September 2017 Newsletter

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

Autumn is in the air and we are loving the cooler weather and clear skies here in Beijing. Our children are going out to play daily now that the temperatures are not so high and they are having a great time playing on the playground and going for walks with their nannies.

 
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Robin, Joyce and Katie were able to take a month away in Singapore and Australia, as they prepare Katie to begin university in Australia in just a few short months. Katie is the last of their children living at home, so soon the Hills will be true “empty nesters” and likely won’t know what to do with the calm and quiet in their home (although if it gets too quiet, all they have to do is walk a few steps to the foster home where noise and commotion abound!)

While in Singapore, our friend Gek organized a Cook for Hope event which raised 20,000 (SGD) and as an added bonus, the Hills got to enjoy some really nice food!


Cook-4-Hope Singapore

This month we welcomed two new volunteers who will be helping us with preschool. Julia, from the US, will be with us for 3 months and Joyce, also from the US will be with us for at least 6 months, possibly longer. We are very grateful for their willingness to come help us and teach our children.

 

As schools are back in session now, we are also happy to have students back from the International School of Beijing (ISB) each weekend to play with the children, as well as students from Dulwich College Beijing (DCB) who came to visit us during their CAS Project week and helped with some lawn care.

As always, our sincere thanks go out to all of you who support us each month in many different ways. We ask for your continued prayers for the work in China.

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it for I shall not pass this way again.Steven Grellet

This month:
8 new children were admitted into our care
5 children were adopted or reunited with birth family
15 children were hospitalized or had surgery
2 children passed awayPlease visit our Prayer Listthroughout the month for updates on prayer needs for our children
A Year of HOPE
One of our volunteers has recently put together a beautiful calendar for 2018. Each month is a picture created with our children’s hand prints and foot prints.
All proceeds from the sales of these calendars will be donated to New Hope.
If you’re interested in purchasing one (or more) of these beautiful calendars, please email Stephanie no later than Oct. 20th
NewHopeFundraisers
@gmail.com

Baby News and Movements from Beijing’s Hope Healing Home
Kenzli had checkups in Tianjin this month. AceLoraineSisa, and Stephen arrived in Beijing from our other Care Centers this month. We are glad for them to join in on our fun here! Addie returned to MBHOH for continuity of care. McKinley had to return to his CWI to prepare for his upcoming adoption. We are very happy that Charlotte and Kale were adopted this month! Shay was reunited with his birth family, and we have heard thatThomas-Yuri was adopted recently!
 
 

News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers

This month we needed to decrease the number of beds in Nanyang by 6
and in Zhengzhou by 12.Hong Kong MedArt team visited our Care Center in Zhengzhou and helped to improve local cooperation at the Henan Provincial People’s Hospital. They met with the hospital administration, provided needed treatment, and deepened important relationships to help get the best care for our children.
Dr. Ngan of MedArt with Dr. Zhai
We are so pleased that Thaddeus was adopted this month!
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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