Published on April 28th, 2015
Sarah, a Christian in Kenya, was 9 years old when her mother died. Her Aunt Miriam took her in and raised her until she grew up and married a pastor.
Sarah lived with her husband for five years, and they had two sons. Then one day Muslim radicals from a group called al-Shabab came to their church and began shooting guns. A bullet struck Sarah in the foot. She hid under a pew with her baby son.
Sadly, Sarah’s husband died in the attack. Sarah took her two sons and moved back into Miriam’s house.
Miriam lives in a one-room shack in a big city with her husband and four children. After Sarah moved back in, nine people lived in the shack. Miriam works as a maid, and her husband does different jobs whenever he can find work. Sarah could not work because of her injured foot.
“Miriam is truly a remarkable woman,” said a Christian in Kenya. “She selflessly cares for Sarah and her children, even though she has little money.”
The Voice of the Martyrs is helping Sarah and Miriam. Sarah said, “I take this opportunity to thank Almighty God for how far He has taken me and my two kids.”
To Talk About
- What does selflessly mean?
- How do you think Miriam is able to be generous with what she has even though she has very little?
- How do you think Sarah is able to be so thankful after all that has happened to her family?