Her mother made the decision to return her to Amani because she is too ill to care for her. The Amani staff were so instrumental in showing her the love of Jesus through this tough decision that she started looking into Christianity and made a decision to accept Jesus as her savior! As a reflection of this decision she renamed Zahara Lydia, feeling it was important that she had a Christian name.
Lydia's mother has signed over her rights to Lydia and we are praying Lydia is able to be placed in a new family very soon.
If you want to read more about this change please read Danyne (the director of Amani) post on the Amani website.
Please pray for Lydia and her mother.