December 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

We hope you and your families all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas. We want to also take this time to wish you a very Happy New Year!

This month was busy and bustling around our home as we welcomed many groups and visitors who brought gifts and donations to the children for Christmas. Among the groups that visited, we were happy to welcome once more a small group from Beijing International Christian Fellowship (BICF). Led by Ka yan, this group comes each year at the beginning of December to decorate our home for the holidays.


   

We were also very happy to host a small group of students from the International School of Beijing (ISB) who came and put on a short Christmas concert for our children.

A new volunteer from Australia, Alicia, joined our New Hope family during the month of December. Alicia will be with us until early January and has been a wonderful help with our preschool classes.

This Christmas was really special for us as we were able to spend time with a few of our family members. Our son Adam came with his wife Asami and their two children, Christopher and baby Anna. Our daughter Ruth was also with us, as well as our daughter-in-law Karen (wife of our son Aron) and their two daughters, Maya and Georgia. We also celebrated Maya’s 11th birthday on Christmas day.

We would like to announce that our son Adam’s television show, Destination Flavour, was awarded Australia’s Best Lifestyle Television Program at the AACTA (Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts) this year. Adam, a lawyer, won the Australian MasterChef competition in 2010 and he was also appointed the “Japanese Goodwill Ambassador for Japanese Cuisine” in July earlier this year. He is also an Ambassador for UNICEF. Rob and I are very proud of his achievements as well as the achievements of all our children in their chosen professions.

Happy New Year!

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

“It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you….Yes it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand.”

Mother Teresa









This month:
10 new children were admitted into our care
6 children were adopted
14 children were hospitalized or had surgery
3 children passed away
In 2016:
120 new children were admitted into our care
70 children were adopted
221 children were hospitalized or had surgery
35 children passed away
435 total number of children cared for this year
Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
We are very pleased that Annie and Steven were adopted this month!
  

News from our Henan Special Care Centers

Blessing, Kayne, Rose and Ziggy were all adopted this month!
 
   Please visit our Prayer List throughout the month for updates on prayer needs for our children
Travelers Needed
We are in need of travelers from the US, UK and Australia to Beijing to help bring in much needed supplies for our children. None of these supplies are “restricted items” and do not have to be declared at customs. The items will be mailed to you within country. New Hope Foundation staff will be at the airport to pick up the supplies in Beijing. If you are able to help or know of other travelers who are willing to help please contact the following:a) From the US: Rebecca Dorris, Tennessee, Phone: 615-403-1242  suitcasesoflove@gmail.comb) From the UK:  Jennifer Drake, Surrey  china.drake@gmail.com

c) From Melbourne, Australia: Topsy D’Cruz  topsydcruz@gmail.com
Address: 18 Sassafras Dr, Lower Templestowe Victoria  3107, Australia
Phone: 03 98504339     Mobile: 0400 585 379

d) From Sydney, Australia: Susan Mukundan  susan_mukundan@hotmail.com
Phone:  02 94888101    Mobile:   0414 911 309

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