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

Summer has quickly come to an end and we are welcoming cooler days and nights here in Beijing. The kids are all enjoying getting to be outside in the cool weather and going for walks in the village with their nannies.

This month we had a Show Hope Vision Team visit some of our Special Care Units in Henan as well as New Hope in Beijing. Steven and Mary Beth Chapman stayed in our home for a night and we got to meet the rest of the team when they came for an afternoon visit.
 

Gina Wey, the wonderful lady who helps us with our babies with PKU and her son Miller also visited us this month and it was great to see them. We are so thankful for her help with children like Ashley who have need of complex dietary plans.
 

Gina & Ashley

Student groups are visiting and volunteering once again now that school is back in session. We have weekly groups from ISB (International School of Beijing), we had a CAS group from Dulwich College Beijing and also a visit from students from Coomera Anglican College in Australia.

This month we welcomed new volunteer Zofia from Australia and welcomed Sarah back from Hong Kong after caring for baby Ashby. He was able to be discharged from the hospital and is currently under the care of a host family there for continued observation by the MedArt team of doctors. We’d also like to welcome Pam Tseng to our New Hope family. Her daughter Kimberly works in our Henan units and Pam has graciously volunteered to come care for baby Alfonso in Hong Kong while he is undergoing surgery.

        
Sarah & Zofia                      Pam & Alfonso

Quote: Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
- Helen Keller

Joyce
Dr. M J Hill MBBS. FRACGP. AM.
Director/ Founder


 
Joyce has recently completed a book she has been writing, The Obedient Daughter. It is available for purchase at Amazon.com. The book tells Joyce’s life story, which has been a difficult and hard road. It is a story of how God can take an obedient daughter and through her obedience do amazing things.
If you would like to purchase a copy, please click on image above.   
News of Hospitalizations and Surgeries
 
Alfonso was able to Hong Kong for complex surgery with MedArt.  Chaulteax needed surgery at a local hospital.  Garrick needed to be hospitalized.  Jessica-Hope had surgery again.  She returned to us doing well.  Lanie returned from the hospital doing well, but unfortunately worsened again and needed to go back to the hospital.  Lemuel needed inpatient care at a local hospital.  Leon was admitted to us then needed urgent hospitalization.  Sloane was sent for heart surgery.  Toby was hospitalized briefly to prepare for upcoming surgery.  Tresne was admitted then also needed urgent hospitalization.  Ynez needed to be hospitalized.
 
 
News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption

Amelie, Leah, Michael, Samantha, and Xenith left us for adoption!
We were thrilled to hear that 3 of our prior children, Cedric, Quade, and David have also been adopted this month.  Cedric and Quade were adopted into the same family. David needed to leave our care more than 8 years ago yet amazingly one of the nannies recognized him when he came this month to Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang for a visit with his new family.
 
    
 

News from Hope Healing Home in Beijing

HK Peng and HX Bin were admitted.  Arranged by his orphanage, Sawyer returned from the hospital then quickly went back to his orphanage to be reunited with his birth family.

 
News from the five Special Care Centers in Henan Province
These centers provide humane and loving medical and hospice care for infants and young children with a range of congenital defects who many times are unlikely to survive under normal circumstances.  Those who survive are great blessings.
 
1. Jiaozuo Show Hope Special Care Center

Darrel peacefully passed away.
 
2. Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, a Show Hope Special Care Center

Howard and Sable were admitted.  Diego peacefully passed away.
 
3. Nanyang Show Hope Special Care Center

Arien, Conner, Dan, Ivy, and Lilyana were admitted.  Nila peacefully passed away.
 
4. Xinyang Show Hope Special Care Center

Siam was admitted.
 
5. Zhengzhou Show Hope Special Care Center

Cambria, Johanna, Lily-Grace, Lily-Kate, Lily-Klaire, and Omar were admitted.  Coco sadly passed away.
 
Thanks and Needs

This month we would like to say a very special thank you to the Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation in Hong Kong for their very generous donation to help with the running costs in Beijing. This has made it possible for us to reemploy many of the nannies we had to lay off earlier in the year and have a full house again in Beijing (54 babies).
 
We do still need support to cover medical costs of the babies we care for and we covet your prayers and thoughts as we continue this work in China.
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Travelers 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