Xin Bin (Micah) arrived at Bethel exactly a year ago. This 3 year old loves being cuddled and tickled. He has the cutest smile which shows his tiny teeth so everyone always tickles him to see that beautiful smile.

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When he arrived at Bethel he could not stand or walk but now he is doing both on his own even though he prefers to be in someone’s arms. See video below of his first steps!:

When he moved to our project in Changping a few months ago he was afraid of his new environment but he soon got his bearings first with a walker and then walking hand in hand with an ayi. He has slowly come out of his shell and is doing much better playing with the other children his age even though he still prefers to interact with adults.

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He is a curious boy and he likes playing with new toys, especially ones that have some sounds or interesting textures.

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Handsome Xin Bin is paper ready for adoption, for more information, email adoption@bethelchina.org. He is also looking for sponsors

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We love when friends of Bethel China launch creative fundraising projects! Bethany lived in Beijing for several years and got to know our kids well. She recently moved away to start Bethany Eden Art, painting watercolor paintings and selling prints. She recently launched a new product, “Love Is Blind”, to raise money for the kids living with Bethel.IMG_4979

Bethany says: “I created this painting to celebrate and cheer for the children at Bethel. When I visited them, I saw them exploring the world around them, and interacting with everything they came in contact with, unhindered by their disabilities. The fluid and circular motion of the figures and the objects in the painting depict this freedom, and the text is a reminder that love of life isn’t bound by disabilities or discouragements.”

Love is Blind print templateThis is a reproduction of an original watercolor illustration I created using watercolor, ink, and pen. The print is 8.5 by 11 inches, and has the look and feel of an actual watercolor painting. Printed on 300 gsm, 100% cotton rag, acid-free, archival paper to ensure your print lasts a long time. Frame and matte not included. To keep your print in great condition, frame with archival materials.

All proceeds from the “Love Is Blind” print will go to Bethel. We think both the print and the meaning behind it is beautiful! Thank you Bethany!
Buy “Love is Blind” here, and sponsor a child here.
If you have any great ideas about how you can raise money and awareness for the children at Bethel, please let us know!
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