“We need volunteers!” declared Shahla Ettefagh, founder and director of Mother Miracle School for the poorest, smartest children, in Rishikesh, India. “We invite anyone with an open heart and a desire to serve to join us in this beautiful city.”

Might such words of invitation entice someone to drop everything and fall in with such a worthy cause? Can anyone imagine how it could turn out to be the experience of a lifetime?

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