Elisabeth and Alemtarik started life without their loving father in a small rented room in their godmother’s compound. The Compassion program staff, especially Solomon, stood by the girls, praying for them, comforting and counseling them. The staff also hired a cook to prepare nutritious meals for them at home. The girls received encouragement through regular letters from their sponsors.
Elisabeth and Alemtarik spent most of their free time at their child development center, where they were involved in the children’s choir, Bible classes and tutoring. Elisabeth says, "The center was a family for us. We spent our time there since there was nothing good back home."
What grounded the twins more than anything was their faith, which they strengthened by studying the Bible. "The best thing that helped us endure all the trauma in our lives is the fact that we found Jesus. He was truly our Father," says Alemtarik. "Whenever we feel sad, we talk to him. Whenever we feel lonely, we know he is with us. Whenever we lack anything, we ask his provision."
When the sisters decided to attend a private college in a nearby city, Solomon helped them relocate and adjust. Both twins are studying accounting.
"Compassion and the church played a great role in our life," Elisabeth says. "We thought we had no one when we lost our dad. But we had the Compassion center that stood with us until today."
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