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Reaping the First Fruits: The Story of Anya

This is Anya. She is 14 years old. She lives in a small house in the tiny village of Stepove with her Mom, her Stepdad and her younger sisters Diana and Melana.

Our ministry team has been working in this village for several years. Our hearts were moved by the brokenness we witnessed in so many of these homes, and by how this has affected the children living there. Hope is important for people living in this extreme poverty. We wanted to show them not just hope, but hope in Christ.

We have been visiting the village regularly to run a Bible club with the children, visit the families in their homes, love the children, witness to the families, pray with them, counsel them and give out practical gifts like food when we can.

In 2019, our team ran a summer camp for the children in this village. Anya was at this camp. During the evening prayer time, Anya was baptized with the Holy Spirit and began to pray. Last September, a team from Mission Partners’ came and built a well for this family because they had no running water on their property. The team spent time sharing their witness in Christ with the whole family.