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Our blog is by far the best record of everything that we have achieved. We have maintained it for more than the last 10 years and we hope that every post helps to paint a clearer picture of who we are and what we do. We would love to hear from you if you are reading our blog so feel free to leave a comment!

The Monsoon

July 9th, 2016|

Each year, when the land heats up faster than the surrounding ocean, the usual air currents are reversed over most of India, drawing huge amounts of moisture into a month-long storm known as the monsoon.

Superhero Smackdown!

July 5th, 2016|

I’ve always loved superheroes. When I was a boy, I read all the comic books, loved to wear towel capes, even carried around my treasured Batman thermos when it was empty just to show it


July 3rd, 2016|

We have a winner! After thirty days of non-stop events, Summer Games 3 is officially in the record books. It was a photo finish and we've got the photographic proof for all you fans following


June 28th, 2016|

Another great week here at the Farm as Summer Games rolls on. We’re past the mid-point with the Cobra team still leading, on their way to what could be their first ever team victory. This


June 26th, 2016|

What a week! Another Summer Games spectacular on the last full week of competition. The Cobra Team still maintains a slight edge but the Elephant team is closing fast. Just a handful of points separate

Himalayan Adventure

June 19th, 2016|

The big event of the week was the 2nd annual trip to Abbot Mount as a part of our Summer Games program where 60 of us explored the cool Himalayan foot hills, told ghost stories

Raging Rapids

June 12th, 2016|

This week 17 of our older boys and male staff headed off into the mountains on motorbikes as part of the Strong Riders Bike Tour. It was the first time we have ever done anything

Summer Games 2016!

June 6th, 2016|

Summer Games has finally begun! If you don't know what we are talking about... take a quick look here. After months of excitement, anticipation and planning, the third annual school vacation bonanza we call Summer


June 6th, 2016|

This post was originally from I love traditions. Traditions are the unique signature of family life. They are the touchstones upon which the years unfold; the simple predictability that says: This is how we

National Human Rights Commission

June 5th, 2016|

We had a fantastic honor this week as we were visited by several dignitaries from the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). Our first visit in the morning included Mr Akhil Kumar Jain, Special United Nations

The final countdown…

May 30th, 2016|

The countdown is really coming to a close now... Just 2 more days till Summer Games 3 kicks off and our kids are charged up! If you are new to our newsletter, or somehow managed

Unleash The Kraken!

April 24th, 2016|

46 degrees Celsius. 115 Fahrenheit! For anyone who has experienced this kind of suffocating heat before, you know there is nothing better than the bracing chill of an air-conditioned room. Short of this, a hearty

The Power of A Story

April 9th, 2016|

This week John Marshall shared a blog post called Finding Hope: One Boy’s Story on his website. Inspired by it and the thought that a person's story can be a powerful thing, we want to

A Chance To Change The World

February 28th, 2016|

Clifton and John with new friends in Africa Part of our focus here at the Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission is helping others. When the earthquake hit in Nepal last year, we were able


February 21st, 2016|

It’s been a quiet week. School is in session. The wheat is growing. Small jobs are getting done. Life is going on. I (John) thought I’d just give a few snapshots of the farm at

Spring and Sorrow

February 14th, 2016|

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

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