I just met Solomon Darwin and his wife Amy. What they shared with us was so amazing, I wanted to tell you about it too. You see, Solomon’s Grandmother was born into the Untouchable Caste in India. The Untouchables are considered the ‘scum of the earth’ in India.They are denied an education and the opportunity for regular jobs.
One of 10 children, Subbamma was given away as a ‘child bride’ at the tender age of six. Nearing age 40, and barren, her husband’s parents kicked her out of the house.
Solomon’s grandmother was a very religious Hindu and everyday worshipped one of the 330 Million gods of Hinduism, especially the fertility gods. None helped her.
With no place to go, she went back to her parent’s home. Her father told her that she was a curse and not welcome there. Despondent, rejected, grief-ridden, she literally crawled on the sand on her way to the river to commit suicide. God had other plans for her life and had a British missionary, named Mr. Whitehouse stop her. He told her he could help.
He prayed for her in Jesus’ Name. As he prayed, she felt God’s healing. He helped her to locate her husband. Subbamma told her husband that Jesus was God and that He healed her. She said, “I’m not barren anymore!”
Jesus did heal her. Within a month she was pregnant with Solomon’s father!
The story doesn’t end here. In a couple weeks I’ll add part 2. OK, for those that want to ‘read ahead,’ her story and resulting ministries are at hope-for-people.org/say-yes-to-hope.htm
Jean with Solomon & Amy Darwin