June 2018 Newsletter


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

It has been a challenging month for us here at New Hope Foundation, both financially and also as policies are changing for NGO’s here in China and laws are being enforced in ways that they haven’t been in the past. We are finding ourselves needing daily to seek God’s will and perspective, trusting that He sees the bigger picture when all we can often see is the present. Most of you received our appeal for funds earlier this month and we were sincerely touched and so encouraged by the many donations that came in when you, our friends, learned of our needs. God used you to help spur us on to continue this good work which He began.

We are grateful that Sisa is recovering from her liver transplant and is out of the Intensive Care Unit. In addition to Sisa’s recent transplant earlier in the month, we learned that another one of our babies, Lakambini, will also be requiring a liver transplant. When we got this news, we quickly learned that a liver was available immediately for her, which was truly wonderful and unexpected news; however, in a month when funds were already running low, we found ourselves trying to figure out where more funding might come from for her surgery. We were able to get the initial funds needed to secure the transplant and she is also recovering well and was able to be discharged quickly from the Intensive Care Unit. Both girls remain in the hospital indefinitely, so if you feel led to help with any of their hospital costs, please contact us directly and we can send you more info.

This month we were very glad to welcome the Dorris family from Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Charles and Rebecca have been long-time friends and supporters of New Hope. You may recognize her name from our website, as Rebecca is the volunteer who has organized humanitarian suitcases from the USA for many, many years. They are accompanied by their 3 teenage daughters (Zara, Zena and Zola) as well as a family friend, Lindsey Grace. They have spent this month teaching our preschool and helping with many projects around our home.

   

As many of you may know from previous summer newsletters, we have a swimming pool here and our children have the opportunity to swim during the summer months. This is definitely one of the biggest highlights of the summer and as you can see from these photos, the children are having a wonderful time. We look forward to sharing more summer fun photos in the months to come and if you haven’t already, check out our Facebook pagefor more!

We want to close this month’s letter with a very special and heartfelt farewell and thank you to one of our wonderful nurses, Heidi Doneda. Heidi has been with us since October 2009 and will be returning to the Philippines this month to be with her husband. We wish Heidi all the best and want to thank her for her love and service to our children.

In faith and hope,
Robin, Joyce, and the New Hope Staff

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson)
This month:
14 new children were admitted into our care
3 children were adopted
5 children were hospitalized or had surgeries
2 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

Jay and Perry were adopted! We sadly said goodbye to Joy and Wilbur who went back to their orphanage. Janus returned to his orphanage to prepare for adoption. AlabAnthony,GiftsonKevinLily-Kate, and Sage also left Beijing for further care in our Zhengzhou Special Care Center. We welcomed Jonathan and Rafael into the fun and love in Beijing.Lakambini was evaluated for liver transplant and was able to find a match.

   
Jay and Perry
News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers
Milla was adopted!

Milla