The Mission is an large Indian orphanage eight hours east of Delhi on the Nepal border. It’s been around since 1948 and is home to 70 of the sweetest kids you’ll ever meet. If you think orphans are grim, sad-faced urchins in need of a bath and a hug, you should check this place out.
I found it at random while my family and I were on our Wide-Open World adventure. We typed in “Indian” and “Orphanage” into Google and there it was, first in line. Now I’m here so much I consider it my second home.
For anyone wanting to get involved in the world, make a difference, be a part of some truly transformational work, I encourage you to check out the Mission website and look around. There are lots of great videos and photos to give you an idea of what they’re all about. You can even go for a visit. I promise you: your heart will never be the same.
These kids and millions more like them around the world need all of us right now. If you have a heart for orphaned or abandoned children (and really, who doesn’t?), be another one of the heroes they’re all waiting for.
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