This is the first of future informational e-mails we will be sending out to bring our Home of Hope family, supporters and 'children sponsors' up to date on the current events and needs.
Our intentions are to produce these periodicals on a monthly basis as a condensed version of our web site updates for those who don't have the time to visit the web site on a regular basis.
We hope this is beneficial to you and offer it as a token of our deepest appreciation for your love and support for the Home of Hope children.
A little history:
As many of you know, during the Chinese New Years, the police brought us a newborn, abandoned baby.
to our having a reduced staff during this time (many of our children
with distant relatives or good friends like to return to their villages
to visit for a few days) Shan and I brought "Jonah" Xiong Ke to our
house and we cared for him until the staff returned.
time after the children and staff returned, Jonah came down with a high
fever and was admitted into the hospital. He was in the hospital for
about two weeks with Septicemia.
Jonah Today - Six Weeks Old:
has been some time since we had such a small baby in our nursery. With
some of the previous Nursery Nannies having either changed jobs (two
moved to the kitchen) or having left the Home of Hope, it was almost as
if this was a completely new type situation in the nursery.
had to re-write the nursery procedures, make new feeding charts and
list all the various things demanded by new borns which the "now getting
older" nursery babies don't require any longer.
returned from the hospital and even while he was in the hospital, he developed a slight problem with choking which keeps
everyone on their toes. The doctors say he will grow out of it as time
passes, which we pray will happen soon. He is so tiny (though chubby)
and seeing a little one choke at all is a really frightening experience.It has been nip and tuck for awhile with this little guy, but he
is now back in the Nursery and so far is doing good. We request your
prayers on the behalf of little Jonah.Needs:
currently are in dire need of sponsors for forty-four of our children.
If you feel you would be interested in helping in this way (either
partially or the full amount for a child) please check out our 'Sponsor A Child'
You can also make a single or repeat donation by either using PayPal or your credit or debit card on our secure Make a Donation
We so appreciate all of you who are stepping up right now to "fill the gap" that has developed with the downturn in the economy. That situation, coupled with the major inflation that has hit us here in China, has made it necessary for this type of appeal.
Thank You so much with a grateful heart.