Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Tushar-The Boy Whom Nobody Wanted

This is Tushar, about 7 years old, a boy who is a little mentally challenged. We did not know about his condition till we got this boy. A man from a remote village came to us and said that there is a boy whose parents are dead, and he does not have a place to stay, could you please take him? Seema and I, decided that lets give this homeless orphan boy shelter, let him find a family here in Mussoorie.  So a few villagers who are not related to this boy brought him.

When Tushar arrived, it did not take long to find out why this boy was sent to us. He is a kind of boy who needs very special attention. For the first few days it was not easy for us to keep this boy under control: he had difficulty taking food, and did not know how to use the bathroom properly. We put him with the smaller boys where Pankaj and Vicky are the big brothers.

So Tushar came as a challenge to all of us, especially to Seema, Vicky and Pankaj. There are times when he would do potty in his pants and not listen to anybody. For a while we thought we might have to send this boy away, but knowing that he does not have anyplace else to go--and that God loves this boy--enabled us to rise to this challenge. Thankfully, he has developed a lot in the past weeks: he can read and write but often keeps babbling to himself. Please join us in praying for Tushar. We believe God has a wonderful plan for him.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Our New Boys

Tshiring practicing his Hawaiian greeting, the shaka
This is Tshiring (pronounced as Shiring), from Leh, Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir). He is 6 years old, comes from a very poor family.

Tshiring, Piyush, Ashu and Gopal
Ashu, age 2-1/2
Piyush (5 years old) and Ashu (2-1/2 years old) are from Delhi, from the street. They don't have any legitimate father, and the mother is not able take care of these boys. My sister Anu, helped me to find these boys as she was rescuing the girls in Delhi. Ashu had a very tough time for the first few days, but now he is adjusting to the new environment.

The following photos are of Akash (5 years) and his younger brother Rishab (3 years). Their parents got divorced and abandoned them. Nobody knows their whereabouts or whether they are alive or dead.

Moving On- Sunil and Guddu

Amit and Ganesh have passed out in their high school exams. We are so happy for these two godly young men. They have enrolled themselves for the 12th class in a different school in Mussoorie. Though Ganesh is still contemplating about the direction he should take in the future. Amit is very sure that he want to be in the ministry, a pastor in the market place. Sunil went to Nagaland music school in the North East India with Jai Chand. It was his dream to train himself as a professional musician for the glory of God. One of our wonder boy is Guddu, he always challenges me personally with his determination to excel. He does not want to settle for mediocrity, that is why he has gone to Delhi last week to study hardware. He does not have any formal teaching before, he has never been to school so whenever he went for doing this course, he was asked to provide his educational certificates, failing to do that he was shown the back door. But God opened a door for him, a professional hardware engineer has taken personal interest in him to train Guddu and involve him in his business later when his training is over. This is a miracle, the Lord has done this work in Guddu's life beyond our imagination.

Claremont Improvements

I thought I lost these pictures, but glad that I found them, wanted to post it when Matsuura and crew were here painting the girls home room at claremount.At the same time Joe and family were here. The later photo was taken when Sister Laurie, Seema and Dolma are having fun with the color.