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Thursday, April 02, 2015

Easter Newsletter Greetings

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Summer Plans
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Hunting Easter Eggs
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Happy Easter

This special time of year our family celebrates the resurrection of Jesus. 
I want to share a picture of my grandchildren hunting Easter Eggs. We dyed some real eggs in the old fashion way and hid them outside along with plastic eggs with money in them.  Just like new life comes from an egg, the trees and flowers are waking up to show their spring glory.  Blessing Hands wishes you a Happy Easter.

 
Du'an Special Education School
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Du'an Special Education School 42 Computer Project
Summer Trip Plans 

We have a goal of giving 42 computers to a Special Education School 
in Guangxi Province,  China. That will let each of the 14 classrooms have three computers. We will be launching a GoFundMe campaign for donors in the near future.  We will need your help to spread it online to various social media sites. Right now, we have a new video of our visit to the school completed. You can see it at this link

The children are deaf, blind, and physically handicapped, but they can learn computer skills to support themselves in the future. We plan voice controlled software and screen readers for the blind students. The others can enjoy special educational software.  We have enthusiastic volunteers working on a grant, but we want to have matching funds raised to facilitate the grant. Please give to our matching fund. 


Give for computers   Give any amount at this link for computers. 


Water Purifier Plans

The East Oldham Middle School water purifier team will again be in Yangshuo, China June 26th - July 2nd to install five water purifiers in primary schools. Teachers and staff from the school have joined together with the students to raise money for the effort to send five team members and buy a water purifier. There will also be a China team coming from Kunming to help install them. The Gao family has helped install purifiers and funded purifiers for three years now.  What a blessing the primary schools will receive in clean, safe water. 

Wuxuan County and Miao Minority Program

Wuxuan Program
Wuxuan Program
Several friends and volunteers from China will join us to visit our new students in both Wuxuan County in Guangxi and the Miao minority children in Yunnan Province. 

We have sponsors for all of these new students but two Li children in the same family. You can sponsor one for $84 for partial help or $295 for complete yearly sponsorship including books, clothes,  and school food.  You can see these two Li children at this Link. Contact us to select a student. We also have students in Yangshuo needing sponsors. Follow this  link  to see them. 

Our whole trip will end on July 15th after we have visited schools, projects, and friends. We will have scholarship lunches in four cities to see our college students. One MSU college student, Kayla Mitchell, will travel with us this time. Matthew Liu and Eddy Wu will participate in our projects also. Matthew is our board member in China, and Eddy is especially interested in water purification.
Good News from Kroger

Our supporters (20 households), who shopped with their Reward card at Kroger this quarter have contributed $128.03 to Blessing Hands.

Right now, you can earn 4,000 REWARDS® Bonus Points¹ for each friend you refer to the Kroger 1-2-3 REWARDS® Visa® Card. It's the card that earns you FREE groceries fast and give to Blessing Hands at the same time!

It's easy:

1. Share the benefits of a Kroger Rewards Card with your friends and Invite them to apply online at www.123rewardscard.com/friend7 or by calling 1-866-256-8093, extension 32690.

2. Tell them to enter Blessing Hands as their chosen charity with the reference code of 75706. They can also just type in Blessing Hands to search for our charity on the community page.  Each time they use the card, Blessing Hands will receive a percentage of every purchase.Link to enroll Blessing Hands as your charity
3. 
Make sure they put your referral code on their application, and you will receive 4,000 Bonus Points. You will get your referral code by email from Kroger, if you already have a card. 

 After they're approved, your friend will receive a $25 FREE grocery coupon.

Tell your friends today!  

WeChat Page Coming Soon

We are developing a WeChat page to introduce Blessing Hands in China. Everyone uses a mobile phone nowadays.  WeChat is the
common way Chinese communicate. It is a free phone app download. Imagine Facebook for your phone, except you can make free international phone calls both private and conference.  I love it. 

We have gracious helpers who are developing our story in Chinese and English so people in China can learn about Blessing Hands.  I will share the page when it is ready.  WeChat is useful anywhere.  I recommend it to anyone in the USA also.  Download your WeChat app so you will be able to see our page and chat with friends all over the world. 

                                                                        
 

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Keep in contact with us and our kids by all these links provided. We want to share blessings with you. 

Abraham Lincoln once said, "When I do good, I feel good." It truly is better to give than receive. I encourage you to give to our students.  undefined

Blessings,
Betty Cutts 
606 207 4785

 

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