My Compassion Projects
A project in Northeast India prompted by God and started by Barbara Hemphill through Global Hope India to provide housing for Leivon Canary Kom and his family, entrepreneurial education and encouragement for the community, and a meeting place for the teaching and study of the Bible.
In March of 2020, because of a comment on my social media that reads, "As a follower of Jesus, I pray that other people will feel His love through me, whether I ever speak his name, a man from India named Canary contacted me. Of course I get many requests from scammers, but my heart told me that Canary's heart was pure, and we communicated regularly. He described himself as "Woodcutter, poor wage laborer, teacher for needy children & water carrier for very old people. Several weeks passed before he disclosed to me he and his family were digging roots, boiling them, and drinking water to keep from feeling hungry. Because of Covid's lockdown, there was no way my husband and I could get any money to him. Of course, my friends and family were extremely concerned that I would consider doing that. Still, I felt compelled for two reasons: I lived in India for nearly five years in the '70s, so I've seen the need, and we adopted three orphans from India who are now amazing adults living in the US, and I know how God can change people's lives when we will help.