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That little girl of long ago...

Over the past 18 months, I've visited more than 80 Rotary Clubs all over New England, talking about New Thing and our support of the humanitarian “Response of the Heart” team in Belarus.

Everywhere I go, I talk about Alina, a little girl we first met nearly 25 years ago in a shelter for abused and abandoned children, in the town of Zhodino.

A couple years ago I posted her story, but this was before so many Rotary Club members joined our New Thing family.

So here it is again — including a couple video options (shorter and longer).

And I’m happy to report, Alina and her family are still doing well!

God bless all who have helped down through the years, contributing so beautifully to the lives of children like Alina.

Thanks for journeying with New Thing.

More adventures to come!

Much love,

Doug Brendel

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