Making 19 girls their daughters was a big dream. Because of Paul and Molly’s faith in God’s ability to provide, today it is a reality. They rejoiced when the opportunity came to accept full responsibility for the girls in 2010. The 19 girls they prayed for, played with, fought for, loved and watched grow from babies into girls – are theirs.
Theirs to provide for.
Theirs to raise.
Theirs to disciple.
Theirs to love.
Last year, the girls moved from the mountain residence 17 hours away from Paul and Molly where they grew up, to the home they now call “Sunshine Home.”
Their new home was built just for them, and it’s located in Paul and Molly’s town!
Now that the dust has settled, Paul and Molly sat down to list the expenses of their 19 Ashraya Daughters. This was their list:
- utilities for home and farm
- food and clothing
- school costs: school fees, uniforms, shoes and books
- trips to and from school
- bus and its upkeep
- paying a bus driver
- paying a cook
- two live-in staff
- doctor visits and medicine
In Southern India, they can do all of this for $3889 a month. (~$205 per girl per month)
We are asking God to provide 80 partners who would commit to giving $49 a month.
This would be such a blessing to Paul and Molly, who also have a myriad of other ministry responsibilities and opportunities vying for their time and mental efforts, including the spiritual and emotional aspect of being Mom and Dad to 22 kids.
This is how they describe what a blessing it would be to have the girls’ needs pledged,
“Our girls will be set and we will have the peace of mind to continue serving full-throttle braving the mountains that lay ahead.”
Paul and Molly would like to start building a farming eco system, which would cut down on the costs of providing for the girls. The first step is planting trees and digging wells around the property.
While this is just one small step, the dream is big.
Paul and Molly write,
As we reach a sustainable standard with our 19 girls, it is our prayer to rescue many more unwanted baby girls in the future. Our prayer is to place them in godly Christian families here that are unable to have children—we will never be an international adoption agency, but keep them in their Tamil culture.
Want to be a part of this big dream? Want to be a part of rescuing unwanted babies in India?
Want to be one of 80 people saving baby girls?
Email Paul and Molly today. Tell them you’ll be one of their 80 heroes.
Summer Kelley is a writer who lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and three kids. She has had the privilege of telling ITMI’s stories since 2006. She loves to write uplifting stories of God’s work overseas, read and learn about the world around her and spend time enjoying her family.