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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Li Qin

This is Li Qin, one of Alice's students who is holding up her tuition gift envelope. You can see part of her school in the background. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 21, 2005

Blessing Hands

Good news. As of November 21, 2005 sponsors have been found for all but 15 of the original children whose names were given to me in August. I am starting to get pictures and thank you letters back now. I will pass some of the letters on to supporters as soon as I can get them downloaded. I am having trouble accessing the page where Mrs. Wei has posted them on the net.

I hope to go back to Yangshuo in March, 2006 to dedicate 100 wheelchairs that Morehead Sister Cities has given to Yangshuo. We are still raising the money for the wheelchairs at $60 a chair. I trust that they will be paid for by March. I hope I will get to visit the schools while I am there and get to see the children in their classrooms. Is anyone interested in going with me? Just let me know.

Betty Cutts

Monday, November 14, 2005

These thank you letters came from one primary school in Yangshuo County. The first is from the teacher.

Blessing Hands,
Thank you very much for your enthusiastic help for our students. Your offer will provide them a good opportunity to joy school. They are really lucky.

Shall I introduce something about our school, which is located at the foot of a small hill. There are less than a hundred students and eight teachers in our school. Though the school campus is very narrow the students love the school life very much. All the student are come from the countryside. Their families are not so rich. The boys and girls are really innocent and lovely. We hope (Continued below) Posted by Picasa
There are more and more people care about them. As a teacher of course we have to try our best to teach them well. Let them have a good future.

Let's hand in hand the children all across the land have a peaceful life far away from famine. far away from poor.

Bai Sha

Cha Hua Qiao Primary School Posted by Picasa
Blessing Hands,

Thank you very much for your help. I'm so lucky and happy to receive your letter. I must study hard and learn more things.

There are only two people in my family, my grandma and I. My father died years ago. My mother left us alone. So my family is very poor.

Gan Shuifeng

Cha Hua Qiao Primary School Posted by Picasa

Blessing Hands,

I'm a primary school student. I'm 11 year old. I was born in a small villiage. my family is very poor. thank you for your help. You are so kind to help us. My family and I feel warmly. Best wishes for you. I'll study well.

Mo Huorong

Cha Hua Qiao Primary School Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Alice Fen

This letter came recently from my assistant teacher last summer. I was glad to get her news about the children receiving their tuition and of course added the child Huang Raoming to our Blessing Hands list. I also sent her some pictures to share with the children. It is so rewarding to know that these children are being helped. What a difference it will make in their lives. I only edited Alice's letter a little, so what you read is hers.

Dear Betty,

How are you going? It is long times that you went home. I miss you very much. Ha ha ~~maybe I should introduce myself at first. I am Alice, who is from Yangshuo Guilin China. We met each other at this summer holiday; do you still remember the English Summer Camp for teacher? aha hhha ~~ you've got it, yeah?
I miss the days we spent together. They were the happiest day I’ve got this summer. I still remember your big smile; it is so clearly in my mind.
My students are very lucky that they can get your help. It is very nice of you. One of them, whose name is LI XING, told to me "Alice, I want to see the photo of the warm heart." but I just said sorry to her, because I missed the photo we took together.

There are 10 children got your help. But, at last, I must say "sorry" to you, I miss the one, who really needs your help. His name is HUANG RAOMING. Now maybe, Ms. Wei talk to you about him. He is 11 years old and in Grade 4. He is a very naught boy, sometimes I am very angry with him. His parents divided for a long time; I don't know the correct time. He lives with his grandma (his mum's mum).

Thank you so much, Betty. Wish you happy everyday. Don’ t forget I am Alice.