July 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

July was a bittersweet month for us here at New Hope. We had some happy highs, along with some sad lows. We are grateful for the large number of adoptions we saw throughout our Beijing and Henan units, but it was also very sad to see some of the babies we have cared for leave us here in Beijing this month to return to their orphanages. Many of the children had been with us since infancy and had all received treatment; our hope is that going back to their orphanage will encourage the Children’s Welfare Institutes (CWI) to put them up for adoption soon.

As we mentioned last month, we are still in need of regular financial support to continue to the work here in China. The centers that we run in Beijing and Henan serve as a model, which have been the catalyst for change in many CWI’s raising the standards in their facilities. We really want to continue to display an excellent standard of care in all of our centers. We can do this with your support as we have in the past.

In last month’s letter we talked about the training program, TBRI (Trust Based Relational Intervention), that our partners from Show Hope are helping us implement. This program has been modified to suit local culture and the needs we have to equip our staff with the tools to care for our babies and toddlers. During the month of July we started the next round of TBRI training for nannies in our Zhengzhou Special Care Center. We were thrilled when we were approached by the Zhengzhou CWI to train 100 of the their foster parents at the same time as our staff. This is a very encouraging start and we look forward to seeing the effectiveness of the program throughout our centers and beyond!

We were very pleased to have a visit this month from Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman, and their two daughters, Shaoey and Stevey Joy. They were able to spend a few days here in Beijing as well as in Luoyang at Maria’s Big House of Hope.

One of the joys of summer here at Hope Foster Home is getting to take our children swimming. If you’ve ever visited our home during the summer months you know this is a highlight for many of our children. We hope you’ll enjoy some photos of our splashing summer fun. If you’d like to see more of our favorite swimming photos from July, check out this album on our Facebook page.

 

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

We still have not funded the new gas boiler for the Beijing home. We are still around US $30,000 short of the amount needed in spite of the really cute appeal by one of our former New Hope children from Beijing which many of you might remember as James/”Rui-Rui” …


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I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.
Isaiah 42:16
This month:
8 new children were admitted into our care
17 children were adopted
13 children were hospitalized or had surgery
3 children passed away

We’d like to give thanks to our friend Gek who once again has hosted a Cook-4-Hope event, this time in her own home, to raise funds for us. If you’re interested in learning more about Love 4 Orphans (L4O) and helping with their fundraising efforts, please contact Gek here

We’d also like to thank all of you who voted for us through the link we sent for Chi Fan for Charity. Although we didn’t get in the top 3, we’re grateful for all the support and we’ll try again next year!

Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
Alfonso was adopted this month and we also heard that Joel was adopted previously! We are very sad that ArtCameronElizabeth-StephanieGemmaJudsonLilyjoyLinus,NelsonRonald and Zeke all needed to leave our care to go back to their orphanages.AddieDanielaJustice, and Lemuel were transfered to Maria’s Big House of Hope for continued care. Alesandria and Lily-Kate returned from complicated surgeries in Hong Kong.
 

News from our Henan Special Care Centers

We are so pleased that Camry, Desmond-ThomasLorenz-LincolnLuigiRafiya,SashaSierraTrentZach, and ZK Wei were adopted this month! We also heard thatConnerLevi, PleydellPonce, and Ysmael were adopted previously.
              Please visit our Prayer List throughout the month for updates on prayer needs for our children

If this newsletter has been forwarded to you and you would like to receive your own monthly copy, please email us at robinathope@outlook.com
Forward this email to a friendTravelers Needed
We are in need of travelers from the US 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  suitcasesoflove@gmail.com
Phone: (615) 403-1242

b) From Melbourne, Australia: Topsy D’Cruz  topsydcruz@gmail.com
Address: 18 Sassafras Dr, Lower Templestowe Victoria  3107, Australia
Phone: (03) 9850 4339     Mobile: (04) 0058 5379

c) From Sydney, Australia: Susan Mukundan  susan_mukundan@hotmail.com
Phone:  (02) 9488 8101    Mobile:   (04) 1491 1309

d) From Perth, Australia: Retha Briers rethab@iinet.net.au
Address: 17 Shalimar Rise, Currambine, 6028, Perth, Australia
Phone: (04) 1533 9291

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