What does it look like to raise a generation of Christian leaders in Haiti? Since 1983, New Missions has served in Haiti. Discover how our mission is passionate to help restore a generation and a nation. Enjoy this video produced by LifeChurch.tv, a partner church of ours.
How We Began
It all started with five tents pitched under a grove of coconut trees. The year was 1983 and the tents belonged to George and Jeanne DeTellis, who had left the United States after 25 years in the pastorate to pioneer New Missions in Haiti. A banner hanging nearby read, “Haiti: Hope in God.” Who could have imagined how God would bless such humble beginnings! Click to watch our 30th Anniversary video with Jeanne DeTellis.
Today, those five tents are a distant memory. Now in Haiti, New Missions has 26 churches, a medical clinic, 26 elementary schools, a High School, a Bible college, business school, and a Missions Training Center for hosting visiting teams.
Each day over 10,000 children attend school, receive a hot meal, medical care, school books, school uniforms, and the opportunity to hear the Gospel message of Hope that changes lives.
Pastor George and Jeanne DeTellis arrived in Haiti in 1983 with whatever they could carry on the plane. They lived in a tent for three months while they built their first building. They started a church the first Sunday they were there. Now, 28 years later, New Missions has 26 churches in Haiti, and has over 10,000 children attending school.
George DeTellis received his bachelor of arts in Bible from Central Bible College and a master of arts in theology from Assumption College. He founded New Missions after pastoring for 25 years in Massachusetts. On June 26, 2008, Pastor DeTellis went home to be with the Lord. Click to watch a memorial to Pastor DeTellis.
Jeanne received her bachelor of arts in foreign affairs from Assumption College and her master of arts in international development from Clark University.
Jeanne DeTellis continues to serve New Missions full-time in the Dominican Republic. She is responsible to oversee all ministry activities there including our church, schools, and health center. Her passion for the ministry is greater than ever and each day she continues to touch lives with the love of Jesus. Thank you for your faithful prayers on her behalf.
A Letter from the President
It is my prayer that God would speak to you. How can we be used of Him to love children who are born in the poorest country in the western hemisphere? What can we do to help make a difference in the life of a child?
I believe in the power of child sponsorship. Sponsorship brings a unique opportunity for an individual or family to welcome a child from another country into their home through love and prayers. The relationship is more than a photograph or letter; it is a journey of child discipleship together. You discover the power of gratitude. Your sponsored child discovers the power of the Gospel that changes lives.
If I can serve you in anyway, feel welcome to contact me. Your friendship and support make it possible for us to serve the poorest of the poor and help children step out of poverty and become Christian leaders who change a nation.
Do you have questions?