• Doug Brendel

Good news, and more good news!

A lovely way to usher in Thanksgiving week....

1) I'm delighted to report that 23 generous friends gave toward our Matching Challenge campaign.

We made the goal!

Every gift, up to the Challenge total, will now be matched dollar-for-dollar.


This means we'll be able to provide a full year's worth of medications and basic medicine-cabinet supplies for children with disabilities in the boarding school at Osipovichi, Belarus ... our annual New Thing Thanksgiving tradition.

Thanks so much to all who gave!

2) Meet Alexei.... He has something to be thankful for, too!


Our "Response of the Heart" team just delivered a special new bicycle to him.


Alexei, who lives in Molodechno, can't drive, but needs wheels to get to work.


Your generous support for New Thing enabled us to obtain this vehicle from an aid organization in Germany, and send a grateful Alexei on his way!


More adventures to come!

Thanks for journeying with us!


Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Much love,

Doug Brendel


(Photos by our beloved friend Oleg Yarovenko)



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