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

We’d like to begin by wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that 2015 is over already.  2015 has been a year full of many challenges in our ministry, but also a year full of continued evidence of God’s faithfulness and provision. It was early in 2015 that we had to make the very difficult decision to downsize at our Beijing center and let many of our nannies go. We are so thankful that as we begin a new year, we’ve been able to return to full capacity and hire most of the nannies back. This is just one of the many evidences of God’s provision over us this year.
 
We’ve been privileged to be able to offer care to 168 new children in 2015 and have seen 99 children adopted into loving homes. We’ve also been able, with the help of numerous caring doctors and hospitals, to provide surgeries and necessary hospitalizations 215 times this year. And let us not forget the children whom we’ve had the privilege to care for, if only for a brief time, who have left us and gone to our Father in heaven. Although their bodies here on earth may have been fragile and weak, we believe and rejoice that they now reside with Him with perfect heavenly bodies, no longer bound by sickness.
 
I am really happy to announce that Robin has been awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queens New Year’s Honour’s list for the work that we do in China. This award will be presented at Buckingham Palace sometime during 2016.
 
 
In December we welcomed a group from MedArt led by Dr. John Ngan who performed a Christmas concert for our children. The children had a wonderful time and enjoyed getting to play along with their own musical instruments. We are very grateful for the MedArt team and the many ways in which they help us provide care for our babies.
 


 
   
    

During the month of January I will be in Malaysia to be with my daughter Amber. She and her husband Marcio have just welcomed their first child, Joshua, who was born the morning of January 2nd, just a few days after I arrived.  Joshua weighed 3.2 kg. at birth and both mom and baby are doing well.
 
 
As we enter 2016 we look forward with anticipation to see what things God has in store for this ministry. We are hopeful and thankful for your continued support and know that we could not do what we do without the help of so many.
 
Quote: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you are.”
Joshua 1:19

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

Alexander, Shayla, and Titan were fortunate to be able to go to Hangzhou for surgery.  Dusty was admitted then sent quickly to surgery in Shandong Province.  Henley needed to be hospitalized but sadly did not make it and passed away in the hospital.  Leaf went to Hong Kong for a hearing assessment and fitting of a special type of hearing aid.  McKinnley was hospitalized.  He unfortunately continued to worsen and passed away.  Nieson needed inpatient treatment and returned doing much better.  Seraphina was hospitalized in Shanghai and returned without surgery.
 

News of Confirmed Adoptions and Our Hopes for Adoption

Andrew-Gad, Bryant, Clay, Hanani, Jade, Liam, Marcus, Slade, Stella-Yasmine, Tara were adopted this month.  We heard that Sophie Joy was recently adopted.  What an amazing joy it is to see these children go to families!
 
       
 
 
News from Hope Healing Home in Beijing

Violet and XS Huan were admitted.  Ashby, Carson and Stacy returned from Hong Kong doing well.  Amos, Asher, Jessica-Hope, Leaf, Milla, and Steven arrived from our other locations.
 

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 conditions who many times are unlikely to survive under normal circumstances.  Those who survive are great blessings.
 
1. Jiaozuo Show Hope Special Care Center

Aleah was admitted then sadly later passed away in Luoyang.  Zahara returned from Zhengzhou.  Macy passed away.  She was loved and cared for.
 
2. Maria’s Big House of Hope in Luoyang, a Show Hope Special Care Center (currently in temporary residence)

Arlo was admitted.  Solomon and Yaffa sadly passed away.
 
3. Nanyang Show Hope Special Care Center

Aisha was admitted then later passed peacefully away.  Phillip returned from Beijing.  Ivy, Jedi, and Nina also passed away.
 
4. Xinyang Show Hope Special Care Center

Christy and Winsome were admitted.
 
5. Zhengzhou Show Hope Special Care Center

Giftson, Henley, and Snowden were admitted.  Beatrix, Eara, and Tobias returned from Suzhou.  Lily-Grace returned from surgery doing well.  Lily-Klaire and Yulia sadly did not make it and peacefully passed away.
Thanks and Needs

Thanks to Stephanie Irizarry who helped raise $2,000 for this winter’s heating through the recent t-shirt fundraiser. Thank you to Stephanie for organizing the fundraiser and thanks to all who purchased a t-shirt or sweatshirt!
 
We'd once again like to thank Ka Yan and her small group from BICF (Beijing International Christian Fellowship) for decorating our home for Christmas. Ka Yan and her group are so faithful to come each year, decorate our home and share lots of Christmas cheer with our children and staff.
 
We really want to thank everyone who has supported us this year. As we mentioned above, this year has been a roller coaster ride financially, but God has provided through your generous donations. As we move into 2016 we do still need support for our Beijing unit. We are back to a full house, for which we are very grateful, but along with that our costs have also risen.
 
We have recently sent 3 babies for heart surgery, so we are expecting some large medical bills during the month of January. Each surgery will cost US $10,000-15,000. If you would like to help support these costs please contact me for more details on the babies robinathope@outlook.com
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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