Startling Obedience, Simple Joy

It’s not often that an auditor with an MBA from the U.S. changes career paths to become a Montessori teacher.

It’s even less likely that they would start a preschool in India with the sole purpose of reaching out to underprivileged children.

But, then again, Saraswathi Padmanabhan, is not one of those you meet often. Her unique passion and plain, old-fashioned obedience to God are startling in today’s “me first” world.

Saraswathi’s many accomplishments and talents come packaged in an unassuming personality. She has absolutely no airs about her.

You’ll have to dig around to discover that she has a degree from the prestigious BITS Pilani. Or that she has an advanced degree in accounting from California. Or that she worked in Silicon Valley for close to four years.

But while all of that is impressive, what is most amazing is that she and her husband Shyamal, a software engineer, said goodbye to the American Dream and committed to living out God’s vision for them in India.

At the heart of that vision was children.

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