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Children exposed to tuberculosis in Belarus … but happy?

I think you’ll like these kids.
Check out a brief photo report from a 1,000-year-old town, here.
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Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

Thank you for the warm shoes!

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Boxes of heavy, warm winter footwear … for hundreds of the poor and homeless of Minsk!
Heartfelt thanks to all who give so faithfully to New Thing …
You made it possible for us to say “Yes” as soon as we received the call for help!
Thanks for journeying with us.
Much love,
Doug Brendel

Candy Cane Quiz!

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Candy canes: yummy or yucky?

The children of Uzda, Belarus, offer their answer here.
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Thanks for journeying with New Thing!
Much love,
Doug Brendel

When a child is hurting…

It’s a beautiful thing to see a child go from sad to happy.
That’s what’s happening at the hospital at Volozhin, in Belarus.
I believe these photos will warm your heart in this New Year!
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Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel
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I am brimming with pride and joy!
Generous friends of New Thing have FULLY FUNDED the children’s ward at Shumilina Hospital in Belarus!
Every child will have a new bed, a new visitor chair, and a new private nightstand cabinet!
Thank you so much to every dear soul who contributed.
And special thanks to the two friends who led the charge with the Matching Challenge, contributing two beds for every one bed donated.
I am so grateful!
I already sent word to “The Great Kozovaya” to give Head Doctor Constantin the good news about our Christmas present to the children of Shumilina, and her reply made me laugh out loud:
Dr. Constantine, he did not believe his ears! Even his bald head sweated with excitement! He asked to convey a big thanks to you and the sponsors for your help!
I think you’ll also smile when you see the children and workers at Rudensk, in a lively new photo report here.
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Thank you again … and merry Christmas!
Much love,
Doug Brendel