The kids. Kevin said the kids were amazing. There was no other way to describe them. They lived together, did school together, ate together......they do life together. About 30 kids in one orphanage and about 15 more in Pastor Nandu's home......he's the amazing man who started the Grace Children's Home where Kevin visited in India.
|If anyone read my post a few months back about the terrible nightmare I had about India, |
this picture is similar to what I imagined there.
A little background......we help sponsor 3 children in this particular orphanage. Meena is a beautiful little girl about Lilly's age. We've been loving her for about 3 years. We recently took on 2 other sweet children who were brought to Grace Life not long ago by their mother who was unable to care for them. Their names are Bindya and Binhan....brother and sister.
|The kids wore makeup just for traditional Indian dances and then took it off. Don't be alarmed!|
|The kids loved Kevin. There were several kids who wouldn't leave his side. That's Meena in yellow.|
At one time, I wondered if it is better for these kids to be together in India. Would it really benefit them to leave everything and everyone they know and come to America or another country to be cared for? Would it be just too great a shock? Would it end up being more detrimental to them?
|Sweet Meena. She was shy and took more to the ladies than the men in the group. She endured previous abuse.|
|Pastor Nandu. One amazing dude.|
|One of the street kids our team encountered. Nandu went back the next day to bring this child to the orphanage.|
|Bidhan. My gallery, Sanctuary of Davidson, sponsors him.|
I've had several people ask me what they can do or how they can help after they found out why Kevin went to India. So, Kevin asked Pastor Nandu and here is what he needs:
1. 4 computers......2 for the boys to share and 2 for the girls.
2. Bicycles for the kids. Ideally about 15.
3. Portable lockers for the kids to store their belongings.
Kevin is working on how to raise funds to buy these for Nandu through a special Christmas fund. And if anyone would like to contribute to this, just email me at email@example.com.
If you have any other questions about the Grace Life Orphanage, give me a holler! I can find out anything you'd like to know!
|Kevin tried his hand at traditional Indian dancing. Tough to do for a large, Irishman.|