Good news for children with scoliosis!

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I’m delighted to report that New Thing has received $1,200 from the Special Grants Committee of First Church in Wenham, Massachusetts, toward purchase of new “bed desks” for children with scoliosis and bone problems at the boarding school in Molodzyechna, Belarus.

 
We’ve been at the school a couple times, and you may remember this photo report.
 
Thanks to First Church in Wenham, and thanks to all who so generously support our work of compassion in the former USSR.
 
Much love,
Doug Brendel

Cold out? Thank you for the heat!

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It’s cold outside, across most of the U.S. and Europe … but most of us have adequate heat in our homes.

The Trifinov family, caring for 11 children in the Belarusian foster system, had no way to keep the bitter winter cold out of their top-floor bedrooms.
 
But when Kristina visited them last month, she was able to place an order immediately for a portable heat pump.
We got a thank-you message from the family this week: They’re toasty warm!
 
If you’ve given to New Thing — anything from $20 to $5,020 — you had a part in this wonderful gift.
By supporting New Thing even when we’re not working on a special project, you make it possible for us to respond to immediate needs immediately.
 
So the Trifinov family’s thank-you is really for YOU!
 
Thanks for journeying with us!
Much love,
Doug Brendel