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 www.JohnMarshall.com

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 around every hostel at night. [frame style="modern" image_path="http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/water-April-and-lights.jpg" link_to_page="" target="" description="" float="" lightbox="http://indianorphanage.com/io/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/water-April-and-lights.jpg" lightbox_group="" size="two_col_large"] Children are decorating cards for


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 bloggers are addicted to writing. 7 Reasons why we should be giving more hugs 9 Reasons to hug and be


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 Orissa. It should be an amazing experience and another eye-opening adventure, but it’s going to be hard to leave this

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 face like a simpleton, feeling a little over my head (in a good way), and loving every second of the

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 doesn’t smile or make me sad when I open the fridge for some milk. He just looks at me, like

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 of boys, beaten or raped without reprisals, even killed to protect some insane concept of family honor, the notion that