Hakim* and Fatma* are a Kurdish couple who are married with a 15-year-old daughter. For 11 years, Fatma has suffered from severe foot pain and has been on a high dose of pain medication.
They first got in touch with our local Kurdish partner earlier this year through our broad seed sowing website. It was at that time they expressed an interest in studying the word together. However, on one of their first meetings, Fatma talked of how difficult it was to believe in a God who would allow her to suffer for so many years. Our partner then said to her, “God always has a purpose in our suffering.” This seemed to stick with her.
After multiple lessons and months of hearing the good news, Hakim and Fatma believed and put their faith in Jesus Christ! The night they believed, Fatma did not have pain while she slept for the first time in years. She gave all the glory to God!
Hakim and Fatma have since been baptized, are still being poured into by our partner and a local Kurdish pastor, and they join the local fellowship in a nearby city as much as possible. Praise the Lord!
*NOTE: Names changed for security reasons.