My name is Hana*, I am 28 years old and I would like to share a little bit of my life story with you.

My mother died when I was just 2 years old and my 4 older brothers and I stayed with my father. My relationship with my father was never very good, especially after he remarried. When I was in my teen years, I wanted to leave home and be independent. My brothers wanted the same thing so we decided to leave together. Now that I was on my own, I started working but the emptiness I felt inside and the lack of love I never recieved from my family drove me into love relationships, and when I was 16 I lost my virginity. My teen years were chaotic, I only thought of partying and having fun with my friends. I didn’t want to know anything about God with my older brother (who has already passed away) talked to me about Him and warned me about the consequences that my actions would bring.

I lead a very promiscous lifestyle and got pregnant when I was 21 years old. The worst part was that I found out that the father was a married man, he was a lot older then me. I suffered a lot because he did not take any responsibility for his actions, and I was left alone to raise my baby. And to make things worse, when I was 26, I went for a checkup and was diagnosed with HIV. Those moments were extremely difficult for me and I didn’t know what to do. At that time, I know I had to search for God because only He could help me get out of the mess I had made and change my life around. So I cried out to Him in desperation and surrendered my life to Him.

It is amazing to see how from that moment on to this day so many things have changed for the better in my life. I was able leave many bad habits behind me and move ahead with my life and my son who is the most important thing for me after God. I can see how I am growing in my spiritual life and putting order in my life.

I thank God because He showed me that when we trust in Him everything changes. I can see how He has been guiding me and controlling every part of my personal life. I can see His plans for me are coming true. One other thing I am grateful for is having come to know AMAR, because they helped me and gave me so much support. As of right now, I am working in the area of Donations, searching for donors and support for this organization.

My message for you is to see my life as an example and to no make the same mistakes as I did. It is good to wait for things in God’s timing and design. Take care and love the family that God has given you. Above everything else, search for God who is the only one that can fill your life and give it meaning.

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