July 2018 Newsletter


To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
July 2018
Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are reminded every day of God’s heart for orphan care and the preciousness of the kids He has created.  Each child is special and we cherish any opportunity we are given to ensure they receive the nurture and medical care they need.  The nature of the work here means much is out of our control, but we remain faithful in the mission with which we started.

We are thrilled to have Sisa and Lakambini back under our roof and doing well. Sisa’s life was saved in Tianjin in June when she received a liver transplant. Her liver had failed to the point of her needing constant hospital care in Tianjin. When a match was found for her liver, she was able to have the surgery right away. She is almost a year and a half old now and is back in our healing home for specialized care and close follow-up with the transplant team. We can not be thankful enough for the future and hope that she has been given.

Lakambini is just a little younger than Sisa and has the same liver condition. When a match was found for transplant, the medical team asked us to send her to Qingdao where the donor liver was. Now she is also back with us and is doing well so far.

 

Please pray for both Sisa and Lakambini as they recover from their surgeries and that there would be no complications. If you would like to contribute to the costs of their ongoing medications, please contact us directly and we can send you more info.

The Dorris family returned to Nashville this month after spending six weeks volunteering with us. Charles, Rebecca, and their three teenage daughters (Zara, Zena and Zola) have been long-time friends and vital supporters of New Hope. You may recognize Rebecca’s name from our website, as she is the volunteer who has organized humanitarian suitcases from the USA for many years. They have spent this month teaching preschool, helping with art time, and facilitating swimming activities.

The children continue to enjoy the swimming pool and playground when weather allows, but July saw an incredible amount of rainfall. Making the most of the rainy days, our physicial therapist, Jo Dickson, along with the help of the Dorris family, has been involving the ayis and children in creating some artwork for the care center’s walls. The children as well as the ayis enjoyed the creativity.

  

Most gratefully,
Robin, Joyce, and the New Hope Staff

“You cannot do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late.” 
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
This month:
14 new children were admitted into our care
16 children were adopted or discovered to have been adopted
children were hospitalized or had surgeries
No children passed away

Please visit our Prayer Listoften for updates on prayer needs for our children

Baby News and Movements from our Shunyi, Beijing Care Center
HeraklesJacobJanus, and Kevin were adopted!
(pictured below left to right, top to bottom)

Braden returned from complex testing and evaluation in Hong Kong by MedArt China Orphan Outreach. BeatrixDakilaMakisig, and Stephen went to our Special Care Center in Zhengzhou. Lakambini and Sisa both returned to us after liver transplant.

  
  
News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers
We heard that BrazzieCaden, and Risha were adopted previously! Ali-SimoneJarius,JoshuaOliviaRobbSavannahScarlet-SnowZahara, and Zelene were all adopted!
(pictured below left to right, top to bottom)
    
    
    
    
Travelers Needed
We are in need of travelers from the US 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:Rebecca Dorris, Tennessee
suitcasesoflove@gmail.com
Phone: (615) 403-1242