Love matters, when your kid is in the hospital

Here are a few quick photos from a place where love,
from friends like you, is making a difference.
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

You’re family now!

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Super-fun photos from the “Children’s Village” for orphans …

Friends of New Thing provided “Life Starter Kits” for the graduates aging out …
Kristina visited this week to give them the news — and also to deliver an AWESOME SURPRISE.
I think you’ll smile!
I suggest you widen your browser to the max to enjoy the photos fully.
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

You’re invited


I hope you’re enjoying the photos from our adventures in the former USSR!
Now I’d like to put YOU in the picture.
Would you please make a tax-deductible donation, if you haven’t already, to help our work continue?

We’re helping a lot of folks (in Belarus, a place most Americans never pay any attention to):

  • abused and abandoned children
  • children in foster care
  • the homeless
  • the disabled
  • the elderly
  • hospital patients
But to keep going, we need the support of friends like you.
Please give whatever you can, online, right here.
If you prefer, mail a check to New Thing, 403 Linebrook Rd., Ipswich MA 01938.
If you want to give monthly, we’d love it.
You can do that online, right here.
Or arrange with your bank to send a donation automatically every month.
100% of your giving will go into Belarus.
We’re all-volunteer on the U.S. side.
Whatever you can do, I’ll be grateful.
But even more importantly, someone in Belarus — a child, a disabled person, a sick person, an old person —
Someone in need will realize, maybe for the first time ever, that they’re valuable, and God loves them.
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

Update on the orphans…

Igor, Roman, Naim, Valery, Galina, Maxim, Alexander, Daniel, Anastasia K., Anastasia M., and Natalia are hoping for the best.
We want to send off each of these graduating orphans with a “Life Starter Kit” — comforts of home that they won’t be able to take with them:
A blanket, a pillow, and bed linens, pots and pans, and if we can, an iron and a tea kettle.

(Here’s my full photo report on the orphans, from a few days ago.)

At this writing, 17 households have responded with generous gifts of support.
Would you also be able to help?

Your gift of $54.59 today provides a blanket, a pillow, and bed linens for one orphan.

Your gift of $91.69 today enables us to include pots and pans.

If we receive more than the total we need for all 11 orphans, we’ll include irons and tea kettles too.

If there’s still a surplus, we’ll give Life Starter Kits to 5 other orphans who aren’t aging out but will also be leaving the Children’s Village (switching schools, etc.).

God bless you for any gift of compassion you can give today!
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel