November 2016 Newsletter

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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes   
Dear Friends and Supporters,

It may not be Christmas just yet, but it’s definitely feeling a lot like winter as Beijing had its first beautiful winter snowfall this month.

 

On the heels of this Thanksgiving season, we are very grateful this month for the wonderful response we had to last month’s newsletter. We’ve had many of our faithful supporters thinking of creative ways in which they can help raise additional funds for us, including covering costs for immunizations and for this winter’s coal costs to keep our children and staff warm.

We do have so many things to be thankful for this month. We’re especially thankful for our friends in Hong Kong. The owner of Roger Vivier HK organized a fundraising day and gave us a very generous donation; as a part of this, Carina Lau, a very famous singer and actress in Hong Kong made two extremely generous donations to the Beijing running costs. This donation means that we can reopen 3 beds that were closed earlier this year in Beijing. In addition, we will not have to return 4 children (who have had all needed surgeries and are now healthy) back to their orphanages to make room for sicker babies. We are also grateful for our friend Gek Tan who started Love for Orphans in Beijing. Although she recently moved back to Singapore, she has been visiting Beijing for a few days and has brought many of her friends who have donated diapers and lots of rice to help with supplies for Beijing.

   
Gek and Love for Orphans volunteers helping with this month’s birthday celebration

150 bags of rice… 5 months worth of rice!

We are also really happy to let you all know that we have been able to help another foster home in Nanjing. The director there, Linda Huang, approached us for medical advice a few months ago. She cares for 12 babies in her Nanjing Rainbow Center; the needs of the children she cares for are very similar to those cared for in our existing Special Care Centers. She also reaches out to local families who are caring for babies with severe disabilities in Nanjing. We have signed an agreement with her to put one of our nurses in Nanjing. The Nanjing Rainbow Center will come under the existing system that is in place for our existing medical care and Dr. Martin will oversee all treatment plans there. It is really good to be able to help in this way. NHF Beijing will cover costs of the nurse working there and her expenses.

On a personal note, Joyce and Robin would like to say a special thank you to those of you that reached out to help them with personal support. You really blessed and encouraged them tremendously.

With Love and Gratitude,

The NHF Team

“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”  

Galatians 6:9

This month:
8 new children were admitted into our care
5 children were adopted
30 children were hospitalized or had surgery
3 children passed away

Rod Freeland, a NICU nurse from California, and his daughter Naomi (pictured above) were here for a few weeks this month and they loved playing with the babies and doing some filing for Rob. They are an adoptive family with four Chinese children (non NHF children).

We are very grateful for caring volunteers, from near and far, who take from their time and resources to visit our children.

We are still looking for long-term volunteers to help during the spring months in 2017 (March-May specifically). If you have a desire to help in this way and can commit to a month or longer (live-in), please contact Becca Shook for more info.

Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
Kenzli had checkups in Tianjin this month. Steven returned to us from the hospital doing better.
News from our Henan Special Care Centers
Audrey, Bentley, Christian, Graham, and Titan were 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.com
b) From the UK:  Jennifer Drake, Surrey  china.drake@gmail.com
c) From Melbourne, Australia: Topsy D’Cruz  topsydcruz@gmail.comAddress: 18 Sassafras Dr, Lower Templestowe Victoria  3107, Australia
Phone: (03) 9850 4339     Mobile: 0400 585 379d) From Sydney, Australia: Susan Mukundan  susan_mukundan@hotmail.com
Phone:  (02) 9488 8101    Mobile:   0414 911 309

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