The Need

Molly, Paul and Molly's Girls, IndiaIn Southern India, 19 young girls needed someone to care for them, provide for them and to be family for them.

ITMI's Paul and Molly were waiting and eager to trust God for this tall task. 

They knew it would be a challenge. They knew it would stretch their faith.

But they jumped in with both feet and never looked back, even though at that time, the girls lived a 17-mile, harrowing bus ride away from Paul and Molly's home, where they were knee deep in multiple ministries.

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Molly describes this ministry the best:

"By the grace of God in 2010 the Lord entrusted 19 beauties to our family who we love as our own. They live in a wonderful home God provided for us in supernatural ways in 2012 that is just 35 miles outside [their city] we call the "Sunshine Home."

Our girls are ages 7 to 11.

Their names are: Priya, Christina, Angelina, Gloria, Eden Joy, Jennifer, Faith, Trisha, Elizabeth, Rachel Elise, Sarah Grace, Lisa Marie, Camille, Carissa, Sophia, Nancy, Vicky, Sonia and Priscilla.

Each morning our girls leave for school on our bus at 8:30 and return at 4:30 in the afternoon for snacks, play time and home work. They have an hour of prayer time each night where they worship and memorize Bible verses before bed.

We have been so grateful to the Lord for His mercy over two girls, Vicky and Sonia who both had open heart surgeries when they were toddlers and are thriving now without complications. All of our 19 girls are healthy and that is a gift from God.

We want to teach them about His grace and goodness in the midst of our own shortcomings and a world that is predominantly Hindu.

Currently we have one house mother who lives with the girls and helps them in the mornings to prepare for school and evenings with their homework - especially in our absence.

Paul's aunt and uncle who are farmers from a rural village have taken our girls in as their own grandchildren and live on a separate home on the land where they help provide safety as they farm and cultivate the land.


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The girls have an hour of prayer and worship before bed each night.

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Entering the "Sunshine Home" outside Paul and Molly's city.

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Ways to Pray for Paul and Molly's Girls

When you think of our girls please pray they have a solid foundation in His Word and a love for Him above all other interests.

Please pray for the Father's continued provision as we live by faith and not by site and He continues to provide in new, unexpected ways for daily needs as we look to Him.

We are praying in the future we can build a Christian School and take His Word into hundreds of villages that intercept with ours.

Thank you for praying for this miracle so our 19 beauties don't have to attend a Hindu school where idols are prayed to in assembly.

Paul and Mollys Girls, India

The girls' school uniforms are required to have Hindu idols on their belt buckles.

Not Orphans, but Cherished Members of a Family

Our girls began to call us "Daddy" and "Mommy" on their own. We never say the word, "orphanage" or "orphans" as He has given us a love to pour into each and know each one uniquely...their favorite colors, animals, personalities and gifts.

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Molly spends time with her girls, encouraging them to develop their gifts. 

Their gifts and differences are valued and celebrated, just like their birthdays, teaching all to work together and take care of His home as stewards.

We encourage their independent pursuits of the Lord and using their creative gifts to express their devotion to Him at a young age.

We know God's hand is on our girls in great ways and trust HIS glory to be seen all over India and beyond through their love and passion for HIs Name and renown. Thank you for your loving help and genuine care for our little ladies."

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Paul and Molly with their 23 children! (2017)

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The girls sit on the floor with Paul in their beautiful, clean home.

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ITMI's Paul swings the girls around on the large porch of their home.

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Needs

  1. Continual prayer for the girls' spiritual growth and for Paul and Molly as they parent and disciple.
  2. $3500 monthly to meet the girls' needs. ($184 monthly per girl or 80 giving partners at $43 a month)

Who’s Involved

  • ITMI to provide oversight and US awareness.
  • Paul's family of believers and Christian workers.
  • Paul and Molly's Church, Harvest India, and the parent church that planted it.

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