Mother Teresa (1910-1997) was a great hero of the twentieth century. As a young woman she became a missionary teacher in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, but was so disturbed by the poverty of people on the streets that she left her job to work with them. Starting with nothing but faith, she established her own order, the Missionaries for Charity. Before her death, she won the Nobel Peace Prize for her tireless work with the poorest of the poor.
Do such stories move you? Are you a believer committed to converting others? If so, you may want to major in missionary studies.