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  • Doug Brendel

Do you hear what I hear?

Christmas is the audio holiday.

  • Said the little lamb to the shepherd boy: “Do you hear what I hear?”

  • “Hark! The herald angels sing....”

  • “Silver bells ... hear them ring ... It’s Christmas time in the city.”

  • “Treetops glisten, and children listen, to hear sleigh bells in the snow.”

  • “Just hear those sleigh bells jingling, ring-ting-tinga-ling too....”

History tells us the Christchild grew up and said (7 times): “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” He brought good news. He didn’t want anyone to miss it. Not always so simple, though. Some children are hearing-impaired. Like the ones at the boarding school in Babruisk, Belarus.

But with help from New Thing’s generous friends, children can begin to hear. Susana is learning to say her own name. (Check out the 6-second video.) She hasn’t mastered the “s” sound yet, but she’s on her way. And as you’ll see ... she’s so proud of her progress! (You can see my original photo report from the boarding school here.) This Christmas, I salute every person who has shared good news with those who need it.

By giving to New Thing, and in a million other ways.

Thank you for not just hearing ... but for passing it along.

More adventures to come!

Thanks for journeying with us!

Much love,

Doug Brendel

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