“Mother Teresa and two of her sisters would come to the bridge and find a few children living there. She would feed them under a tree and teach them A B C and things,” the pastor told us.
“One day it was raining and she came to this office. She said she didn’t have anywhere to meet with them – Could she use our portico.”
“It was Mother. What could I say?”
What started as a favor to Mother Teresa on a rainy day many years ago grew to become the children’s ministry of this Protestant church here in Kolkata. The children moved from the portico into the sanctuary, from the fringes of this church’s ministry to its center.
Five years ago the pastor approached Compassion International about partnering together to minister to even more children in the slums in the surrounding neighborhood.
Today around 300 children receive tutoring, food, medical attention, a safe place to play and worship Jesus together at this local church thanks to sponsors like you and a pastor who couldn’t tell Mother no.