Stories from the Field: Dana’s Story
Bosnia Drug Rehab Center
Dana’s life was filled with feelings of shame and rejection. Her father, an alcoholic, left her mother just before she was born. Eventually, Dana was left in the custody of her grandparents as her mother began a new life with a new husband. Although her grandparents showed immeasurable love to her—she was given nearly anything she asked for—nothing could fill the void left by the absence of her parents.
When Dana was 14 years old, her mother returned from rehab, talking about Jesus and the church she was attending. Dana went to church with her mother and later accepted Christ at a Christian camp. Since then, Dana has been rebuilding a relationship with her mother and learning to trust her heavenly Father for all her needs.
After high school, Dana attended Bible school and eventually completed a BA in Bible and Theology. While serving as a missionary in Macedonia, she met her husband, an ex-addict, at a Christian conference. They now live in Dana’s hometown, where they have an outreach to local children. Dana mentors tweens and teens and helps with a women’s ministry. Recently, she and her husband joyfully welcomed their first child, Aron.
Thank you for your prayers and financial support. The Bosnia drug rehab center helps free women from fear, addictions, and the loneliness of difficult circumstances. You can give toward this project here.