Once a month, Tavesa invites six women to her small, dilapidated home in Nepal.
The women read Scripture and pray, ignoring the idols and pictures of Hindu gods peering blindly at them from nearby tables and surrounding walls.
When Tavesa’s husband died eight years ago, her 24-year-old son took over her home and forced her to move into his run-down house. As a zealous Hindu, he rules his widowed mother like a dictator, insisting that she leave the idols and pictures of his favorite gods where he had placed them.
“The only thing that I can do is pray and ask God to change his heart,” Tavesa said. “If I take the photos down, he would probably beat me.”