Comfort Brings Joy
Comfort Brings Joy – Annual Campaign
Fate determined the children must grow up in an orphanage, but we can make their lives fulfilling and their environment safe. Let’s care for all their needs.
Sponsorship support provides the basic necessities a child needs – food, shelter, education and love. But over time we have learned that many other threads make up the fabric of a child’s welfare. That’s where special projects come in.
Every year we ask you to help make the children’s lives a bit better by improving the orphanages where they live. Our campaign theme is Comfort Brings Joy. When the children know they are loved, know they are safe, and have as much comfort as is possible in a children’s home, then they are able to feel the joy of childhood.
You have seen our motto: Every Child is Our Child. We all know, of course, that we can’t actually treat every child in the world like we would treat our own children. But we can let the 3,350 kids who depend on our support know that we want the same things for them that we want for our children. Consider these situations and reflect on what you would do if your child or grandchild were facing this problem. We would not want any of our own children to live with these uncomfortable conditions when, working together, we have the power to fix them.
Additional Compelling Needs
Father Zechariah at St. Mary’s Orphanage wrote this: “Since we have little light during night time we don’t know what is beside us. I myself got a scorpion sting in front of the boys’ hostel while we were having recreation after dinner.” They are asking for a generator.
Sister Anne at St. Anthony’s Orphanage wrote about barricading themselves in their rooms one night when a prowler tried to break into the girls’ hostel and the nuns’ sleeping area. They asked for security cameras.
Please look over the LIST OF PROJECT REQUESTS AND COSTS. And spend a little time thinking about how you might bring some comfort and joy to the children.
These BEFORE and AFTER photos show the kind of needs we address and how much your support is changing the lives of children.