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Mother Teresa: "A Pencil in the Hand of God"
By Toni Lee Robinson
1 North of Greece lies a small mountain nation. It is the country of Macedonia. Skopje is its capital city. A girl named Agnes was born in this city in August of 1910.
2 As the girl grew, she showed a deep interest in spiritual things. At the age of 12, she felt an urging. She felt she had been given a special job. Her task was to spread the "message of the love of Christ." She felt she had a special calling to serve the poor. At eighteen, she left home. She went to Ireland to become a nun. Her convent sent some workers to India. Young Agnes went to Calcutta.
3 Soon the time came to take her vows, to officially become a nun. Agnes took the name "Teresa." Her new name showed her desire to be like another nunï¿½Therese of Lisieux. Therese was a French girl who took her vows in the late 1800s. She died at the age of 24. She had lived only a short time, but she was loved by all who knew her.
4 The new Sister Teresa taught at St. Mary's school in Calcutta. The school was orderly and comfortable. The girls who attended were from middle class families. It was a quiet little world all to itself. The years passed quickly. Teresa became head of the school.
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