This is an incredible story on its own, but it was only the beginning for Jayamma's growing family. Six months after finding her first baby, Jayamma rescued another child off the streets. A one year old girl, orphaned and left on the streets to fend for herself.
Over the course of a year, Jayamma's family of two, became a family of four. Despite making a meager wage, she had no doubt that her God was going to provide for their every need
As we heard Jayamma’s story unfold, we asked her,
"If God could answer one prayer right now, what would it be?"
She explained how she had taken out a loan and has struggled paying it off. With a rising interest rate, the chances of paying off the loan were next to impossible. Now, the bank was coming after her home. We asked how much she owed- "20,000 rupees." We converted the rupees to US dollars, and found out it was only $312.29.
We now knew why God had called us there that day.
We asked our translator to tell Jayamma we wanted to bless her and pay off her debt. She surprised us with her confident reaction, knowing full well that the Lord was going to provide.
While visiting villages in India, we expected to impart just a bit more faith to the people we came across. Instead, our faith grew as we learned of the amazing acts of kindness and mercy carried out by our brothers and sisters, even those considered the lowest among us, in this incredible part of the world.
Jayamma’s faith and willingness to give changed us that day and we will never be the same.
(Story was shortened for this format. Read the entire story on our blog.):