Planting Seeds of Good News

July 7, 2014

Georgette Yate, a beneficiary of Samaritan’s Purse’s agricultural program in Mambasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, shares her story of how she was impacted by the program.

“I come from a very poor family,” says Georgette Yate, a beneficiary of Samaritan’s Purse’s agricultural program in Mambasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. “I was forced to get married at a young age to a man that I did not want to marry. When I was pregnant with my fourth child, my husband abandoned me and left me to care for our family. There was a man in my village who offered to help me, but with the condition that I become his wife.  I didn’t have any other options, so I married him and we had one child. After only a short time, he left me as well. I had 5 children and no way to support them. We were forced to move in with my father, who is older and sick.  We were left in a place where we had no income, no social standing, and suffered constantly from hunger and sickness.”

“We were in a hopeless place, but then Samaritan’s Purse arrived and changed our lives! They gave me different seeds to plant and also taught me how to how to plant and cultivate my field. Most importantly, they told me the good of Jesus Christ. Through Samaritan’s Purse’s encouragement and teaching, I am certain that God will support me in all my projects, because God never fails to deliver. 

Today, I have enough food to feed my family and am able to sell the extra at the market for extra money. I have become a responsible woman who is able to provide for my children and for my father. May God bless the work of Samaritan’s Purse and may God be greatly praised!”

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