VIDEOS FOR ORPHANAGES
I recently went to Thailand on a mission trip with about 17 students
from the school I teach at. I have personal problems with the idea
of Missionaries running ‘compassion’ type programs if
their ‘real’ motivation is to convert those they serve.
On the other hand, I love the idea of Missionaries serving in a
compassionate context if their motivation is just that – compassion.
I was overjoyed to find the orphanages we visited were run by people
who were deeply caring and compassionate and were living examples
of Christ’s love.
Home of the Open Heart is one of the places we visited. Here their
vision is to have three adjacent properties with duplexes on one,
where parents who are living with AIDS can live with their children.
On a second property they would have an orphanage for kids who are
HIV positive. On the third they would run a hospice for those parents
who are dying. This way the kids can still be close to their parents
during their last weeks and days.
I was deeply moved by their vision. It also became clear to me that
my experience in video production could be useful in producing something
that they could take to places like USA and Australia in order to
raise funds for the much-needed buildings and personnel necessary
to make their vision come to fruition.