October 2016 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

This month, in big ways and small ways, we’ve been reminded that “it never hurts to ask.” Whether it is presenting a need to our Father through prayer or presenting a need to our faithful supporters, we’ve been very blessed to be the recipients of the kindness, thoughtfulness and generosity of many. It is in this spirit of asking that we give thanks this month and also present some current needs, in faith that God is already aware of these needs and able and willing to meet them, according to His kindness and love for His children.

Some of the many acts of kindness this month…

Earlier this month, Dr. Steve brought a request to our attention for some infant sleepers for our youngest babies. We put a simple request on our Facebook page and within 24 hours, we’d received replies from 15 people willing to help with this request!

We received an email from a kind friend, Collette, who after organizing a bake sale for New Hope raised $300!

A special thanks goes to Philip Morris for their generous donation towards the Beijing running costs this month.

While in Beijing for a conference, Emily, a doctor from Hong Kong, came to our home to share her artistic talents and painted a mural in our Bouncing Bunnies wing.

A group of volunteers from “Love for Orphans” has been coming to our home each Monday to read books with the children. In additon to their Monday visits, they also sent four of their volunteers to help with this month’s big birthday party.
 

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” – Matthew 7:7-8

We are looking for sponsors who are willing to cover the costs of needed vaccinations for our children. The cost per child is approx. $1,000 USD. This covers 3 doses of five vaccines recommended here in China.This month as the temperatures have dropped and we head into winter, we need to start heating again. We have purchased coal for our boiler which costs $12,000 USD. The amount of coal we purchased should last us through the winter. If you would like to help cover all or a part of this, it would be really helpful. We have also been doing some ongoing maintenance work in our Beijing home (painting and repairing some water damage caused by rain leaking through the roof). The cost of these repairs has been $2,500 USD. Again, any help towards these costs would be greatly appreciated.

We are still looking for donors to support the work in Henan Province in our Special Care Centers. We have decided to try and continue to care for as many babies as we can in these centers as we do have some promised support. Any additional funding will mean we can start to increase the number of babies taken into our care again.

If you feel led to help with any of the above costs, please email Robin.

On a personal note…

For many years Joyce and I have been personally supported financially from outside foster home funding to continue the work we are doing here in China. We really prefer this to stay the same, but the support that we usually receive has been reduced as of late. If you would be interested in supporting us personally, you can donate in the normal way, but indicate that this is for Joyce and Robin’s personal support. Can can also contact me directly if you have any questions.

We really appreciate all of our friends and supporters who have stood by us for so many years and have been a part of the work that God is doing here in China.

With Love and Gratitude,

The NHF Team

This month:

7 new children were admitted into our care
9 children were adopted
18 children were hospitalized or had surgery
3 children passed awayPlease note that last month we miscounted the admissions.  In all, this year’s third quarter admission total was 45.

With autumn upon us, we’ve been learning about apples this month in preschool.

Here’s a peek into some of the fun activities our preschoolers have been doing…


After reading Dr. Seuss’
Ten Apples Up on Top!
everyone wanted to try!

Herakles was determined to get two apples up on top!




Apple stamping

Little fingers working hard to make Apple Jack necklaces



Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
Kale became sick and needed to be hospitalized.  Thankfully, we’ve been able to send him to Hong Kong where he is receiving excellent care from the MedArt team.  Kenzli had checkups in Tianjin this month and has returned doing well. Steven has also needed to be hospitalized. We are so pleased to announce that Victoria was adopted this month! We were also pleased to hear that Isaiah and Kadenwere adopted; they were both cared for in our Beijing unit and then transferred to our Henan Centers for continuation of care.
News from our Henan Special Care Centers

Cupid, Deanna, Hughitt, Knox, Mason and Thunder were adopted this month!
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, 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.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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