One year ago tomorrow

While the nation focuses on the Inauguration tomorrow, I’ll be thinking about a different event. It was January 20th, 2020 ... exactly a...

Saluting you!

Congratulations from the government of Belarus! Our “Response of the Heart” team was officially launched as a Belarusian charity —...

Teach a man to fish

New Year’s greetings! When I visited the boarding school for children with mental disabilities, in Bogomol, last year, director Valery...

How you gained 368,000 pounds

Just a note, as this hard old year draws to a close, to thank you for the $234,866. That’s the value of the aid that our “Response of the...

What you give, what you get

I’ve come to think of Christmas presents like this: They’re given in two ways, and received in two ways. Giving? Maybe you give a gift...

Angels happen

Sometimes, an angel appears. I met a guy 20 years ago, and we became good friends. I’ll call him Rick. As soon as someone invented...

A Belarusian Christmas Story

True story. His name is Vyacheslav. He’s 56 years old. Born in Russia, he had a hard life. Lived for a time in Ukraine. Ended up in...

A different kind of Tuesday

They call it Giving Tuesday, but today, I’m calling it Thanking Tuesday. Because friends of New Thing have already given so beautifully...

A truly happy Thanksgiving!

Who says Belarusians don’t celebrate Thanksgiving? They’re rejoicing in Osipovichi today! A total of 21 generous friends stepped up to...

100 hours

The disabled kids at Osipovichi need meds, including vitamins to strengthen their immune systems, and basic medicine-cabinet supplies....