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Marissa Vaternick's fundraiser for India

Marissa Vaternick's fundraiser for India

Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
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Hi Everybody!

I have been given the amazing opportunity to serve at "Happy Home for the Handicapped" from July 3'rd to 19'th this summer! While there I will work with the orphaned, disabled and discarded children of Shimoga, India and spread God's love to them! I am beyond excited to see how God uses me on this trip!   If you are willing to donate some money so I can get there it would be a huge blessing! I have also created a blog which I will transfer my daily journal entries onto, so that all of you that donate towards this trip can see all of the blessings that your money has brought to the children! The link to it is: . The general information about the project and what I will be doing on the trip is below! Thank you so much! 

Trip Cost: $3,400

You're invited to a place like none other.  A place where you will experience the heartbeat of Christ.  A place called Happy Home for the Handicapped.  A place for the orphan, the disabled, and the discarded children of Shimoga.  

Many children born with disabilities such as downs syndrome, cerebral palsy, blindness, are simply cast out from their homes and families from shame, poverty, and a lack of knowledge in how to properly care for and nurture them.  When families are able to keep these children, they are often locked up or tied up for 12 or more hours each day while both parents work to keep them safe and from running away.  These children find the love of Jesus at Happy Home where they are loved, fed, given physical therapy, speech therapy, and the kind of family that sees beyond the broken flesh.  While not all children at Happy Home are handicapped, many others come to receive the same love and care when families are no longer able to provide for them.  

Taking care of the 80-100 children at Happy Home is a 24/7 commitment of love that is run by Roshan, Rose, Irene, and a few aunties.  The work is rich, yet exhausting. When our teams go to Happy Home they spend the majority of the time with the children. We help by assisting in the day-to-day operations of the home by getting the kids ready for school, cooking and serving meals, cleaning the property, helping with home-based education, playing games, physical and speech therapy, VBS and taking the kids on amazing adventures. There are often projects that need to be done around the property like building Betsy (cow) a new barn, fixing ceiling holes (the monkeys break the roof tiles) and building trenches so the monsoon season doesn’t flood the property…which has happened more than once.

In a country filled with Hinduism and idolatry, all of the children at Happy Home learn about Jesus and the Scriptures.  They study daily, they pray, they share their stories, and they change you. 

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Trip ID# India2015

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Hear the Cry 724
Portland , OR, US
Hear the Cry exists to bring compassion and justice into areas of brokenness around the...
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Marissa Vaternick
Tigard, OR

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Shivamogga, Karnataka, India

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Marissa Vaternick's fundraiser for India

by Marissa Vaternick 100 Lives Impacted Shivamogga, Karnataka, India

Hi Everybody!I have been given the amazing opportunity to serve at "Happy Home for the Handicapped" from July 3'rd to 19'th this summer! While ther...

$3,400 One-time Donations
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  • $0 Still Needed
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