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

Timothy Wen Hui Risley

It is with great sadness that we write about the sudden passing of Timothy Risley, beloved son of John and Sarah Risley, brother to 12 siblings, including Esther (known as “Gwen” at New Hope) and Gabriel (also cared for at New Hope) and friend to many.

You may remember Timothy as “Joshua,” whom we had the privilege of caring for at New Hope for 2 years. He was adopted into the Risley family last December and passed away this month from complications during heart surgery. He had a contagious smile and was greatly loved by all who knew him, safe now in the arms of his Heavenly Father.
 
 Timothy (bottom left) with his family

This month we welcome volunteer Britney Ladd. She has been a great help with our preschool so far and is currently caring for baby Greyson in Hong Kong as he recovers from surgery.
 

Britney and Greyson in Hong Kong

We continue to have many groups and visitors to our home during the summer months. The Eden group from Singapore, a sister group of Pathlight, a school for autistic children, came to stay with us for a few days this month. Pathlight visits us annually and it was a pleasure to meet and host the students from Eden School and their caregivers. As is customary by the Pathlight group, the Eden students performed a show for our children on their last day and handed out gifts and snacks at the end of their performance.
 
It was also a pleasure to host members from Beijing’s Oasis Church. We had a poolside barbecue and a swim in our pool. We also had a bouncy castle, which the children enjoyed very much.
 
 
With the increasingly warm weather this month, our preschoolers have begun swimming in the afternoons and are enjoying the pool very much.
 

In addition to swimming, some of our older preschoolers have also begun a music class taught by our volunteer Ellen. As with most kids their age, our children love to sing, dance, and make noise! Although Ellen is currently in Hong Kong caring for a baby, the kids are anxious to have her back to enjoy music class again.
 
 

Quote: "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23:6
 
Joyce
Dr. M J Hill MBBS. FRACGP. AM.
Director/ Founder
News of Hospitalizations and Surgeries
 
Aethan was admitted in Zhengzhou.  He needed to be sent to Luoyang urgently for surgery and hospitalization and has survived so far.  Please pray for him.  Audrey needed inpatient treatment at a local hospital.  Brice was discharged from the hospital.  He did well for weeks but then needed inpatient treatment again.  Caden and Chaulteax had complex surgery at the Luoyang Women and Children’s Hospital with Dr. Zhai.  Garrick needed a hospitalization, but returned doing well.  Isaiah and Jared went to Hangzhou for expert cardiac evaluation and returned doing well.  Joe, Nura, Paul, and Sarah were able to go to a local Beijing hospital for extensive eye exams.  Keehn and Tracer were able to go to Hangzhou for heart surgery evaluation.  Laila was admitted in Luoyang then later needed inpatient treatment.
 

Aethan 
 
News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption
 
We are pleased to report that Braxton, Celeste, Cerina, Chilton, Hamilton, and Shiro were adopted.  Laymon was discharged to his orphanage with anticipation of adoption.  We were also pleased to learn that Micah was adopted.
 
 
News from Hope Healing Home in Beijing
 
Nathanael was called back to return to his orphanage.  Jessica-Hope, Phillip, and Rylynn arrived from Maria’s Big House of Hope.
 
News from the four 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 was admitted.  Millie-Shirley arrived from Maria’s Big House of Hope.  We were sad to say goodbye to Victor.  He sadly passed away in our care.
 
2. Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, a Show Hope Special Care Center
 
Adelaide, Beau, Ellie, Lanie, Nadine, Pearl, Phillip, and Robert were admitted.  Raleigh was transferred from the Zhengzhou Special Care Center.  Keehn arrived from Jiaozuo Special Care Center.  Emma and Lorenz-Lincoln arrived from the Beijing Hope Healing Home.  We were sad to see Samson needing to return to his orphanage.  Annabelle peacefully passed away in our care.
 
3. Xinyang Show Hope Special Care Center
 
There were no major changes for the children in Xinyang this month.
 
4. Zhengzhou Show Hope Special Care Center
 
Lark and Raeanne were admitted.
 
Thanks and Needs

We again would like to thank all of our supporters for helping us continue our work here in China.

A special thanks goes to ANZA Beijing for their support by covering the cost of 3 months of expensive medication for Kenzli, of our babies here in Beijing. Also, we would like to say a special thank you to all of our friends in Hong Kong for all that you are doing to help us get on a firmer financial footing so that we can get Beijing back to full capacity again.

This month we had to do some needed maintenance on our roof in our Beijing home. The cost to replace all the waterproofing was US $3,000.

We need a total of US $100,000 for general running costs each month if we have 54 babies here; at the moment there are 31 babies and we would love to be able to care for more.
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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