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Drs Derick and Vivienne Mendonca


Mission: Derick and Vivienne have a deep desire to serve the poor with the skills, knowledge and abilities God has given them. Derick is Indian, but has spent the majority of his life in other countries and Vivienne is from the UK. They relocated to India in July 2012. They have 3 children and the youngest was born after they arrived in Bangalore. Derick is working as a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Bangalore Baptist Hospital ( and Sakra World Hospital. He has completed specialist training in Craniofacial Surgery and hopes to develop a service for children and adults with deformities of the skull, face and jaws. Vivienne is a dentist but is currently completing her Master's in Public Health via an on-line programme.

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In the busyness of everyday work and family life we are continually aware of our reliance on God’s grace and protection.

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Christmas 2017

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, we remember fondly our family and friends around the world…

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Restoring the Outcast in Bangalore

Here are some stories from recent patients. We continue to be thankful to those who have donated to the patient fund to make surgery possible for those who could not otherwise afford it.

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Why India?

In this 2:24 video, Dr. Mendonca explains his calling to provide craniofacial surgery in India.

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India – Raju’s Story – a second chance at life

One recent patient is a thirteen year old boy who we will call Raju (name changed).  Two or three years ago, some other children poured kerosene all over his body and struck a match to it. As a result of this tragic event, Raju suffered burns over seventy percent of

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