Bridge of Hope Changed Her Life
When Daania was in sixth grade, her Christian parents enrolled her in Bridge of Hope, where she received a quality education and grew in her knowledge of Jesus. It changed Daania’s life.
“If I had not come to the Bridge of Hope as a student from my childhood, my life would have gone in a totally different direction,” Daania shares.
“I would have never known the Lord Jesus personally and deeply as I know [Him] today.”
Through the years of love, encouragement and prayers of her teachers, Daania excelled in her studies, and an internal transformation took place. She learned valuable moral lessons, like how to honor her parents and the people around her, how to share her things with friends in need, and how to refrain from quarrelling.
Her Bridge of Hope teachers also encouraged her growth in the Lord and admonished her when needed—like the time Daania began memorizing Scripture for the sake of competing with other children.
“Daania, you are memorizing Bible verses for competition sake,” Daania remembers one teacher telling her. “You are not memorizing it for knowing the meaning of what is written in the Bible verse. Don’t do it just for simply memorizing, but try to understand what you read or memorize.”
From then on, Daania took the time to think upon and ask questions about the Scriptures she read, and she matured in her spiritual walk.
Life After Graduation
Throughout her years at the center, Daania learned to dream big and pursue those dreams. She was the top student in her school, and when she graduated, her scores made it possible for her to receive a government scholarship granted to poor students. She used that to enroll in a polytechnic engineering college.
The Bridge of Hope students she had studied with looked upon her with admiration.
“Didi,” they told her, using the affectionate term for “elder sister” in their culture, “if you do it, surely we will also do it.”