A Time to Celebrate Women
A Message from Sherry
As I visit our Good Shepherd Schools in India and meet the children, I have, on many occasions, been given opportunities to also greet the mothers of our students. These Dalit women have no conveniences, and work solely to care for their children. They cook over open fires, carry water from dugouts, and work in the fields along with their husbands
One of the greatest gifts we can give a mother is the gift of education for her children. Many of these children are the first generation to read and write in English, and each mother has great pride and hope for the future of her family.
In several communities where our Good Shepherd Schools are located, we have begun tailoring classes and economic development programs for the women, where a new confidence is birthed. These centres become safe places for women to share their burdens and have our leaders pray for them and counsel them.
In this newsletter, I wish to introduce you to one of our women’s leaders, Rani, who through her struggles as a girl child now ministers to many hurting and suffering women. Your support and care for the women of India helps entire families.