Just as this man is working in a paddy field in Asia, Bahaj worked hard in the fields each day. But one day, Bahaj suddenly had severe stomach pain. His health spiraled downward as he searched everywhere for healing.
Sudden Stomachache Leads to Poverty
Bahaj grew up in a small village, and he worked hard in his paddy field each day to provide for his wife and children. Life seemed to be flowing along normally until one day in 2008, when sudden pain struck his stomach. He grew worse and couldn’t digest his food properly. Eventually Bahaj became lean and frail and couldn’t even work.
Bahaj spent his hard-earned money going to the hospital seeking after treatments—but the doctors brought him no relief. Bahaj then turned helplessly to his gods, but they were silent to his desperate cries and sacrifices.
Bahaj poured all his resources out while trying to find healing. He eventually sold his cattle and some of his valuables to pay his bills. But after investing so much into medical treatments, he still had no answers.
As Bahaj plunged deeper into poverty and his body grew weaker, his family and friends wanted nothing to do with him. So many near and dear to him forsook him—except his wife and children—and refused to offer their support when he needed it most. He was then left to handle his struggles without them while he got worse each day. Bahaj had lost hope.
Better than a Doctor’s Visit
But the Lord had compassion on Bahaj and wanted to show him how much He loved him, so He sent His servant to Bahaj’s village one day. GFA-supported pastor Takul was visiting Bahaj’s village to pray for and encourage the believers there. One believer told him about Bahaj and lead him to his home. When Takul arrived at Bahaj’s home, he found out about Bahaj’s stomach problem and welcomed Bahaj’s humble request for prayer.
With assurance, Pastor Takul prayed for Bahaj that day and began visiting him each week to pray and share encouraging Scripture with him and his family. Within a month, God heard Pastor Takul’s prayers and healed Bahaj completely! The healing touch of the Lord, and His love for him, filled Bahaj with hope. He started attending church to find out more about Jesus—the One who showed up when everyone else had left him.