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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes
Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
Happy New Year to you all! We hope that 2015 will bring you much joy and many blessings. Firstly, we would like to express our deepest gratitude to all of you who responded generously and immediately to our dire financial situation last month. We were at the point of making preparations to relocate some of the children and close down one of our baby rooms in Beijing (9 beds). This was a difficult decision to make as we didn’t want to reduce the number of beds that we so desperately need, and it also would have meant laying off 14 of our nannies. However, the very day that we were going to implement the changes, we found that due to your generous support we did not have carry this out. Praise God for all of you! Please continue your generous support if you are able as we have not yet made up for the short fall in income. One of our volunteers, Stephanie Hwang, has once more gifted us with her talents by making us a new video highlighting some of our on-going financial needs. You can see it at: New Hope Foundation, $4 Million a Year

This month we extend a warm welcome to our new nurses Chesca, Justin, and Meredith.  We are also very pleased that Heidi and Nina are back!  It is great to have each of them as an important part of taking care of these precious children.
 
Baby Kenzli was able to have a liver transplant here in China last month and so far she is doing very well as she recovers in our Beijing unit. Many of our children with Biliary Atresia desperately need to be adopted to families in a country where their ongoing medical needs can be met. Please let us know if you know anyone able and willing to adopt Kenzli or other children with this difficult medical condition. We try our best to save them here and do the best we can with the opportunities open to us, but it is not an ideal situation for the babies.
 

Baby Emee was taken to Hong Kong by Mrs. Shirley Hwang for surgery with the surgeons of Med Art. We were happy to hear that Emme's surgery was successful and we look forward to having them back as soon as she has recovered. We are grateful to Shirley for caring for Emee in her time of need.

 

Quote:
“I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” Psalm 91:2

Joyce
Dr. M J Hill MBBS. FRACGP. AM.
Director/ Founder
News of Hospitalizations and Surgeries

Aiken was sent to the hospital for inpatient treatment but sadly passed away.  Cannan and Jethro were sent to the hospital for surgery.  Christian-Grey was admitted to Maria’s Big House of Hope, and he needed surgery and inpatient treatment at the Luoyang Women and Children’s Hospital.  Danielle was sent for inpatient treatment and returned to us doing well.  Deidre returned from the hospital in Zhengzhou but soon needed to be sent back.  Donell was admitted in Zhengzhou and needed urgent heart surgery.  Easley, Layne, and Xyra went for heart surgery in Hangzhou.  Xyra returned without surgery to prepare for an upcoming adoption.  Eara and Siam went to Suzhou for neurosurgery.  Emee was able to go to Hong Kong for surgery with MedArt.  Garrick was sent for inpatient treatment and returned to us doing well.  Joseph was sent for heart surgery.  Kenzli recovered enough from her liver transplant to be discharged from the hospital, and she returned to us in Beijing.  Mariana was sent for inpatient treatment and surgery.  Nora was admitted in Luoyang and needed urgent hospitalization for heart surgery.  Nura needed to be sent for inpatient treatment at Oasis Hospital in Beijing.  She returned doing much better.  Paul went for eye surgery in Beijing.  Toby was admitted in Luoyang and needed urgent surgery. 
 
News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption

Fahlin, JT, Mary, Pierce-Cheyne, Rhys, and Tenley have been adopted or left us to prepare for an upcoming adoption.  We were very pleased to hear that Yeda has gone to her forever family and enjoyed a visit from Julia and her family.
 
   

News from Hope Healing Home in Beijing

HM Yan was admitted.  Elizabeth returned from heart surgery doing well. 
 
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

There were no movements in Jiaozuo this month.
 
2. Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, a Show Hope Special Care Center

Coco and Zach were admitted.  Tracer returned from cleft surgery.  Kingston and Ricky returned from gastrointestinal surgery.  Storm was transferred back to our Zhengzhou Special Care Unit.  Sweet Ida sadly passed away.
 
3. Xinyang Show Hope Special Care Center

Maeve was admitted but later peacefully passed away.
 
4. Zhengzhou Show Hope Special Care Center

Essie, Gaines, Haakon, and Marty were admitted.  Trace was admitted then later was transferred to MBHOH.  Gregory was admitted but later sadly passed away.  Ysmael was transferred from MBHOH.  Urijah returned to us from the local hospital.  Marceline, Niccolo, Walden, and Zeke returned to the orphanage at the CWI’s request.
Thanks and Needs

We are grateful to a Beijing YWAM group (Youth With A Mission) who have come several times this month to help with scrapbooks and afternoon preschool classes.


If you or a group you are involved in is interested in scrapbooking, please contact Rebecca Shook. We are always in need of groups and individuals to help with our childrens' scrapbooks.
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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 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: 615-371-5221   rsdorris@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