Far from Everywhere
Rukshona was born in a remote mountainous village.
She had never left her village and grew up in a very conservative culture and strict religious environment. The conditions for life were very difficult. They had no running water, no bathrooms. One day a mudslide came down on the village. Most of the houses were damaged. Survivors were moved by the government to another place. She did not know what to do and where to turn for help.
She always wondered if there was a better life, if there was a way out of hopelessness.
Our team came to the place and did an outreach there. She was one of the invited people. She heard that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, that he came to give hope and salvation for people. She was taught all her life that only her religion is true and that she should not turn to any other worship. But for some reason she decided to ask Jesus to help her in her heart.
The situation started to change. At first she thought that it was an accident. But eventually she understood that it is Jesus who helps. She started to read New Testament, but it was too difficult to understand. She asked for more explanations, then we gave her the More than a Carpenter book. She shared that at first she thought that she could keep her old religion and also believe in Jesus. But through reading the More Than a Carpenter she understood that Jesus is the only way to God, and why He had to pay with His life for our sins.