Home of Compassion Orphanage
Independent Church in India's (ICII's) first orphanage called Home of Compassion was started in 2006. The Lord has answered our prayers and has made a way to build this first loving home for desperate and heartbroken children to make a difference in their lives. The home is currently filled with 25 happy and healthy children whose lives have been totally transformed by the love of Jesus. At ICII's Home of Compassion Orphanage many of the children have been rescued from child slavery, prostitution, leprosy colonies, and other poverty situations. Others have lost their parents due to AIDS, leprosy, or other heartbreaking situations. Our mission is to help change these lives through the love of Jesus and by providing a Christ-like home, healthy food and water, medical, school expenses, clothing, toys, and so much more! We want these children to know that through Jesus there is truly a meaning and purpose for their lives! Each child now feels like they are part of a family that loves them deeply. Also the children are filled with the love of Jesus and are showing their witness of Christ in their schools and everywhere they go. Indeed God has been changing lives for his glory for the past eight years at the Home of Compassion!
A Trip Down Memory Lane...
In February of 2006, the first six children came to live at the Home of Compassion orphanage. When the children saw their beautiful new home and began to experience love and tender care, there were big smiles of new hope on their faces. Shortly after the children arrived, they each received a gift bag with some toys, supplies for school, and personal items. When the children received the bag, they were so amazed that this was a gift for them that it took them a few moments to realize that this was their very own personal bag. One orphan girl exclaimed, “Please don’t send me back to where I came from. I want to stay here!” Later she could hardly wait to use her new toothbrush because even at nine years old, this was the first time she was going to use a toothbrush and toothpaste to brush her teeth. The children were very happy to have a new bed to sleep on. All their lives they had to sleep on a mat on a damp floor. Now they can also enjoy three healthy meals a day. Since 2006 until now up to 27 children have had a new life, new hope and a loving family here at the Home of Compassion Orphanage.