for His love, goodness and mercy. Never forget to give Him praise, and never forget His awesome love for you! He reached out to you through Samaritan’s Purse (His arms extended). I hope to meet you some day in heaven.

Bobbie L. Hartsfield

Dear Atabe Dranzo: May God bless and keep you forever and your family and family of animals. Our Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd and He will be with you always. God Protect you.

Margareta Cronholm

Dear, Atabe Dranzo Praise the Lord for helping you and your family through Samaritan Purse. Yes God shows us His mercy and give us a new hope and future .. I wish you all good and good health in Christ Jesus.


Praise His Holy Name!! God bless you abundantly each day. I’ll pray for you each day.