The House of Mercy children's home in Katmandu, Nepal is operated by the Tamang family, James and Holly. They are sweet missionaries for the Lord. ORH has supported the home for many years.
James wrote the following report.
"Few months back, we were able to take in a girl, Sima who is just five years old. Her story goes like this.
In the far west of Nepal there is a system where young girls are valued for the future at the proper age.
This girl, Sima has been left by her mother for another man and had left her with her dad, a drunkard. Her dad had finally decided that he did not want her anymore and was about to throw her into the river.
During that time another man saw him and asked if he could raise her. Sima’s father was willing to depart this unwanted daughter to this man. This man already has two of his own children, both of them are boys. They took Sima into their family knowing that they did not have enough to support themselves.
The Nepali missionary, pastor to this region mentioned to us the need for her to be in a safe environment. The only one option was to take her out of that situation for the possibility of being sold for her body in future.
A few years back we had visited this region and had prayed for such children to be rescued from such circumstances. We were able to get at least one girl. If it was not for this man who decided to take her into his family, Sima would not have been able to be with us.
If it was not for a Nepali missionary, pastor she may have been forced to sell her body for living in the near future. But we thank God for the people He has placed in the life of Sima.
Here we have been teaching things of God Almighty and His love for her. Please pray for Sima and for us to teach her well."