In 2002 we opened our first children’s home in Nepal with four abandoned children. I remember an uneasiness in taking on the responsibility of four dependents – knowing that this would be a long-term commitment. We have never regretted that decision. Those four children grew quickly to fourteen, and as I saw the extraordinary changes our faith decision made in their lives, I began to dream of the possibilities of expanding that work.
I started to dream of a Children’s Village where children would live in cottages in families of ten or twelve to a home with a house parent to care for them. I dreamed of abandoned children being able to grow up as a family of brothers and sisters with a mother who would continue to be their mother for the rest of their lives. They would have the opportunity to grow up in a home where they could return and visit and reminisce, even as adults. I dreamed of a walled compound that would enclose ten to fifteen such cottages, with gardens, a school and a play area in the center. I dreamed of a place of love and family and nurturing.
The dream is now becoming a reality!
For details, visit the children's village