– 2 CORINTHIANS 1:3-4
Single-parent homes appear to be increasing around the world, and single mothers lead the vast majority of them. Although the reasons vary, their struggles are similar. Many are raising children on their own. They long for comfort. They may become hopeless.
This is the story of two women in different parts of the world who found themselves single and God met their needs as single mothers.
The first, Ajkuna,* is from Albania. She is a believer who says, “I am a single mother, and I have raised my two daughters by myself. My husband died unexpectedly, and God has been my only comfort during all these years.”
This widow goes on to say, “I like your TWR Women of Hope prayer-calendar program and pray every day together with you.”
Another woman, called Kesor,* lost her husband due to infidelity. He left her for another woman, and like Ajkuna, Kesor is raising children on her own.
This single mom says, “I didn’t know who I could depend on after my husband left us, because my children and I were always dependent on him. During that difficult time, I was hopeless and depressed and thought about suicide.”
These women, different in so many ways, each found hope and comfort in God. Because of this hope, Ajkuna says, “The prayer calendar is very crucial because it helps us to understand the situations of women all around the world.”
Kesor, her sister in Christ, says, “God brought me hope through the Woman of Hope programs. I listen to them with a group of women, and I would like to thank your team that produces this program. Thank you to Jesus Christ as well. Amen!”
* This is a pseudonym to protect her privacy.