Burundi — A TWR staff member visited a woman after receiving a text message (or SMS) from her saying that she had been threatened by her husband. The staff member prayed with the woman, who told her story:

I had an unpleasant past. My father died when I was very young. By grace I was able to complete my primary school. In my first year of secondary school, I became pregnant and had to stop school for a whole year.

Later after resuming school, I fell in love with a man and spent much of my time in that relationship, causing me to fail. Later, I lived with another man (though we were not married) and still later was found to be infected by HIV/AIDS.

This man caused me a lot of pain, but I was not able to separate myself from him. I became pregnant, and my man never took care of me. Instead, he threatened that he might kill me. He even wished that I would die as I delivered the baby. After listening to your program, I realized there is a gracious God who would take care of me as I gave birth.

It was that day that I sent the SMS to the presenter of the program. When your member of staff came to visit me, he prayed for me and invited me to join a prayer group at his church. Things started to change, and my husband was changed. He no longer threatened me and started to be tender toward me.

Seven days later, I delivered the baby without any problem. And that proved to me that God’s hand was upon me. My husband came to visit me in the clinic and was so happy to see the baby. Today I can testify that there is an improvement in my relationship with my husband.