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To Comfort always, to Relieve often, to Save sometimes   
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Dear Friends and Supporters,
 
As we write Robin, Joyce and Katie are on holiday in the UK. As most of you know, Robin has recently been awarded the MBE Award, which was presented to him at Buckingham Palace on June 22nd. In addition to receiving this great award, they are taking some time to visit friends and relatives and have even been able to go on a sailing trip, a hobby which Robin has loved for many, many years.
 
There was a wonderful article written about Robin and Joyce in the South China Morning Post: http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/families/article/1978406/british-honour-recognises-work-couple-whove-helped-thousands
 
 
 
Here in Beijing, June began with a Children’s Day celebration. This is a Chinese holiday in which children around the country are celebrated. We had some local visitors who showered the children with gifts and some wonderful sweet treats! It was very touching that on this day when children are celebrated, there were so many people who thought of our children and came out to visit them.
 
June has also brought with it hotter weather, which means the children have finally been able to take part in swimming! Most are ecstatic when Tuesdays and Thursdays come around and they get to swim with volunteers and classmates. A big thanks to all who donated rash guards/swim shirts for our children to use this summer!
 
 
We have 3 great volunteers helping us this summer: David from Canada, Emma from the UK, and Ella from Ghana. We are very grateful for their help and for the way in which they enrich the children’s lives with their time, energy and presence.

 
In addition to our volunteers, summer usually brings groups from all over the world to visit our children. This month we welcomed a group of high school students, staff, and parents from Texas. This group spent the majority of their time playing with the children, but also helped us with multiple projects around the home including cleaning, painting, and gardening.

 
We know that the work we do would not be as enriching for the children without so many hands and hearts being a part of it with us, and for that we are very thankful!

With Love and Gratitude,

Robin, Joyce and the New Hope Staff
A Note from Joyce:
Rob and I are so proud to announce that our son Adam has been appointed “Japanese Cuisine Goodwill Ambassador” in Australia for his contribution to the promotion of Japanese food culture in Australia. This is the first time that this has been presented to a person outside of Japan. Adam, a lawyer, won the Australian MasterChef competition in 2010 and now writes cookbooks and is about to begin filming his fifth season of the popular television series, Destination Flavour.

Thank you to ISB students Kelly, Indie and Emma who came to our home 3 days in a row (in the heat) to complete the painting of our preschool playground fence. They did a fantastic job and left our preschool students with a wonderful addition to their playground!
 

One of our former volunteers, Chelsea, is running a fundraiser for New Hope through Usborne Books & More. Through this fundraiser you have the option of purchasing books for yourself (commission from sales will be donated to New Hope) and/or purchase books for the children at New Hope from a Wish List.

To view the catalog, please visit: https://d5748.myubam.com/

To view the New Hope Wish List, please visit:
https://d5748.myubam.com/wishlist/6ef7bc16-9706-4890-a87a-c5251cd340ad

If you are interested in attending a live online FaceBOOK party, please email Chelsea directly at: willowtreereaders@gmail.com

















 

"Joy is the most infallible sign of the presence of God"
- Leon Blog
 

This month we had:
10 admissions
4 deaths
12 hospitalizations and surgeries
5 adoptions

Would you like to be actively involved in praying for specific children in our care when needs such as surgeries and hospitalizations arise?
If so, click here for our Prayer List

 
Baby News and Movements from Hope Healing Home

Gaines was sent for inpatient testing then returned to us and was later adopted!  Kenzli was hospitalized for testing then returned to us doing well. Stacy returned from Hong Kong doing very well then later went for adoption! Violet went to Hong Kong for complex testing and surgery with MedArt.
 
 
Gaines                               Stacy
 
This month we were deeply saddened to have lost sweet Moses - Yadiel. He was hospitalized here in Beijing and sadly did not make it. Moses had been in our care since he was just a few days old, cared for at both our Beijing and Zhengzhou Care Centers. He passed away just a few months shy of his 4th birthday. Moses was a gentle, kind, shy and affectionate little boy who was loved dearly by his nannies and the many others who cared for and about him. He loved to be held and would sometimes crawl up in the laps of those he loved and kiss their cheeks. Although he was timid, he really began to flourish and "come out of his shell" during the last months of his life, often openly and excitedly welcoming visitors to his nursery and relishing new activities. He would walk confidently and excitedly into his preschool class each day, ready for the day's events (although he hated having his hands painted!) Moses' sweet and gentle smile will be greatly missed here in our Beijing home and by those who knew and loved him. Our hearts are heavy over our loss, but we are honored to have been a part of his life and to be able to remember and honor him in his passing.

In loving memory of Moses - Yadiel
 
We were very glad to be visited this month by the Wilkinson family who adopted "Victoria" (now Stella) 5 years ago. It is always such a joy to see kids return with their families!
 

News from our Henan Special Care Centers
 
News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption

Dante, Joy-Thornleigh (previously cared for at our Beijing unit), and Maisen were adopted this month!
 
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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