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Friday, August 31, 2012

About Xie Tinglin


Xie Tinglin Only Lacks $430 On His Scholarship
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Morehead, Kentucky 40351
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Xie Tinglin
 
Xie Tinglin
Xie Tinglin
Xie Tinglin has resigned from his factory job to prepare to go to college on the 9th of September.
He earned 4.33 yuan ($.68) an hour, but 1200 yuan ($188) a month for a few summer months isn't enough to pay his tuition. $220 has been given toward his $650 scholarship, but that isn't enough to pay his tuition either. He needs $430 more at least.

He asked to be interviewed online, because he was working away from his school. He is determined to go to college. Because he is 21, I think he repeated his senior year last year in order to make a better college entrance score to enter an excellent school, Guangxi College of Finance and Economics. He will study personnel management. His national score is 532.
Xie Tinglin
Xie Tinglin Interviewed by Internet

All of our 15 students who applied for college scholarships this year now have scholarships except Xie Tinglin. Some of them had long-time sponsors and others were helped by sponsors who took new college students after their old ones graduated last spring. Some new sponsors also stepped forward.

We have helped 98 students go to college since 2006. Some are teachers, lawyers, game designers, and office workers.

Please help Xie pay his college tuition. His father is 72 and much too old to earn enough money to support him in college for 4 years. You can send a check to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY, 40351 or give by credit card at this link.

Sincerely,

Betty Cutts, Director of Blessing Hands
 
Great Water News 
East Oldham Middle School is Partnering with Blessing Hands for Water Purifiers

Dennis Mangum
Dennis Mangum
Kids at three Yangshuo Primary Schools will be able to have pure water by next fall. East Oldham Middle School in Kentucky is teaching their students service learning while providing water purifiers for many primary kids. The school's students will be raising money for three water purifiers. The Oldham County Education Department will send Dennis Mangum and other East Oldham Middle School staff members to Yangshuo to install them. They will bring the purifiers, tubing, connections and faucets but will have to buy stainless steel tanks and maybe a few other items locally. 

The school has been doing these service projects in Haiti for a few years, but now they are heading to our part of China. I met with them and saw their lovely modern school. They are really teaching their students a lesson they will never forget and making a lasting impression on schools and students both here and abroad. 

East Oldham students will be studying about China all year in various classes and maybe sending letters or paintings to the school. I gave them many Chinese cultural items that they can use in their classes this year. We gave them photos taken by our Blessing Hands students for an art show. The Oldham students will be able to get a very good idea of what Yangshuo looks like from those pictures. 

Each system will cost approximately $1,500 installed. You can see movies of the three schools at these youtube links below. 

Maybe your school would like to participate in such a service learning project or raise money for a water purifier in the Buyi area of Guizhou Province. Yaya Luo, our Buyi administrator, wants  those minority schools to have pure water too. 

Zhongnan Primary School
Zhongnan Primary School
 
Fuli Dutou Primary School
Fuli Dutou Primary School
Xiling Primary School Water System
Xiling Primary School
 
Fuli Dutou Primary School
Fuli Dutou Primary School Needs a water purifier
East Oldham Middle School
East Oldham Middle School
Zhongnan Primary School
Zhongnan Primary School
Xiling Primary School
Xiling Primary School
Blessing Hands is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity that seeks to help people help themselves and others. We give educational aid to students in China and help schools with special projects like libraries and water purification. 946 students have gone through our programs in Yangshuo, Du'an, An Long, and Qinzhou in the last 7 years as of fall 2012.  We have helped 98 students with university scholarships within China.  Your gifts are tax deductible within the USA. 
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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Good News About Wei Senbao



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Wei Senbao
Good news about Wei Senbao
Wei Senbao
Wei Senbao


A doctor has been found who specializes in the condition that WeiSenbao has had from birth.

This link will show you more about No 9 Hospital in Shanghai whereWei can be treated.


One of our board member's 18 year old daughter, Christina Zhang, has started a campaign to raise the money needed for his medical treatment, transportation, and stay in Shanghai. Mandy Ma, our administrator in Du'an, can travel with him and his mother for his treatment. We are still estimating the expense, but we know it will be much more than the $3,134 we have in a savings account for him. Please give so this little boy have a better quality of life.

Below is a letter from Dr. Ke describing his condition.

It seems it is a cystic lymphangioma, a malformations of the lymphatic system, which is the network of vessels responsible for returning excess fluid from tissues to the venous system. The direct cause of lymphangioma is a blockage of the lymphatic system as a fetus develops, although symptoms may not become visible until after the baby is born.

The prognosis for lymphangioma is generally very good. Surgical removal of the tumor is the typical treatment provided, with the understanding that additional removal procedures will most likely be required as the lymphangioma grows. Most patients need at least two procedures done for the removal process to be achieved.       
We expect a happy ending to Wei's story. We will keep you informed.

Recent movie of Wei Senbao is below.
Wei Senbao 2012
Wei Senbao 2012
Blessing Hands Scholarships
Scholarships Needed for Worthy Students

 Xie Tinglin Worked in a Factory for the Summer
Xie Tinglin
Xie Tinglin
 
Xie Tinglin is a student who interviewed by Internet, because he is working away from home. He is working in a factory to earn money for college.  We think he must be trying very hard to help himself.
 
Each month he works 10 hours a day for 30 days making Christmas decorations for the Western market. He gets 4.33 yuan ($.68) an hour. 1200 yuan ($188) a month is his salary. That is why those decorations are so cheap. 
 
His tuition at Guangxi University of Finance and Economics is 3600 yuan ($565). He has succeeded in getting admitted, and we would like to see him have a $650 scholarship to attend. He will be studying employment management. His scholarship essay is below.
 
Xie Tinglin
Xie Tinglin interveiwed online
My name is Xie Tinglin. I am a 21 year old boy who just graduated for Xinzhou High School in Lingshan County of Qinzhou Prefecture in the Guangxi Province of China. I am a child of a poor family because my parents are farmers. My father is 72 years old now, and he always gets sick because of hard work. He wants to go to the doctor, but it cost much money, so he can't.

The income of my family is low, so I didn't have the money to pay for my study in my high school years. Thanks to Blessing Hands' help, I was able to finish my study and now I am applying for a college scholarship. I want to go to the Guangxi University of Finance and Economics. I know I can find a good job easily if I study hard. It cost much more money for college, so I also need your help. Thank you very much if you can give me a hand.

Someday I hope I can find a good job and make money to support my parents who I love. Of course what is most important is to pay back my favor by helping other people who need help and express love without expecting any return like Blessing Hands does.

Thank you,
Xie Tinglin
 
He and his teacher made a short video that is only one second. He is from a rural school. 
Xie Tinglin has sent a video to apply for a scholarship.
Xie Tinglin has sent a video to apply for a scholarship.

Huang Juanxia Has Received $675 Toward her Scholarship
Huang Juanxia
Huang Juanxia

$675 has been received for Juanxia. She will be able to start college on the 7th of September with confidence. 


Water Purification
We have great news about a new water purification project for Yangshuo, but that will have to wait for another newsletter.

Thanks for all your support and care for our Chinese students.

Blessings,

Betty Cutts, Director of Blessing Hands

Friday, August 17, 2012

China Report

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Friendship Summer Camp 
First Friendship Camp was Great Sucess
Summer Campers with Betty Cutts
Summer Campers with Betty Cutts
        The combination of fun and service that was the summer Friendship Camp in Yangshuo was outstanding. The scene that I remember the most was the American and Chinese campers dancing for the elderly at an old folks home. The government sent trolleys to pick us up to visit with seniors. The kids sang with them, showed them the dances they had learned and helped them do art.
Trolley
Trolley Trip

Dancing
Dancing for Elderly









 
 
 
We had a great group of twenty-six American teachers and Chinese translators and counselors. There were 12 US campers and about 36 Blessing Hands kids.  We owe a big thank you to the Yangshuo Education Department, Yangshuo County Government, Blessing Hands sponsors, and Sister Cities of Morehead for supporting the camp. American kids learned calligraphy and Tai ji while Chinese kids enjoyed American games and crafts. 
Callifraphy
Calligraphy 
Bead Crafts
Bead Crafts

College Scholarship Interviews: Huang Juanxia 

Each summer trip, we interview Blessing Hands students who want to go to college. We are featuring Huang Juanxia as an outstanding student. You can read her own words below.
Huang Juanxia Needs a Scholarship to College to Study International Economics
Huang Juanxia Needs a Scholarship to College to Study International Economics
My Dream 

 I am about to enter Guangxi College of Finance and Economics but my family can't afford the tuition. I wonder if you can help me. My family has three children who need school expenses. I am from a poor country village, so I know I must study hard to go to college.  Going to college is the best way for someone like me who comes from a poor family to change my life, my family's life, and make others have a happy life.  My older brother attends the third grade at college and my little brother attends the fifth grade of primary school.

When I was 10, my father died of cancer in 2004. My dad treated his cancer for many years before he died, so we are in big debt for his medical treatment. We live in the countryside and are a poor family. All income is just from my mother's farm work. These years my mother is suffering from lumbar herniation due to fatigue.

So I hope you can help me get my college degree. I will study hard and do some things to help others in my free time.

Blessing Hands'  purpose is "To give our love to others", so I will study hard, trying my best to help people who are in trouble by paying back society and making the world full of love. Your love makes the world bright and warms my heart. Thank you for your kindness and love that lets me grow healthy. If people need something, I will spare no effort to help them.  I will take the love you give me and around me to make people also be full of love. I will return love to society and put our love everywhere!  With your help, I will make my dream come true.

Thank you very much,  
Huang Juanxia

Our college students need at least $600 to give them a good start their first year of college, and $650 would be even better. This covers most their tuition for a year. We will give them the whole amount that you give and smaller gifts are welcomed too. Several of your friends might want to go together to sponsor a student.

Blessing Hands is a registered 501(3)(c) public charity. Our Tax ID     Number is 20-4794276. Checks can be sent to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351. You can also give at this link on her page on our website. 
Kasey Towles and Children
Kasey Towles and Friends
Yao Minority Students

  After the camp we continued on to Du'an County to give five water purifiers to the primary schools there and visit schools we have supported before.  Kasey Towles and her family had collected toys and gifts for primary kids in Longfu County. Kasey had a great time giving out gifts as she always does.

Rubberneckin' T-shirts had given us more than 200 shirts for our kids at both the camp and our other programs. We had the pleasure of giving shirts along with other toys and school supplies to the primary kids at two schools in Longfu Township.
Gifts given
Rubberneckin T-shirts for all the kids at Ling Wang Primary
Gifts given
The Religious Affairs Director, Huang Xiaoyu, helped give gifts.

 









Village Health Assistant
Village Health Assistants

We got to see health assistants from last year who are putting their knowledge to work to help their villages.
 
There are also 16 primary single-parent kids there that we sponsor for school supplies and extras needs above tuition.  $30 a semester makes a big difference to them. You can give to these kids at this link. 
 
 Our one disappointment was the growth in the swelling of the neck of
Wei Senbao
Wei Senbao's Swelling is Worse.
Wei Senbao. Two years ago we had Wei diagnosed in a Beijing hospital with a congenital malformation of the lymphatic gland in his neck. At that time the doctors wanted to wait until he was older to operate. This time I was alarmed to see that the lymphatic fluid is gathering more and his swelling has increased. We are told it is not life threatening, but it still needs correcting.
Swelling
His Swelling is Larger.

We assured his mother that we had not forgotten about Senbao and money ($3,134) was still set aside for his operation. It is not enough money, however.  We need to raise much more to have him treated in China in a first rate hospital in Shanghai or Beijing. If you would like to help with his medical care or know of doctors willing to give appropriate medical care to him, please contact us.
Scholarship Students
Scholarship Students
Scholarship Dinners in Four Cities

My favorite part of our summer trips are the scholarship suppers we have in various cities in Guangxi. I get to see our past and present college students and take movies of them to send to their sponsors.

They give volunteer reports of how they have been blessing hands to others, passing on the love they have received. I am so proud of them and their growing ability to speak up for others and themselves. Some are teachers themselves now. 
HIV Training
HIV Training
HIV Training

 We also cooperated with the Yangshuo County Government to offer HIV training for their doctors. Dr. Siying Wang volunteered to teach that class and also taught a daily health class at the camp. His daughter was also a volunteer at our camp.
Counselors rejoicing at the end of camp.
Counselors and Translators Celebrate
The End of Camp
Much More News

We are planning a new program in Yunnan and have much to report on our Buyi minority and water purification work, but that will have to wait for another newsletter. 
 
Thank you all for your support for our students 
and many projects. 

Betty Cutts, 
Director of Blessing Hands

Friday, August 10, 2012

Huang Juanxia Needs a Scholarship to College to Study International Econ...



Help Me Have My Dream 
I am about to enter Guangxi College of Finance and Economics but my family can’t afford the tuition. I wonder if you can help me. My family has three children who need school expenses. I am from a poor country village, so I know I must study hard to go to college.  Going to college is the best way for someone like me who comes from a poor family to change my life, my family’s life, and make others have a happy life.  My older brother attends the third grade at college and my little brother attends the fifth grade of primary school.
When I was 10, my father died of cancer in 2004. My dad treated his cancer for many years before he died, so we are in big debt for his medical treatment. We live in the countryside and are a poor family. All income is just from my mother's farm work. These years my mother is suffering from lumbar herniation due to fatigue.
So I hope you can help me get my college degree. I will study hard and do some things to help others in my free time.  Blessing Hands' purpose is "To give our love to others", so I will study hard, trying my best to help people who are in trouble by paying back society and making the world full of love. Your love makes the world bright and warms my heart. Thank you for your kindness and love that lets me grow healthy. If people need something, I will spare no effort to help them.  I will take the love you give me and around me to make people also be full of love. I will return love to society and put our love everywhere!  With your help, I will make my dream come true.

Thank you very much, 
Huang Juanxia


Blessing Hands is a registered 501(3)(c) public charity. Our Tax ID     Number is 20-4794276. Checks can be sent to Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351.

Our college students need at least $600 to give them a good start their first year of college, and $650 would be even better. This covers most their tuition for a year. It needs to be given before September 7th when they report to their universities.  We will give them the whole amount that you give and smaller gifts are welcomed too.  Several of your friends might want to go together to sponsor a student.