August News Update
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August News Update

The Fruit of the Spirit
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The Fruit of the Spirit

We need to abide in the vine in order to produce the fruit of the Spirit. I have been feeding my soul with worship music, teaching materials, and I’m also listening to a lot of books. I really feel the need to have written material in front of me in order to meditate upon the truths of God. Yes, I am also reading the Bible. I have the Bible on audio, but still enjoying reading the Bible from an actual hard copy. This way I can highlight certain truths and quickly find these truths again in the future. […]

Accepted
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Accepted

After submitting several college applications, my granddaughter received the word “accepted” from the school of her choice. For a child in a Third World country, the word “accepted” is not often heard. For children in Haiti, there is a lack of schools and teachers. For children in the Dominican Republic, there are limited schools—plus transportation and financial constraints. […]

Dominican Republic Update
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Dominican Republic Update

Our children’s program in Los Castillos has been going strong now for over a year. During the past year, we have seen amazing spiritual growth in the kids. Many of the teenagers have become leaders in the group and leaders in church as well. We recently finished a series with the children talking about different Christian values. We talked about love, respect, honesty, kindness, generosity and many others. […]

Packing Shoeboxes
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Packing Shoeboxes

Each shoebox gift matters—because each child matters to God. We can’t do this without you! As I stood in front of our pastors who gathered at our New Missions church in Signeau, Haiti, I shared how the shoebox gifts we deliver represent God’s love sent from the hearts and homes of people across the United States and Canada. I asked, “How big is God’s love for us?” I responded: “God’s love is so big. We receive so much that we must share it with others!” […]

Kindergarten Graduations
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Kindergarten Graduations

This year, each of our New Missions elementary campuses held a kindergarten graduation. In Haiti, the education system begins with two years of preschool followed by kindergarten. Typically, students are five years old when they graduate from kindergarten. The fact that the child has reached his fifth year is significant, and we love to celebrate fifth birthdays in our schools. In Haiti, the mortality rate for children under five has gradually been decreasing—but it’s 
still much higher than most of the world. So, you can see why birthday parties and graduation for this age group are exciting! […]

A Tribute to Charlie DiPietro on his 100th birthday
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A Tribute to Charlie DiPietro on his 100th birthday

My grandfather, Charlie DiPietro, was born May 30, 1918, in Readville, Massachusetts. Shortly afterwards, his parents bought a 100-acre farm in West Boylston. My grandparents moved to Cambridge during World War II where he found work. Just across the Charles River bridge, they attended Boston Christian Assembly. […]

Haiti Baptismal Event
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Haiti Baptismal Event

My husband Ted and I spent a week with Charlie and Rachel DeTellis, mission directors in Haiti, along with a mission team from First Baptist Woodstock, Georgia. One of the team members spoke at a mid-week service at the Bire church and gave an invitation. […]

Lord, Here I Am
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Lord, Here I Am

What would be the ultimate hope and prayer for our graduates? May they pray: “Here I am Lord, use me.” With the breeze blowing through the New Missions church in Signeau, Haiti, graduates from our Bible college began their processional line dressed in their caps and gowns. Family and friends gathered to celebrate this milestone of an accomplishment. […]

Shoebox Drive 2018
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Shoebox Drive 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is already July! The 2018 Christmas Shoebox Drive is quickly approaching, and we have some exciting news to share. This year, we are starting something new. […]

Writing to Your Child
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Writing to Your Child

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a New Missions student show up for a sponsor visit holding a photo or letter in his hand from their sponsor. […]

July News Update
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July News Update

More Fifth Birthdays
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More Fifth Birthdays

The air was full of expectation, like the night before Christmas, as the little children sat tightly together in perfect silence with their eyes wide open and their smiles stretching across their faces. […]

Like Father, Like Son
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Like Father, Like Son

On the Leogane Plain in Haiti, Pastor Richard Gay has served God for 25 years as pastor and school director at the New Missions Academy in Masson. When we were at his school a few weeks ago, he said to me, “This is my son”—with a smile reminding me of God the Father to His son, Jesus (“I am well-pleased”). […]

God, Change Me Too
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God, Change Me Too

As part of her presentation to the youth group at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso, Texas, 16-year-old Gaby shared the following: “I thought I shouldn’t go on this mission trip because I wasn’t good enough. Little did I know the phrase ‘you’re not good enough’ was just a lie that Satan was trying to put in my head.” She had just returned from Haiti, where one of her dreams was to meet Marriana Charles—the girl her family sponsors through New Missions. […]

DR Mission Teams
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DR Mission Teams

Mission teams coming to the Dominican Republic help boost our local outreach and evangelistic efforts. Most teams come prepared with Bible lessons to share with our students. We also plan other outreach events to utilize the expertise and skills of people coming on teams. […]

June News Update
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June News Update

Come to Haiti
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Come to Haiti

What will I do if I join a mission team going to New Missions in Haiti? Typically, teams are involved with distributing Christmas shoeboxes, sneakers, fifth birthday parties, and classroom and village ministry. […]

Hope for Little Kids
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Hope for Little Kids

At our preschools in the Dominican Republic, every school day starts with praying, singing Christian songs, and reading Bible stories. The children follow a routine each day and learn to socialize with other children, share, obey, and respect their elders and others.

Teachers Teaching Jesus
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Teachers Teaching Jesus

The focus and priority of New Missions is to preach the Gospel. In that context, we often find ourselves in ministries such as education and healthcare—to express the full Gospel of Jesus Christ. Education is one of our most successful means to see children come to hear and to know Jesus as their Savior.