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Selling Potatoes Was Killing Her

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When Jiali’s father died and her mother abandoned her, Grandma Su set-out to provide Jiali with the best life she could.

"I wanted Jiali to go to school. I didn’t want her to suffer, like me," Grandma Su says. 

For years, she sold potatoes at a tourist attraction on the top of a mountain. Sometimes Jiali went, too.   

"It took almost an hour to get there,"  Jiali says, "and Grandma got weaker every day. The long walk hurt her back and her legs."

It was a good day if they made four dollars.  

"Many times, I did not sell even one potato. And I’d wake up in the middle of the night worrying that the next day would be the same," Grandma recalls.

At this rate, Jiali couldn’t stay in school or eat a balanced diet. 

"I felt guilty she got dizzy a lot. I didn’t have money to bring her to the doctor or get her medicine. It was so stressful that I wanted to commit suicide, but I knew if I did, my granddaughter would suffer even more."

Meanwhile, Jiali worried about her grandmother, especially after they got caught in a bad rain storm on the way to work.

"We were shivering like two drenched sheep. We sold potatoes anyway. But Grandma got really sick. She was in bed and couldn’t walk."

They didn’t have enough firewood to keep the house warm, and couldn’t afford coal, so Grandma Su got worse.

"I was afraid she would die! What would I do without her?" Jiali says.

Grandma Su is a Christian, so she asked God to heal her and improve her life. Soon she recovered and met a representative from CBN. We paid for some of Jiali’s school fees and provided her with nutritious food. We stocked their home with coal so they’d be warm in the winter, and we helped Grandma Su start a livestock business.  

"CBN bought cows for us so we can breed them and sell them for money. Now my grandma won’t have to carry heavy things on her back," Jiali smiles.
"Jiali will be able to finish school! I’m moved that God would love me so much that he would bring you nice people from so far way to help me. Words cannot express my happiness," Grandma says.

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