No Longer an Orphan

Darlita in Armenia had a happy childhood, got married in 2005, and had two sons. Then, four years ago, her happy life was shattered when her husband died. They found out about his disease, and a month later he was gone. Because money was tight, they were not able to get the medical care he needed.

At age 28, Darlita was left to raise their two small boys alone. Her relatives promised to be there to help, but that help never materialized. Even worse, her husband’s brother forced her out of the house, insisting that without her husband, she had no business being there. “I felt like an orphan,” Darlita shares. She moved to a rented apartment with the boys, but her despair only increased as she could not find a job to earn the money to feed them.

One day, as Darlita was feeling the weight of hopelessness, a young couple knocked at her door. She knew that they were believers who had come from a neighboring village and invited them inside. “They told me about God, his miracles and love,” she says. “When they left, I felt a sense of peace.”

Darlita realized that only God was able to take away her fears. “At that moment, I felt as if a huge stone fell down off my shoulders,” she recalls. It gave her a renewed sense of hope to keep on living. “I started attending a home church group where we read God's Word and prayed. And, soon, the first miracle took place. I got a job!” she tells.

“Now, I am growing spiritually as we gather together,” Darlita continues. “I am so glad to have sisters and brothers in Christ who are always next to me to give a piece of advice, to give a hand when I need it. If there is any difficulty in my life, I become stronger in my faith and closer to God as I can realize God’s mercy and love more than ever.” Darlita still has a lot of difficulties, but she believes that she can overcome them all with the Lord Jesus beside her.

It is hard for her to raise the boys alone, as they need a father's care, but Darlita tries to bring them up according to God’s Word. She is very grateful for the children’s study materials and picture Bible to help them learn God's will through His commandments and the Bible stories. Her sons will also participate in the summer yard camps, and she will volunteer.

Darlita concludes, “I thank God for all who gave me the opportunity to know Him, to have peace through Him, and to live a godly life. May God bless you all!”

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