an answered prayer

Meseret came to the Emmanuel House a month ago. She’s been living in Addis for over a year. Although she only wanted to go back home, the people she was staying with in Addis had posted missing person fliers in town and one of our team saw it. We contacted them and found out that some of the things Meseret told us were lies. She wasn’t living with them as a maid but rather as a family member and didn’t have a reason to run away. After talking to them on the phone, we talked to her again and she said she runaway not because she was punished or treated bad, but because she missed her mother and wanted to go back home. The family promised to take Meseret back home to her mother at the earliest convenience. Hearing from us and Meseret’s safe return to the family was an answered prayer to them.