LIFE IS SWEET TOGETHER
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up ( Ecclesiastes  4: 9,10 ).
The dauntless, daring couple who sacrificed their total well-being for the glory of God. Their love of God was seen in their action for God, which included observance of strict and uncompromising Christian principles in their life style. I could see Indian missionary John Wesley's words being put in to practice, " Earn everything you can, Save everything you can, Give everything you can." A perfect example of a person with single-mindedness, Mr. Mantode could overcome and discard any parameters that arose with such compelling force as to dissuade the completion of the work at hand,viz. the translation and printing of THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE STUDY BIBLE IN MARATHI LANGUAGE. Their meager income being, drawing a pension of Rs 8,000 and through some other savings was the only source of financial asset to start with, but God blessed their efforts and turned this amount in to a big fund to bring to completion this gigantic task. The only other unfailing source of inspiration, to put together this seemingly unsurmountable task was the great faith in HIS WORD AND IN HIS PROMISES. Thus Philippians 1:6 which says, " ...being  confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus", became the key verse for this couple to act upon even before the project, " THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE STUDY BIBLE IN MARATHI LANGUAGE "  had taken visible form of appearance on the paper.