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About John Marshall

John is a returning volunteer to the mission, he first came to the mission in 2010 with his family, then came alone in 2014 and finally with his daughter in 2015. He is a nine time Emmy Award winning TV producer and author of the book "Wide Open World". You can find out more about John on
14 02, 2016

Spring and Sorrow

The local Internet has been particularly stubborn lately, refusing to connect us for days on end. But with the pathway momentarily clear, here's what's been happening at the Mission this past week. Valentine’s Day was bittersweet

7 02, 2016

Love and Loss

“The risk of love is loss.” Hillary Stanton Zunin said this, and I ran across her quote this afternoon following a few losses that happened here at the Mission this week. (This is John, by

22 06, 2015

Zombie Day

It’s hard to say exactly what went on at the thousands of orphanages across India yesterday, but I’d be willing to bet that none of them celebrated Zombie Day the way we did at the

15 06, 2015

Game On

One of the best parts of Summer Games is the many new experiences the kids get to participate in. Not for points, these activities are included to make the kind of summer memories summer camps

9 06, 2015

The Games Go On…

As the temperature continues to climb, the Summer Games are heating up as well, with another week of exciting team action. Whether you’re cheering for Team Tiger, Team Elephant, Team Crocodile or Team Cobra, here

16 05, 2015

Mission Nepal

What can $12 buy? A movie and a medium popcorn? Half a tank of gas? Three Starbucks coffees? Not much, really. Twelve dollars is a cheap dinner. A T-shirt, maybe. A bad haircut. A month

8 04, 2015

Sam’s Story

Why do we do the things we do? The lives we live, the actions we take. What’s it all for? Are we all simply stars at the center of our own self-centered universes? Or is

27 03, 2015

One penny at a time

Today, a classroom of third grade students contributed $200 to Ruby's $10 Campaign! So crazy and amazing! As part of their community service lessons, these kids collected loose change in a jar and decided to

25 12, 2014

Santa at the Orphanage

I’ve always loved Santa. All the improbable details of the legend; his undiscovered fortress at the top of the world; his legion of curious elves; his unconventional use of the common chimney. Everything! Now, I

22 12, 2014

T’was A Few Nights

As the story goes, Clement Moore was a stodgy, serious academic. A professor of classics at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, Moore had been published, but he wasn’t what you’d call a

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