Wow, it feels by the time I’m done writing a newsletter, translating and sending it out it’s already time to write another one. One week is short!
How terrible it is that I am first writing my newsletters in English and then have to translate them in French. The other day I was on the phone with my Dad asking him tips on grammar rules in French! In a way I find it boring that all the newsletter you receive are always without mistakes and so formal, where’s the fun in that? I have a good alibi, the english speakers go: “He’s french what can you expect?!”, and the French speakers: “ the poor guy has been out of France for 15 years, what can you expect?!”. It’s great to live a life with so low expectations on me!
This week we have visited a hotel to see if we could hold our Christmas event there. I put a picture with Matthew again. A few weeks ago I posted him as the employee of the week, and advertising the fact that he is single and all… NOT ONE REPLY! So that’s my last shot to help a brother out.
We are planning a soft openning for the Bethel Shop on December 3rd. The concept is simple, we either sell things from Bethel for Bethel (100% proceeds to Bethel), or things from you for Bethel and you (60% for you, 40% for Bethel).
The ladies from The Beijing Guild have already joined providing beautiful jewerly and hand knit pieces. We would like to open the invitation to anyone who would be interested in participating in our Shop. Please contact me (13401046717 or email@example.com) so we can arrange to have your products in our shop before December 3rd. There will be a quality control aspect to it (meaning we will not sell your second hand socks that your son has grown out of even if they have been hand knitted by your grand grand mother!). We are not looking at selling second hand items, but rather handy craft, home made, original and unique products. Could be fresh products, paintings, any craft or art items. This is of course open to other business and stores who would like to donate their own product to Bethel or participate in the 60/40 scheme. On this note, I would like to personally thank Leslie and all the friends and supporters of Roundabout Charity store in Beijing who have done an amazing job and have met so many of Bethel needs over the years. It is greatly managed and these people would give their shirt for orphans, well actually, they do it quiet literally :).
Saturday December 3rd will be an open door day from 10am to 4pm. I will announce regular open days/hours later. The store is located off Bei Gao exit (airport express way exit 4), go straight at the lights and it’s 400m on your right when you see two lions, enter the courtyard, Bethel Shop is on the left.
We plan to have some of our own flag products available like the free ranging eggs and Almond Roca and some of the beautiful paintings made by Bethel’s children.
New kids on the block
I told you last week that we received new comers on site, here they are:
Zhang Teng Fei(4 years old),he's from Bengbu in Anhui province.
Zhang Yun Jing(1 years old),he's from Henan, Xinxiang
We need sponsors for these boys, reply to this email if you want to help.
The girl of the week!
I want to give some props and a big thank you to Tiri Hughes, aged 12. She is a partially-sighted girl from England. With her friends they have raised nearly Pounds 300 to help Bethel.
She has been raising money for other blind and visually impaired children since she was five years old and has made well over Pounds 1,000 so far. Tiri and her brother Tom, aged 10, along with friends, Ellie Cornwell, Io Gray-Davies, Zoe Cade and Ann and Robert Baron- Hastings worked at the Coop in Ivybridge packing bags for customers for about six hours. Way to go kids!!!
News from the family
Delphine is so addicted to horses! She is very blessed to have two ver experienced ladies training her. She should be able to be a certified instructor for riding for the disabled next summer. I am so proud of her.
The boys are usual MMA fighters on steroids, and Emilie is only 7 years away from going off to College!
Ok, that’s it for me. Thanks to all of you who have written to express a willingness to help in any way, that’s “Superbe” (say it with a french accent it sounds better…)
Have a great weekend,