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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!

Love and Loss

February 7th, 2016|

“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

Back From Africa

January 31st, 2016|

It was a week of coming and going with old friends leaving and Clifton & John returning from Africa. They went to help out at Houses of Hope, Africa for 3 weeks. If the pictures are

Happy New Year

January 3rd, 2016|

With 2015 in the history books, it’s always fun to look back on a few highlights from the past year before looking ahead to the brand new year before us all. Once again, through grace

The Most Wonderful Time of Year

December 26th, 2015|

Christmas 2015 It wasn’t exactly a silent night, but it was certainly a celebration fit for a king. Here’s how Christmas played out at The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission this year. The festivities began with

Annual School Christmas Program

December 18th, 2015|

The big news this week was our Annual School Christmas Program that played to a packed house on Friday night. After weeks of rehearsals and epic decorating by the kids, well over 1000 parents, neighbors

Piñata Central of India

December 17th, 2015|

So much fun this week as we sleigh ride toward the Christmas finish line. One word you don’t hear a lot of here at the Mission is piñata. You know, the Mexican candy-filled crepe paper-adorned

Small moments of wonder

December 13th, 2015|

There’s nothing like the excitement leading up to Christmas for a group of children...as all of us here at The Good Shepherd Agricultural Mission know all too well. What a great time of year! This

New Traditions

November 16th, 2015|

Traditions help make the culture of a place. If we allow them to they can inspire, encourage and uplift us. This week we started a new tradition on the mission, our Children's Day Fair. Children's

All coming together now…

October 25th, 2015|

It's all coming together this week. So much work, so many projects, for which finally we are able to see the end in sight. The first big job that we have got out of the

Perhaps our biggest week EVER!

October 3rd, 2015|

To say it has been a mega week would be a gross understatement. It all kicked off with the arrival of our Heart Plunges team from Door of Hope Christian Church in Launceston, Tasmania. The

Insecurity

September 11th, 2015|

What is your greatest insecurity? If we are not careful they can run our lives. We as a society spend millions each year trying to fight them. A gym for the little guy. A diet

Independence Day 2015!

August 15th, 2015|

Independence Day in India is a national holiday observed annually on 15th August and commemorates our nations independence from the British Empire which happened on 15th August 1947 just a year before our orphanage was

Looking forward, looking back

August 10th, 2015|

It's been a week of exciting progress; our audit is finally completed and we are looking forward to being able to share the results with our Annual Report in a few weeks. Our auditors were

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