August 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

It is hard to believe that summer is quickly coming to a close and that autumn is nearly upon us. The children have had a blast swimming this summer and got to enjoy a few last weeks of swimming before the month’s end.

 

We were happy to welcome one more volunteer this month. Wen has been a big help already with swimming and preschool and is currently in Hong Kong accompanying one of our babies who is awaiting surgery at Hong Kong Adventist Hospital. We are very grateful for Wen’s willingness to help in this way and for such an awesome group of volunteers this summer! Now that September is upon us, the children will resume their daily preschool classes and as we say goodbye to two of our summer volunteers, we will welcome two new volunteers in the coming weeks who will help us through the fall.

As we mentioned in a previous newsletter this summer, Katie McGunnigal, from Show Hope, and Polly Zhai, from the New Hope staff in Luoyang, have teamed up to spend the majority of this past July and August traveling to all five Care Centers and instructing the nannies and staff in Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) care-giving methods. The sessions have been fruitful and seem to be well received by the staff, enabling nannies to engage the underlying needs voiced in a child’s behavior. It is a joy to see the nannies using the TBRI principles as they build upon their connection with the children, and to see the children blossom and grow as a result. Please keep the TBRI training and work in your prayers.

As the TBRI training was taking place in our Beijing facility, one thing we noticed that was really endearing was that when the nannies were given breaks and provided snacks, as soon as they got their snacks, they would bring handfuls of the snacks back to the children in the nurseries. Of course, the children were ecstatic to get these special snacks and it was so sweet to see that the nannies were so anxious and willing to share the snacks with “their” children.

   

Our thanks go out to all of you who donate each month to the work here in China. You make a tremendous contribution to each of the children’s lives.  We are still in urgent need of support for running costs; there is currently a shortfall of $100,000 (USD) each month, so if any of you can help towards that, small or large, it would be a great blessing. Thanks to Rui Ray’s appeal, which was posted last month, we have received some donations towards the new heating boiler, but we still need $20,000 (USD) to cover full cost. Again, any help towards that would be greatly appreciated. Please email Robin if you are willing to help in either of these areas.

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

This month:
11 new children were admitted into our care
4 children were adopted
5 children were hospitalized or had surgery
4 children passed away







For a peek into more August swim photos,check out our Facebook page.
Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
We have heard that Kael was adopted previously! Addie came back to BJ-HHH this month. Primo-Antonio went back to our Zhengzhou Special Care Center after his cleft lip surgery. Lily-Grace came from Zhengzhou to prepare for heart surgery. She was able to go to Hong Kong for heart surgery sponsored by the Adventist Hospital Heart Fund.

News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers

We are so pleased that JohannaKingstonLark, and Maitland were adopted this month!
 
 Please visit our Prayer List throughout the month for updates on prayer needs for our children