Mariana was born in 1960.  She has three children, two of whom are married.  She lives with her third child and two of her grandsons.  Her husband was killed in 1997 by rebels from the Congo in the civil war that ravaged the country.  During the war, her house was burnt down, and she was unable to save anything.  Now, over a decade later, she is still trying to replace things she needs like blankets, saucepans, and clothes.  She knows that all of the blessings she has received have been from God.  Without Jesus, she would not have been brought to her job at True Vineyard Ministries, and she would not have made the friends that she now has.  She knows that if she continues to pray, God will bless her by providing for her.  She started work at TVM in March 2011.