See Why I Love This Guy? I captured this great moment on video of Jim Sir loving little Trisha, (4 yr old). Her family has recently moved here from northern India and she only speaks Bengali. Children here speak Hindu and Tamil and are learning English. So you can imagine her fear at being all alone every day, isolated by language from adults and children alike. She spends much of her day crying, except for the hours she spends holding Jim's hand. He's working to assimilate her into the school and found her first smile when he danced the “Hooky Pooky” with her. Priceless!
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Jim & Susan Garvin are volunteering with Acts of Mercy in India, June 11-July 6, 2016.