Hope and a Future: Part 3
10/11/2020 Washington, D.C. (International Christian Concern) – Remember John Masih? He was falsely accused of blasphemy by local Muslims. He spent two years of his life in prison waiting for the court to hear his case. The court acquitted him of the blasphemy charge, although the charge went away, the stigma never would.
A once famous town carpenter found himself isolated from his community, unable to provide for his family for seven years. In 2018, International Christian Concern (ICC) partnered with John to lift him from his mire. He was able to purchase the items and shop necessary to develop his small business again.
After two years of continued support, John is now fully self-sustained. Smiling, he told ICC,
“I am happy with this business (woodwork) and am putting my best to enhance it. This business has done a lot for me. It has restored my life, dignity, fame, financial status and on top of it, I respect myself. I feel good when I get good income to feed my family.”
John is planning for his future, something John “hoped or expected to get so much in life. It is God’s providence. He has listened to my cry. ICC played a great role in uplifting my life”.
Jeremiah 29:11-12: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”