Short SummaryGRETCHEN'S HAPPY HOME ORPHANAGE PROJECT
A brief summary of Connie R. Howard
I am a 100% disabled veteran, who retired from the Air Force in April 1996 after 27 years of service. Joining the Air Force opened many opportunities which changed my life forever.
Having spent most of my first 15 years in Foster Homes (as I was born into poverty along with my other 9 brothers and sisters) I can relate to the struggle that children endure without a stable foundation to build upon.
It is this experience that motivated me to reach out and offer a hand to those needing a step up; especially, other Viet Nam veterans like me. For the past 5 years I’ve focused on trying to make a difference in a few lives; and I feel that I have accomplished this.
But I’ve always want to make a difference in a grass roots way… so when I received the newsletter from my friend’s ministry Global Church Planting Mission Newsletter and they talked about their desire to reach out to the Happy Home Orphanage in Unguturu, India I felt it would be a step toward making a difference in children’s lives.
As most are aware India has an abundance of abandoned children; or children who are sold (by families) and are being abused sexual, mentally, physically. Then they have a cast system where some are called the untouchables. Granted I do not have firsthand knowledge of this, just information that has been shared with me.
As I’m a big Harry Potter fan I though wouldn’t it be great to help these children be able to take back their lives… with Harry they organized a group referred to as Dumbledore’s Army where they learned to prepare to fight the evil Lord Voltemore.
Maybe these children can create their own Army… if we can give these 39 children the tools they can reach out an touch others and eventually they would have an Army who could change their country.
This orphanage is small… but most things start small. We can provide fish or we can teach them to fish.
It may not happen tomorrow; but it could happen if we reach out and offer a hand.
I’m asking you to help me reach out and touch these children and give them the tools they need to make this happen.
Other ways you can help.
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