A Haven of Hope
--by dotmatrix, posted Apr 16, 2022
One day, when Sister Lucy was a young girl, she went to Delhi for the first time and saw people living on the street. She cried and asked her parents why they were there. "Why is no one helping them?" Her parents tried to explain but the complexities were too difficult as they would be for anyone, let alone a child.
The little girl decided that, someday, she would do everything in her power to help. At 18 she joined a religious order but they didn't do outreach work. It took five more years to find the funds to build one home.
Sister Lucy had nothing when she started except her faith, but her faith never wavered. Every time she saw someone sleeping on the street, she brought them to her house until it was full. Then she got the funds to build another house and another. Every day she found food for the people she sheltered. And now there are over 30 homes across India.
Maher ("Mother's Lap"- the safest place on earth) just celebrated 25 years. Whenever possible I do admin work for Sister Lucy but she doesn't often need it. The children she raised grew up to become helpers, compassionate, kind, and skilled. They are taking the dream of one little girl far into the future.