The Christmas Baby

Excitement rippled through Sujata’s* flower family. The girls could hardly wait the week until Christmas morning. Sujata thought back to her first Christmas at Mukti two years before; it was the first time in her life she had received a real Christmas present. She still treasured ...

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Two Sisters Touched by Grace

  ---as told by a volunteer from England   Pranita* was the first resident I met at Mukti. On my first evening, I joined a volunteer on her daily visit to the Honeysuckle Flower Family. The girls sat in a circle engaged in their homework. Since the girls speak Marathi and I...

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God’s Still, Small Voice

  Vacuna* thinks she heard His voice. Of course, she listens to His voice all the time through God’s Word, but she feels she heard His still, small voice, too. When she was just a young girl seated on the floor of Junior Church on one particular Sunday years ago, she heard ...

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Amazement!

All the girls gathered around Rana*. Concern creased their faces, as tears fell from many eyes. Groaning and writhing in pain, Rana clutched her left side. As time passed, the pain was growing much worse. Her house parents gently took her to the clinic. “Infected appendix,”...

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Mukti's Bible Teachers

In years past, the Pandita Ramabai Mukti Mission sent out women from the Mission who had experienced the goodness of God and added Bible study training to be able to effectively share their faith. This tribute is to one woman who served faithfully until her passing a decade ago. The sto...

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Transformed!

I was raised in a poor village family of eight children. My father was uneducated and earned meager daily wages when he could find work. In our village education for girls was considered a waste of money: girls should marry young and they only needed to cook for their husbands, bear chi...

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A Hopeful Healer

  At the age of four, Pushpa* witnessed her father’s death and then watched throughout her childhood as her mother, dying of AIDS, grew sicker and weaker. Pushpa’s mother wanted her to become a doctor, but she was never to see this dream fulfilled. She died when Pushpa...

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How Do You Define Blessed?!

The following story was written by Chevan Bhosale*, it has been edited for clarity.   Greetings in the name of Jesus. My name is Chevan Bhosale, from a small village in central India. If you want to know what it means to be a blessed life, you can see it in me. I have completed ...

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Palomi* a True Orphan

Who are the residents of Mukti Mission? The older the resident, the more likely they are an orphan. With no living mother or father, they were either abandoned somewhere and brought to the Mission by caring individuals, or they were brought by relatives when their parents died. As of 2...

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Hope Dawns

  The Mission grounds seemed a beehive of activity. The relentless, steamy-hot sun blazed directly overhead. Staff workers conferred in meetings and others hustled across the grounds to various departments to seek answers to urgent questions. Computer keyboards clicked as office s...

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