Over the past decade, hundreds of children have found a home with us. But what started as a ministry to disabled children, God has grown into a beautiful manifestation of the gospel to all those in need. We have seen God work in and through us as the lives of children, widows, homeless, blind, beggars, and many more in need have been changed. And our community has noticed.
We receive children from all types of backgrounds. Some were abandoned by parents, left in the streets to fend for themselves. Some were abused, mistreated, neglected. We have children from Hindu families, Muslims families, and children not knowing to which religion they belong. But no matter what background they come from, we welcome them into our family.
At Happy Home for the Handicapped we have a holistic approach to our ministry. Under our roof, children find food, clothing, shelter, an education. But our primary focus, our primary goal is to teach them about Jesus, to show them that He is the only living God, and that he loves them.
And that is where life change is found.
Central to sustaining life change for the future of our children is education. We have a variety of different kinds of children, and because of that, there are a number of different works that we do in the lives of these kids. Those who are able to go to school are sent to different schools around Karnataka. Tutoring and additional help are given by some of the oldermembers of our community.
The children who are not able to go to school are educated here at Happy Home. We have a program called Home Base Education that not only works with some of our kids, but also is available to special children in the community. Through this program, these children receive speech therapy, learn some sign language, writing, and some learn to communicate for the first time.
There are many other ways that we strive to enrich the lives of these children as well, but all fall under the umbrella of the heart that God has given us to look after those in need in our community. We love our Lord, and we love his people. And we pray that God will continue to allow us to be a blessing to those in need, and that we will constantly be glorifying our Father as we seek to spread his Kingdom into the lives of those around us.