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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes   
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Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
The last few months have been a mixture of both good and not so good news. The good news is that so many of our babies have been going for adoption and also many babies have received much needed surgeries with the help of our MedArt and Mending Kids friends. Also because of the support from the Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation and many others, our Beijing Center’s financial situation is on a very firm base.
 
Our long-time partner in the work in Henan, Show Hope, continues to provide very significant support - all told they have made a commitment of almost $3M to assist in the work in Henan this upcoming year. And while full funding of all available beds has always been their goal, the size of our operations there now requires that we find additional financial help in order to maximize the number of beds we are able to fill and thus the number of children in Henan we can care for.
 
The not so good news is that over the next 12 months we have a shortfall of US$1,000,000 in the funding for the Special Care Centers in Henan (a reduction of 1/4 over previous year). This means that we need to reduce the number of babies in our care by around 80 babies in the next few months. Some of these babies will be adopted, some will pass away, but the majority will be returned to the Government Children’s Welfare Institutes (CWI). We are of course very sad that this has to happen but there is no way around this unless another donor comes along.
 
Our first step will be to reduce our Jiaozuo Special Care Center from 36 babies to 12. This will happen during the month of August. We will move babies to other units where space permits and 8 children who are able to cope will return to the Jiaozuo CWI. We are prayerfully asking for God to identify those individuals and donor organizations that can walk alongside New Hope and Show Hope in Henan to provide the optimum care possible. 
 
Since Joyce and I started in this work in 1999 we have seen God provide over and over again for what He wanted to do and we really believe that is still the case. We count you all as our friends and you have all been a part of this work; we feel that it is only right that we put this situation before you all.
 
With Love and Gratitude,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff


 
Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable and receives the impossible.
Corrie Ten Boom

We were glad to have a visit this month by a group from Lake Joondalup Baptist College in Australia (a portion of the group pictured above). They came with a bus load of students and teachers willing to work and loads of supplies for our babies!
This month we've welcomed new volunteers Brynn and Cassidy, college students from Canada. Brynn and Cassidy will be teaching our preschool classes during the month of August and helping with swim time, amongst other responsibilities. We are also glad to welcome back Andrew and Jo-anne from Australia. After a two-week visit in 2015, they've decided to return for a month to help in any way needed, including helping with the children's scrapbooks.
 

We are in need of long-term volunteers for this fall and winter (1 month minimum commitment required). If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with us, please email Becca Shook.
This month:
10 children were admitted into our care
3 children passed away
24 children were hospitalized or had surgery
5 children were adopted
1 child was reunited with their birth family
Baby News and Movements from Hope Healing Home

Violet returned from Hong Kong doing well. Giftson, Jay, Kamen, Lily-Kate, and Robb were transferred to Beijing from our Henan units. Kenzli needed to have inpatient treatment. Kiah and Ruthie were transferred from Beijing to MBHOH. 


News from our Henan Special Care Centers
 
The Mending Kids International (MKI) team came for their 5th time to help with complex and much-needed surgeries in Henan. They helped Alden, Alesandria, Caden, Christian, Douglas-Hayden, Giancarlo, Giftson, Justus, Killian, Lily-Kate, Maitland, Mavis, Oscar, Phoenix, Raines, Simone-Vicente, Toby, and Tresne. They were also able to check prior children Chaulteax, Dalton, Joshue, Kingston, Laurence, and Thomas-Yuri. They were able to do 17 surgeries and procedures during this year's trip. Since 2011, scores of children in our care have benefited from the work of the MKI teams. In addition to the impact they have had on our children, MKI surgeon Dr. Phil Frykman and his staff have provided countless hours of training to local surgeons and medical staff in Luoyang and beyond. We are very grateful for the impact this group is having on so many here in China, both inside and outside the immediate scope of our work.

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Frykman, taken from a summary of this year's mission:


"In short, the reputation our team has developed for serving “the least of these” with open hearts and excellent care has spread beyond the city of Luoyang to (the) Provincial Capital of Zhengzhou. This may not seem like much, until you consider that Zhengzhou is a major city with a population (of) over 10 million, (located) in Henan Province with a population of 100 million people…the most populous province in all of China! While it may not seem likely, I assure that our efforts are having an impact far beyond MBHOH and the individual children for which we care."

 


We were saddened to say goodbye to three children who passed away in our Henan units this month. Rodrigo was admitted in Zhengzhou then needed urgent hospitalization. Sadly, he did not make it. Aethan survived a year longer than any other child in our care has lived with the same conditions. He was a great fighter and had a sweet spirit. We are very sad to have lost him. Losing West was also a significant sorrow for us. He was very gentle and beat the odds for over two years. His smile is greatly missed.
 

News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption

Cambria, Cari, and Ifen were adopted! We heard that Barton and Emman were also adopted. They had previously been in our care. Kenneth was reunited with his birth family.

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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