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“Why Are You Crying, Mom?”

By Dan Reany
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CBN.com —As the sun rises over the desert and the city of Minya, Egypt, Marian begins her work for the day.  She’s a widow raising two children alone.  In the recent past, she had no income, and the family was struggling.

“We had a lot of debt, and I have cancer,” Marian explains.  “Neither the sickness nor the children understood that we had no money.  They both kept saying, ‘We want.  We want.’” 

Marian is a Christian, so she prayed that God would help her.  One day her daughter saw her crying.

“She asked, ‘mom, why are you crying?’  I told her because I don’t have any money. And she asked ‘Why don’t you open a store?’”

Marian borrowed a few dollars to buy and sell sugar, soap and tea. Then she heard about a CBN program for people who want to start businesses. We gave her the money she needed to open a small, well-stocked shop.

“Thank you so much!” says Marian excitedly. “I always pray to God, and I tell Him, if I am a widow, you are my husband. That’s what’s written in the Bible. And it is true - He is my husband, and the heavenly father of my children.  He is looking after all of us!”

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