March 2018 Newsletter


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

We hope this letter finds you all well and welcoming signs of spring as we are here in Beijing. Just when we thought spring was on our doorstep, we were surprised this month to get our first and only snow fall of the season! Thankfully, it came and went quickly and as you can see from the photos, we are now enjoying warmer weather and time outside.

  
  

As we’ve welcomed spring this month, we’ve also welcomed a number of groups to our home. The month was kicked off with a group from SWEA (Swedish Women’s Association) who came and did a cooking activity with our children. Although only some of the older children were excited to participate and get their hands dirty, most were definitely excited to eat! The group also donated four play kitchens from IKEA to be placed in each of our nurseries.


  

We also hosted a group of 8th grade students from Hope International School here in Beijing. They spent 3 nights with us as part of their Enrichment week and along with many hours spent playing with the children, they also shared some performances and helped with some cleaning projects around the home.

Lastly, we hosted an overnight group from Georgia (USA) organized by Joshua Expeditions. Although their stay was brief, they helped us with some cleaning projects, office work and scrapbooks.

With joyous hearts,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff

“So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)

This month:
12 new children were admitted into our care
4 children were adopted or discovered to have been adopted
hospitalizations or surgeries were performed
2 children passed away
Please visit our Prayer Listoften for updates on prayer needs for our children

The much-awaited annual Cook-for-Hope event, organized by Love for Orphans in collaboration with Roundabout, will be happening on April 19th at the Green T. House in Beijing. We expect 200+ guests will be in attendance this year with 10 teams competing. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit baby Sisa who is currently in the hospital awaiting a liver transplant. Costs for her surgery are expected to be approximately $50,000 (USD). We are still looking for sponsors for this event as well as cash donations. Please contact Becca for more info.

Sisa
Baby News and Movements from our Shunyi, Beijing Care Center

Trace was adopted this month. We were also very pleased that Elizabeth-Stephanie was adopted this month!

Lily-Kate returned to us doing very well after surgery in Hong Kong. We were sad to say goodbye to AlesandriaPenelopeSimon, and Vita who left Beijing this month.

   
Trace & Elizabeth-Stephanie
News from our Henan and Nanjing Special Care Centers

Maria-Letizia was adopted, and we found out that Bereket was adopted this month!

   
Maria-Letizia & Bereket

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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