Can you imagine never learning to read? Did you know that over two hundred and fifty million women in South Asia can’t read! I saw a video about one of these precious women. The woman was embarrassed at church, because she couldn’t read her Bible. And, she was sad, too, because she knew that reading the Bible and learning God’s Word was the best way to learn more about God.
But, when she was a little girl, her family was very poor. They didn’t have electricity or television—they didn’t even have good water to drink. She had to walk several miles to go to school, and she didn’t have nice clothes to wear. The other kids made fun of her. One day, she wasn’t able to turn in her homework because she didn’t have any paper. The teacher was so upset that he punished her in front of the whole class. She was so embarrassed she refused to go to school any more.
So, she grew up and got married, but she never learned to read or write, until a ministry came to help the people learn about God. They also taught the women how to read and write. The woman is so happy now, because she can learn more about God and memorize His Word. And, knowing God’s Word gives her peace for her life now and forever.
You can see the video here.