Alissa’s Special Picnic…..

Alissa and children 2After sending Anne some photos of my trips to Nepal which were taken when I visited all my  Children in The  Sunshine Children’s Home, Anne asked me to share with you  about one of our much cherished times, a special Picnic, which I’m very happy to be able to do.

Allisa and ChildrenIn the middle of the summer months in Nepal it gets sweltering hot in Kathmandu, so as a treat we took the children and the two live in domestic Staff, who have become very fondly a part of this big beautiful family, on an outing to the Botanical Gardens in the south of the Kathmandu Valley.

Allisa and Carers

Although it isn’t the norm in Nepal to value and accept the workers, the children are being taught to love and respect everyone and these two caring dedicated young women who are now also learning English, were delighted to join us.

Carer and child

Thanks to all those who gave for their wonderful donations for the Children, including the clothes and toys, which I have been able to squeeze in with the luggage on my trips to be with them in Nepal, these made it possible for everyone to be dressed smartly for the special occasion and the girls took their dolls and the younger boys their favourite teddies.

Grannie Annies boys

Anne, affectionately known to the children as Grannie Annie, has brought such joy to their little hearts, Anne  helps to support the children as others kindly do too but just like a Grannie, gives then Treats too, this time it was to buy all the girls the loveliest dolls for their Birthdays.


Once through the gates and what seemed a long way from the dust and pollution of Kathmandu, the green paradise was being pleasantly enjoyed by us all. Adults and older children carried along with them a portion of the carefully prepared picnic foods and drinks.

Before one could even make a plan, the ecstatic brood were eagerly off in all different directions, exploring new cobbled pathways, fresh little waterfalls and rock -pools, then up amongst the rose gardens.

Sunshine Picnic June 2014There was a huge sigh of relief to be felt when they all came together to relax on a large grassed area and put on their party hats to enjoy our picnic lunch.

Boys will be BoysThen in what seemed like a matter of no time, once again the children were excitedly hanging from trees and swinging from vines, running up and down slopes and in circles around where we sat.

As the happy group moved from place to place there seemed to be a whole new set of surroundings which entertained them until when as late as possible, we made our way back to the bus. As we were rocked up and down on the bumpy narrow roads descending through quaint mountain villages back to home in Kathmandu, completely exhausted, happily contented, smiling little faces fell asleep, whilst others sang about one of the best days of their young lives.

Blessings to you all – Alissa

thanks3Thank you for sharing about your wonderful Picnic with us Alissa, and for your appreciation of my support, I Love being the Children’s Grannie Annie and it gives me Joy knowing I’m part of their lives. But how very blessed they are to have you as their Aussie Mum, you are indeed a very special person Alissa and I give heartfelt thanks that we met and for the opportunity to share with you in giving these very needy Children a chance to enjoy their Childhood and for them to know that Jesus Loves them all greatly.

Christian Love – Always from both of us – Anne.

About Freedomborn

My name is Anne although some call me Grannie Annie especially Children whom I share with in my Funday School . I live in Queensland Australia. I’m very much a People person believing we are all People of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free now.
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8 Responses to Alissa’s Special Picnic…..

  1. To see the children so happy brings hope and joy. Alissa is an angel for sharing God’s love and generosity to others. Truly inspiring.


    • I’m very blessed Island Traveler, to have met Alissa, I saw her today doing a Sausage sizzle to raise money for the Children, she is indeed a very special woman but she is not just a carer to these children, she is their Mum and she gives her all, it’s a privilege to be able to help her provide for them but it’s God who provides what’s needed so I can.

      Thanks for your kind words dear Island Traveler, I will pass them onto Alissa.

      Christian blessings – Anne


  2. Ron says:

    Such a lovely sight to see those dear children enjoying themselves. Alissa is a special lady to have such a caring heart for these disadvantaged children and then to do something about it , providing for them that safe haven of an orphanage. She does need our support and prayers, thanks for sharing it Anne.



    • So good to be able to share with you again Love and I hope you’ll soon be free of pain.

      Yes Alissa is very special in her constant Love and care for the Children, it’s not just the big needs like food, clothes and education that she helps provide but the little things just like a Mum would do. Yes she does need to have our support and to know we care too.

      Christian Love dear – Anne


  3. T says:

    I just loved reading this story and seeing the pictures of those beautiful children’s smiling faces ❤ Thank you so much to your friend Alissa for all she does and for sharing and also to you "Grannie" Annie for all you do and sharing too! This post makes me smile with joy 🙂


    • Hi dear T, my very special Blogging Friend who is so patient with me, yes I’m still working on the Power point, I haven’t forgotten. Thank you for sharing the joy you feel too in seeing these Children experiencing Childhood happiness, just as they should. Alissa is a wonderful Mum to them, she Loves each one as if they are her very own, much like you do with your Compassion Children, as you shared they are and have been part of your family too.

      Yes I Love being Grannie Annie to all my Children wherever they live, those close to me in my Neighborhood and my friend’s Children, use to call me Aunty Anne but mostly now it’s Grannie Annie and another thing that is noticeable, is that no one wants to see my Seniors card anymore, yes they believe me, I tell them please Don’t! but they still do, Lol

      Seriously though I love being a Senior, I now know who I am and why I am and where I have been and where I’m going, thanks to Jesus my Best Friend and something that’s soooooooooo good to know, is apart from there being no sadness in Heaven, there is no Time either, everything is Eternal and age is not relevant but I hope they still call me Grannie Annie!.

      Christian Love Always – Anne


  4. andtheword says:

    What a wonderful story. How blest you must feel being able to contribute to the darling little one’s happiness. Your friend Alissa looks like one very special person, and you can tell the children really love her. Thank you for sharing this beautiful story, lovely to see children being able to be children and running and playing with such joy and abandon. Anne you have done for the children what Jesus told us all to do. No wonder God blesses you so richly, you give so freely and with such love to all, and especially to those who are in desperate need. What a joy to know you my friend
    Vivienne xxx


    • Thank you dear Viv for your very Loving and kind words, all my friends are very special, it’s like God said; Anne needs the best friends I can find for her, and you, Alissa and the others are just that. When I think of you Viv, in my minds eye, I see your beautiful smile, just like when we first met years ago, thank you for being you.

      Alissa has a very Loving heart too like you Viv she has given up so much to care for the Children and she still does, as you do with Steve and your family. Alissa has very little time for herself but she does not mind and never complains, the same as you, she Loves the Children so much and yes so do I.

      Take Care dear friend- Christian Love – Anne


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