What does it take to fill a shoebox gift? Starting in July, the journey begins for shoebox gifts to be packed and filled with gifts for children and their families.
Preparing for Shoeboxes
It looks like Christmas in July at our office in Orlando. Toys, school supplies, and hygiene items have been arriving daily, as we prepare for packing over 2,000 shoeboxes this summer. […]
Have I Not Commanded You?
After the time of Moses, God spoke to Joshua with these words, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9). […]
Benjamin Julle, a 2010 graduate of New Missions, was a powerful worship leader at the closing chapel service this school year. For over four hours, graduates and students prayed, praised and worshipped God—passionately expressing their trust in Him. […]
DR Summer Mission Teams
Mission teams coming to the Dominican Republic this summer have the opportunity to share God’s love with many children. These teams are hosting Vacation Bible School for three or four days in each of our churches. […]
I Love My Children
In the 1980s, when I was the pickup truck driver doing errands in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, I checked to make sure a child was not in the bed of the pickup before I pulled away. […]
During a mission trip to Haiti, Robbie and Dana Matiak had the exciting opportunity to meet their sponsor children. Hear their story of establishing the Matiak Foundation and how they are planning to help children and families in Haiti.
Students Helping Students
The adolescent years can be filled with many challenges, as teenagers search to discover their own identities. One way we are helping teens find their purpose in life is by giving them opportunities to help others. […]
The director of our high school, Anislus Jean Gasnel, invited us to meet with the graduating class of 2019. Students can attend school at New Missions for up to 16 years: two years of preschool, one year of kindergarten, six years of elementary, and seven years of high school. […]
A Team's Ministry
In April, nine out of the ten team members from Oxford Baptist Church in Conover, NC, were first timers to Haiti. They came with great excitement and a desire to serve. […]
His Grace is More Than Enough
Do you know anyone who is suffering? Some people have asked, “Is God good? Is He powerful? Does He exist?” Since sin came into the world through Adam and Eve, there is suffering. […]
Church is a Priority
In Haiti and the Dominican Republic, our local churches are the gathering places for worship and Bible teaching. Back in 1983, we arrived in Haiti on Thursday, January 6. Then on Sunday, January 9—our first Sunday—church began under coconut trees with a banner hanging that read: Haiti, Hope in God. Church is a priority .[…]
Enjoy this conversation with Joesph and Gaby Ortez from El Paso, Texas. After serving the kids at New Missions' schools, they found a new perspective that changed both their lives.
The Distracted Life
Do you live a distracted life? I know I do. More than ever I’m finding my schedule can pull me in many directions, and my attention is being tugged at nonstop. […]
Haiti’s Department of Education does not have laws governing education certification for teachers. In the early days of the mission we employed those we could find in the area. […]
Sneakers for Haitians
I’ve seen our Haitian children walk to school carrying their shoes, and then wash their feet before putting their shoes on to enter the school. I’ve heard of some morning students sharing the same shoes with a sibling or neighbor who goes to an afternoon school. […]
Preaching in the DR
Mark 16:15 instructs us to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Our church in Bombita is certainly obeying that command. Recently, Pastor Nicolas Santos, along with pastors from other churches in the area, hosted an outdoor evangelistic service in Bombita. […]