Born to doctors serving in rural India, she witnessed many challenges of the vulnerable. Moved by her experience, she pursued social work – but immediately after her Master’s degree, she survived two brain tumor surgeries that left her physically weak and with a feeble voice. The words of Isaiah 42 challenged her to overcome her weakness and work by faith over the past 20 years.
Restoring dignity, catalyzing community transformation, providing trauma focused care, advocating for children and spouses of prisoners, designing a rescue and restoration program for survivors of forced labor, trafficking and sexual abuse.
Other interests are Refugees, Migration, Gender Discrimination, Religious Persecution and Reconciliation.
Her husband Timothy Vanderputt, daughter Diya and son David share the journey.