Huldah & Mark Buntain
In 1954, Huldah and Mark Buntain agreed to travel to India and serve in Calcutta for one year. That year turned into a lifetime of service to the people of Calcutta and its surrounding communities. Together, they established a holistic inner-city outreach consisting of more than 100 schools, over 700 churches, a daily feeding program for 25,000, and a full general hospital that has treated more than two million people and provided free care to 880,000.
In the year 2005, Huldah Buntain, along with her daughter, Bonnie, and her brother-in-law, Fulton Buntain, founded Calcutta Mercy Ministries so that the work in India will continue to receive support and international volunteers participation.
Fulton helped facilitate the work of Mark and Huldah Buntain during their initial years in India. Fulton later wrote Mark Buntain: One Man’s Compassion detailing Mark’s ministry in Calcutta. Today, Fulton is Senior Pastor Emeritus of Life Center Assemblies of God in Washington. He passionately worked with Calcutta Mercy Hospital to meet the needs of the people of India until he went to be with the Lord in 2012.