Our Story

Every story has a beginning. This is ours…

How it all began

In 2014, brothers Leo and Alex were invited on a trip to India to visit GTSSS.  This organization provides humanitarian services for orphans, slum children, kids with disabilities and special needs, widows, lepers, and more.  At that time, there were 3500 children within the orphanages.  Their hearts were touched and forever changed by the work that was being done: taking care of their physical needs (such as food, clothing, shelter, medical care), providing them with an education and a foundation for a better future.  Also, taking care of their spiritual needs by teaching them about the love of Jesus.

 

Since that visit, they have gone back to India several times.  Each time, they were shocked at how much progress was made within this organization.  From new orphanages being built, new schools opening, currently caring for nearly 5500 orphans and slum children, the progress was dramatic.  They were so impressed by the efficiency with which donated resources and funds were being used for the care of the helpless.  It gave them even more encouragement to see that 100% of donations are being used for the right purpose.
Unfortunately, GTSSS does not receive any financial support from the government and relies solely on donations from people like you.  That is why they decided to partner with them in this need.  However, they realized that it’s not possible to do this enormous work alone.  Growing out of this need, they created a non-profit organization, Global Orphan Care.  We understand that the need is overwhelming, but we must do our best to help the ones who have no other help.

One short story that has inspired us is the one below.  Take a minute to read it or watch it:

 

The Story of the Hummingbird

One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest – a huge woodlands was suddenly engulfed by a raging wild fire. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest. As they came to the edge of a stream they stopped to watch the fire and they were feeling very discouraged and powerless. They were all bemoaning the destruction of their homes. Every one of them thought there was nothing they could do about the fire, except for one little hummingbird. This particular hummingbird decided it would do something. It swooped into the stream and picked up a few drops of water and went into the forest and put them on the fire. Then it went back to the stream and did it again, and it kept going back, again and again and again. All the other animals watched in disbelief; some tried to discourage the hummingbird with comments like, “Don’t bother,it is too much, you are too little, your wings will burn, your beak is too tiny, it’s only a drop, you can’t put out this fire.”And as the animals stood around disparaging the little bird’s efforts, the bird noticed how hopeless and forlorn they looked. Then one of the animals shouted out and challenged the hummingbird in a mocking voice, “What do you think you are doing?” And the hummingbird, without wasting time or losing a beat, looked back and said, “I am doing the best I can.”

Let’s be like the hummingbird and do the best we can.