November 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

Fall is in full swing here and we’ve enjoyed the changing leaves and cooler weather. Our foreign staff enjoyed a lovely Thanksgiving together, complete with turkey and all the fixins’ and we’ll soon be decorating the home for the upcoming Christmas holiday. As you can see from the photos, the preschool children have enjoyed some time outside exploring leaves. They’ve been learning about colors and the changing leaves have provided them a great way to experience new colors as they’ve learned about them in class. For a peek into more fall leaf fun, please visit this link on our Facebook page.

This month we are really excited to introduce you to some new additions to the New Hope Foundation support staff. Stephen and JoAnna, from the USA, have joined us this month and will be with us for at least a year. JoAnna is a physical therapist and will be using her gifts and knowledge in this area with many of our children here in Beijing. Stephen will be helping us in many areas of administration including our website, organizing groups and volunteers and hospitality. We are so happy to have them here serving with us!

We are also very pleased to introduce Edie, a new volunteer from New Zealand. Edie will be with us until the end of December. She has been a great help in preschool and is currently in Hong Kong serving as a caretaker for Nigel, one of our children who will be having surgery there. Welcome Edie!

Another highlight this month was getting the opportunity to celebrate a very special day with one of our longest-running Chinese staff members, Linda, who serves as our Henan director. As many of you know Linda has been with us since the very early days and first began working with us as a nanny. In her many years of service at New Hope she has worked her way up to overseeing all of our Henan facilities. This month, her daughter Xiao Pei was married and many of our New Hope family had the opportunity to celebrate with their family.

We would like to say a special thank you this month to all of you that have supported us this month in so many different ways. Among those we’d like to thank are the students at UWCSEA and also the Tudor Foundation in Singapore. We also had a very generous donation this month from Exalted Holdings Ltd.

After 14 years at our Shunyi location, we have had to do some extensive renovations to the Beijing Home as we found many areas throughout the home that were in need of repair. As we begin the use of our new gas boiler this winter, we are needing to replace all windows at the front of the building to ensure that there are no leaks where the heating can escape. We have also had to do some major repairs to the staff bathroom areas. Lastly, due to some new fire regulations we have also unexpectedly had to replace the roofing over the kitchen and canteen area. If you would like to help with any of these renovation costs, please email Robin. Prices are listed below:

Windows  USD $4,375
Bathrooms  USD $2,656
Roofing  USD $6,250

With Love and Gratitude,
Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

“We are but servants on the battlefield;
the real soldier in the fight for all goodness and all love is God Himself”

– Gary Haugen

This month:

12 new children were admitted into our care
5 children were adopted
14 hospitalizations or surgeries
3 children passed away

Please visit our Prayer Listthroughout the month for updates on prayer needs for our children

2018 New Hope Calendars have arrived and are ready to ship, with artwork created with the handprints and footprints of the children at New Hope Foundation.
These make great gifts and all proceeds will benefit our children.
Cost is $20 (USD) plus shipping.

To order
please follow this link

For more info
please email Stephanie

  

Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
This month AvaJoKenzli and Olive were adopted!

Saralyn needed to go back to her orphanage to prepare for an upcoming adoption.Nigel arrived from Nanyang and was able to travel to Hong Kong for complex surgery with MedArt.

   
News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers
We are so pleased that Alaina and Lando were adopted this month!
 
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Travelers 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