It was a surprise for us to see about 700 people gathered together to celebrate, despite COVID and its fears. Every one of the 700 people were either affected by leprosy, HIV or disabilities. Or they were orphans from these backgrounds. Some of them were boys who were rescued from the street. Others were boys serving the jail term after being convicted for crimes. Many lived in the campus for years together and came back to be in their “Mother House” for Christmas program. Each one of them was a story and a case study by itself. It was a Christmas of people in the peripheries.