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March 13, 2013 at 6:04 p.m.
Updated March 12, 2013 at 10:13 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

Reading about the recent "unrest" brings to mind a true story.

In September and October 2012, I volunteered to work at an orphanage school in Faradabad, 19 miles south of New Delhi, India, for a Christian evangelical group - actually, a man and his wife, both fully qualified ministers with five years of schooling.

Jeremiah and Miriam own a school for 100 children and provide shelter and schooling for twenty orphans, from ages 3 to 16.

They have a 1,500-square-foot apartment, own a small motorcycle (no car), and at one time nine people slept in the apartment. At the time, there were five volunteers - two from London, one each from Denmark and France and myself.

Now, to the real story - six months before I arrived, anti-Christans rose up near the city of Orissa in the south, and with knives and guns, began killing any Christians they could find. They killed six personal friends of a man named David.

David, presently a bookkeeper for Jeremiah, a fully ordained minister himself, fled to the forest with his wife and three teenagers - but only after they had burned down his home and church. He phoned his minister friend Jeremiah and his wife found a place for them to stay.

Normally, in the past I've volunteered for Catholic groups doing volunteer work out of the country, but I will say this, these people are doing the work of God and doing it on nickels and pennies and a "maxed out" credit card.

Working with them increased my Catholic faith by about 20 percent. May God continue to bless them and their work.

Don Jank, Victoria

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