This story is from our Friends in India. Badal and Pratima are a couple from a Hindu background and come from the Dalit caste, one of the underprivileged groups of India. Pratima started a training program at our sewing center and learned the skill of sewing clothes. We shared the gospel with her and visited her home to teach her and her husband more about Jesus. After six months, she and her whole family came to Christ and accepted Jesus as their savior. Before she learned how to sew, her husband was the only one who earned a livelihood for their family and now Pratima contributes to their income and can help her family financially.
Pratima was given a sewing machine so that she would not have to pay rent for using the sewing machine. Jesus’ love has impacted her life by providing training for sewing clothes. Her life has improved, and her sister-in-law is also a student at the sewing center, learning the same skills so she can also provide income for her family.