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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
9 12, 2014

My Last Moment Alive

It was 11 o’clock and I was tired. After two days of near constant online nudging, my Orphan Water campaign had hit its goal. 41 contributors for $4000! The Mission was getting a new water

4 12, 2014

Let It Flow

Christmas is three weeks away. Here at the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission, holiday fever is in full swing. Christmas carols blare across the grounds every morning at 7 AM, and strings of colorful lights twinkle

26 11, 2014

The Power Of Being Wanted

A few days ago… I posted a blog, asking if anyone wanted to sponsor Ram Pal, a seven-year-old boy here at The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission. Ram Pal was feeling left out, the last unsponsored

20 11, 2014


Hugs are good for you. If you have any doubt that this bit of deep wisdom is true, the bloggers of the world are here to remind you, offering a host of numbered lists that

19 11, 2014

Back To The Mission

Who ever said, “Getting there is half the fun,” clearly never visited the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission. For those who didn’t hear, I’ve decided to end my year the way it began, back at the

20 07, 2014


I leave the orphanage this afternoon. Five months to the day after arriving here, I’ll be heading to Delhi, flying to Southern India, and embarking on a ten-day orphanage tour with Clifton in Bangalore and

17 07, 2014

One Voice

I’ve always loved going in the recording studio. Working with professional musicians, seeing a song come together, collaborating on melodies and harmonies and arrangement options…I usually sit there with a massive grin planted on my

9 07, 2014

Sponsor A Child

Growing up, I remember seeing a black and white picture of a Latin American boy on our refrigerator. In my memory, the boy is six or seven years old and his face is expressionless. He

1 07, 2014

The End of Summer

The end of summer camp was hard for me. I remember when I was a kid, my parents made me go to a place called Camp Squanto. It was a Christian camp on a lake

28 06, 2014

The Frozen Ball

Every girl deserves to be treated like a princess. I’m not sure who said this—probably a Disney executive—but I like the sentiment, especially in India. In a country where girls are often discarded in favor

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