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"When my wife passed away, Ronzo was a bit lost. He would ask, 'Where's Mummy? Why is she not back?' I found it tough to explain to a four-year-old kid when I was still going through the grief myself," Ronald Low recalls.

In November 2017, Ronald Low’s wife, Huang Lu Yang, 38, was hit by a bus just seven minutes’ walk away from their home.

Death came suddenly and swiftly. In one fell swoop, Low, then 47, lost his wife and his sons their mummy.

He was left to piece together the family’s shattered lives and to help his older son, who was about to turn four, to make sense of the tragedy.

As a single parent, Low felt the heavy responsibility of raising his young children without their mother.

The mothers who rallied around Ronald Low and his family: (l-r) Delphine Eng, Esther Koh, Ronald Low, Ee Ling Palimarmo, Joanne Wong, Ceria Pang and Evon Cheo.

“The first few weeks were really tough. I was not just going through grief. I was also worried and fearful for the children,” said Low.

“I encountered so many people, by God’s wonderful arrangement.”

But when he was at his lowest point, help came from an unexpected quarter.

Read how the Christian mums in his children’s Bethesda (Ang Mo Ko) Kindergarten came alongside Low’s family to journey with the family. They were believers from different churches who banded together to befriend the hapless widower, dropping by his house with gifts for the boys, arranging playdates and even planning the boys’ birthday parties.

The moving tale of loss, despair and new hope is one of 34 true stories in the book, Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith in Families. 

“After my wife’s death, I almost shut my door to God. But His Word constantly helped me. In times of need, somebody would send me Bible verses, my aunt would call and the friends who were supporting me also reminded me not to close my door.

“The warmth kept coming and that helped me recover from my grief.”

“I encountered so many people, by God’s wonderful arrangement.”

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Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith 

Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith in Families is now available for order here.

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The Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith series brings together real-life accounts of failure, loss and redemption through God’s grace.

While family life may give us some of our most memorable and joyful moments, it can also take us on perplexing and heartbreaking journeys.

In Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith in Families, find encouragement in 34 true-life accounts that show that unvarnished reality and hope can exist side by side. Draw inspiration so that you, too, may experience life-giving faith in every season of your life, even through times of testing.

If you are seeking wisdom at work, the best-selling Salt&Light: Inspirational Stories of Faith at Work gathers 35 true stories of believers, from entrepreneurs to chefs, ex-offenders to CEOs, whom God called into the marketplace to be light in a dark world in spite of tremendous setbacks that included blindness, depression and loss of loved ones.

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