What you did on their summer vacation

I think you’ll love these photos from the awesome SUMMER CAMP experience that friends of New Thing made possible for some very special kids in Belarus!
(Widen your browser to enjoy the photos fully.)
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
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3 pieces of good news!…

IMG_5782GOOD NEWS TIMES 3:
1. I’m happy to report that a total of 19 households responded (1 of them twice) to the need of the children, parents, and workers at Volozhin hospital.
We have made the goal!
We’re going to be able to install a new shower and provide cribs, mattresses, high chairs, and dining room tables and chairs for the smallest children and their families.
Cause for celebration!
2. At the same time, we got incredible news from Belarus:
Longstanding restrictions on foreigners entering the country have been dramatically relaxed:
We can now visit Belarus without a visa for as long as 30 days!
After what we (and The Great Kozovaya) have gone through over the years to secure entrance visas for us and for American visitors, this is truly incredible.
3. At the same time, the president of Belarus has issued a new directive to his government to cooperate as fully as possible with groups providing humanitarian aid to Belarus.
This turnaround is absolutely fabulous.
We may now be able to help more people in need, more efficiently and effectively, than ever before — maybe more than we ever imagined!
So I thank you for journeying with us, and I warmly invite you to continue supporting this work of compassion in the former USSR.
(It would be awesome if you could make a monthly pledge of any amount. Click here for an easy way to do it.)
It’s beautiful to see how far your generosity goes in the lives of orphans, abused children, the sick, the disabled, the homeless, the elderly, and others in need!
Much love,
Doug Brendel