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What We Do我们的使命

The PingYu Home of Hope is one of a very few foreign-run orphanages in China and the third orphanage started by the Next Towns Foundations Inc in China. Through a remarkable series of events we have been given the opportunity to love and care for the homeless children in PingYu China. Currently PingYu has over 1000 registered orphans that need help.
“平舆希望之家”是中国境内少数几个有外国人创办的孤儿院。也是Next Towns基金在中国的第三个孤儿院。尽管无数多的关心和爱已经被送到了平舆无家可归的孩子这里,但是目前来说平舆登记在册的孤儿还有1000余人需要帮助。

Who we are介绍我们自己

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We are Ben and Michelle Godard. we have three sons, (pictured from youngest to oldest) Tyler, Eli and Jaxin. We moved to Gongyi China in February 2007 volunteering with the Home of Hope orphanage for three years.我们是本和米歇尔,我们有三个儿子(照片从左到右):泰勒,依赖和杰克森。我们再2007年搬到了中国的巩义做“希望之家”的志愿者有三年之久。 DSC_0060We were at church 2 years prior to our move here, where a couple shared about there work with helping the orphans in China. Right then we knew that God wanted us to do the same work, “Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalms 82:3-4).
搬来这里之前的两年,我们在教会帮忙,那里有一对夫妇朋友跟我们讲起了他们在中国做孤儿院的故事。就在那时,我们知道上帝想让我们也加入这样的工作。
“当为贫寒的人和孤儿伸冤。当为困苦和穷乏的人施行公义。拯救软弱穷乏的人,救他们脱离恶人的手。” Psalms 82:3-4
We moved to Pingyu China on February 1st 2010 to finish the construction at our building so the children could arrive to a happy home full of love and joy. On March 1st we opened with 9 children ranging in age from 5 to 8 years old.
我们于是在2010年2月1日移居到中国平舆。我们完成了房屋建造,给孩子们一个温暖的家。在3月1日我们接受了第一批孩子,他们有9个人,年纪在5到8岁。
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Our Facility我们的设施

DSC_0082Our home is the bottom floor of the 5 story apartment building and both floors of the building with the red roof in the back. We have 4 boy bedrooms and 5 girls bedrooms. We have 1 classroom, 1 office, 1 playroom/TV room, 1 kitchen, 1 dining hall, 1 small meeting room and 2 laundry rooms;1 for the girls and 1 for the boys. We also have a place to play basketball, a small soccer field, a garden for daily vegetables and a small area to raise about 50 chickens.
请看图片。我们的家包括了高楼的第一层,以及后面红色屋顶的平房。我们有4个男孩寝室和5个女孩寝室。1个教室,1个办公室,1个活动室(有电视机),1个厨房,1个饭厅,1个小会议室和两个洗衣房-1个给女孩1个给男孩。我们也有篮球场,小的足球场地,一个种植蔬菜的院子,和一块大约能养50只鸡的地。

What does it cost?需要多少资助

Our estimated monthly cost of support for each child is approximately $100.00 US. This covers the following:
以下是我们每个月大致的开销明细,每个孩子每个月开销大约100美金(690人民币)

  • House Rent/Mortgage房子的租金
  • Utilities电费
  • Children’s Entertainment孩子们的活动经费
  • Food食物
  • Child Allowances孩子的零花钱
  • Medical Care 医疗保险
  • Education Costs教育费用
  • Clothes衣服
  • Personal Items (ie. toothbrushes, toothpaste etc.)个人用品(牙刷牙膏等)

There are other needs that we know will develop on a continual basis; ie. maintenance costs, toys, recreational expenses, and lots more. There will also be special projects that will incur costs on a one-time or occasional basis.
其他是一些持续性的开销,比如维修费用,玩具,搞活动的费用。以及一些偶尔的开销。

Your Help Is Welcome!欢迎您的帮助

We don’t want to make a big issue of asking for money on this website, but if you feel you would like to help us with a one-time donation, monthly sponsorship of a child, special project etc., please contact us.
在这个网站上,我们不想太过请求金钱的帮助,如果您愿意给予一次性或是每月,或是特别的捐款,请联系我们。