Shining Faces in India is a UK registered charity giving aid to the Indian Christian Mission Centre (ICMC), an orphanage near Salem in southern India. The founder of the orphanage, Pastor Jayaraj Krishnan and his wife Christy have devoted more than 25 years of care to orphaned and destitute children who are brought to the mission – their commitment is truly inspirational.
My own children Olivia, Dolly and Jody chanced upon the orphanage more than fifteen years ago, and as a family, we are passionately committed to supporting and fund-raising for these children. We have called the charity Shining Faces, because despite the disadvantages these poor children have endured, they are being brought up in an environment of happiness. I hope you will be similarly moved and inspired by what you read on the following pages.