Whenever she struggled with her studies, her former Bridge of Hope teachers were there to help her.
Life appeared to be going well for Daania, but during her third year in college, her dreams began to crumble.
A Twist in the Road
The college campus where Daania took her classes was closing down. To continue her studies, she’d have to move to the nearest campus and re-enroll, but that would cost more than her family could afford. Unable to pay for the admission fee, living expenses and travel fees, Daania was forced to give up her dream of becoming an engineer.
Though she cried many tears, Daania clung to Jesus and didn’t waver in trusting Him.
She soon found work at a newspaper company. She excelled in her job as a marketing specialist and was promoted, but the stress and demand of the job was taxing—and she felt her walk with the Lord weakening.
“Although I was reading the Bible at home and praying, I felt that my spiritual life was decreasing day by day because of the intense work and responsibility in this company,” she says. “I felt that I should quit this job and do something that will help me grow and maintain my spiritual walk with the Lord.”
So Daania gave up her job and all her success to pursue the Lord’s will for her life.
A Desire Met
Then God reminded Daania of the day she waited for her younger sister in front of the Bridge of Hope center and the sudden desire she had to return.
“There was always a longing and desire in me that I would become part of [Bridge of Hope] again,” Daania says. “If possible, I would teach the children who are from poor families, who have lots of financial and emotional limitations, who struggle [in their] day-to-day life.”