In India, and many other parts of the world today, girls are selectively aborted, killed in their cribs, abandoned as infants, and trafficked as young women simply because they are girls. The United Nations estimates as many as 200 million girls are missing in the world today because of this so-called “gendercide.”

This war against girls is rooted in centuries-old traditions and sustained by deeply ingrained cultural and religious mores that say women are less valuable than men.

The Bible clearly teaches us otherwise. All people, regardless of gender, are made in the image of their Creator God. (Gen 1:27) Psalm 139:14 excludes no one from its truth that we are all “fearfully and wonderfully made”. Whether male or female, the Lord God has created them equally, such that His works are marvelous.

Jesus teaches us in the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10) that we are to go and show mercy to those in need of our help. “And that whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.“ (Matthew 18:5 KJV)

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The Girls Home of Pune answers the call of mercy for girls that have been abandoned, forgotten, and endangered, and gives them a place they can call home.

Like a strong wind that appears from nowhere, the Girls Home reaches down, picks them up, and carries them to a place where they can learn and grow as God intended, outside of the daily fear of the streets that robs them of their sweet innocence.