Rose Nawalker was born into a mixed Brahman-Buddhist family in Calcutta, India and educated in a Catholic school. She knew that she wanted to honor God, but she was being pulled in three different directions and didn't know which was right. While still a child she found the answers to her religious confusion through a serendipitous meeting with a Salvation Army band. She became a Christian and was then rejected by her family. However, her steadfast Christian witness eventually brought her parents and her brothers to Christ.
As a young adult, working with teens at the Carey Baptist Church, Rose met young Wai Sin Hu, a stateless boy from a Chinese immigrant family. After a few years, despite the fact that she was quite a bit older than he and they were from very different cultural backgrounds, they married, with the full consent of their families.
Rose, with Dr. Bob Pierce, founded World Vision in India. After operating that organization for several years, Rose and Wai helped establish Samaritan's Purse in Calcutta. Eventually they found it difficult to work with all of the various domineering, international Christian organizations and so, to remain true to their calling, they gave up the financial security found in associating with those organizations and started their own local charity, Samaritan Helps. Their passion over many years has been to bring both education and salvation to the children of the poorest of the poor in India. Through their daycare centers thousands of destitute, hopeless children have been raised out of financial and spiritual poverty. Many of their graduates are now serving their communities in health, education, government, and many other professional fields. Wai and Rose have been able to minister as God leads them, without dependence on foreign money or influence.
Rose and Wai tell their own story in this book.