Rescue A Child

Rescue A Child

Asha’s Story

To pay debts, eight-year-old “Asha” was sold to traffickers for a little less than $100. She ended up in Bombay’s biggest Red Light District, where in order to be “broken in”, she was beaten, drugged, threatened, and repeatedly raped. She was expected to turn at least 30 tricks a day in order to pay off her debt to the brothel owner.

After Indian authorities raided this brothel, “Asha” eventually ended up in a rescue home run by a partner of Mission of Mercy Canada. There she received prayer, counsel, acceptance, and love. In time “Asha” was healed and restored by the love of God flowing through others. Her dream today is to become a social worker so that she can offer to others the hope she herself found.

“Asha’s” story of restoration is sadly an exception. Had there been no intervention for her at a critical moment, she would surely have continued to be one of the millions enslaved by this horrendous evil.

Approximately 1.2 million children in India are ensnared in human trafficking as child prostitutes.

What is a Forgotten Child?

  • Children impacted by armed conflict
  • Children impacted by HIV/AIDS
  • Street children
  • Victims of child trafficking
  • Children under five struggling for survival

These are children who barely survive in the midst of extremely difficult circumstances – children who can’t be reached by ordinary means, but for whom “going the extra mile” is necessary. Every day forgotten children are exposed to multiple threats to their physical and mental well-being. Forgotten children grow up without access to proper adult care and attention. Their lives are led outside of the protection normally extended to the young and vulnerable. This is what it means to be a forgotten child.

Children’s Homes

Mission of Mercy Canada is involved in several homes that meet the need of the forgotten child.

Deepika Girl’s Home

The Deepika Girl’s Home was established to help children rescued from Sonagachi, the largest red-light area in Calcutta, India. This outreach provides a secure and loving environment where girls who are at a high risk for sexual abuse can find a place of refuge. We recently dedicated a new home that will house even more of these young women and children. Funds are still needed to complete the construction and for operations of running this vital place of refuge.

How does the Deepika Girl’s Home help these children?

  • Provides safety, security and meets their physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual needs
  • HIV positive children are given special care and sent for medical care and regular check-ups
  • Trained and informed live-in staff are always available to give necessary counseling and support to these children. It is the sincere desire of Mission of Mercy Canada to equip the “forgotten” children in India to reach their God-given potential by creating opportunities for spiritual, physical, social, mental and emotional development.

Joka Boy’s Home

The Joka Boy’s Home in Calcutta has been in operation since December 31, 2006. The two-story complex includes a residence that can accommodate up to 50 boys. The home is outfitted with a dining area, washrooms, a study hall, and dormitories. Many of the boys who live in this home have been rescued from the streets, and from situations of violence, crime and abandonment. Mission of Mercy Canada bears all of the operational costs for running this home.

The Divine Fellowship Blind School

The Divine Fellowship Blind School has operated successfully for over 25 years. Currently, there are over 100 visually impaired children in residence and attending this school. The school recently reinstituted a poultry farm project. The proceeds from this will be used toward their self-sustainability. The school also has a small number of multiple handicapped toddlers who require extensive care.

Child Sponsorship

A Mission of Mercy Canada child sponsor is a special, caring friend to a forgotten child living in the poverty-stricken areas of North and East India.   For only $36.00 a month, you can give a child hope for a better tomorrow and an opportunity to know the wonders of God’s mercy and love. You can’t help them all, but by a simple gesture of love, you can give new life to one. When you sponsor a child, you provide:

  • Education
  • Health and wellness care
  • Nutritious food
  • Social development

Robert shares how one Canadian family changed his life through child sponsorhip