// New Missions
Just off in the distance from the New Missions church in Concrab, Haiti, you could hear the sound of the ocean as 36 believers walked to the shoreline for their water baptism. Eleven of our churches came together for a baptism festival. The experience was breathtaking—as children stood by their parents during the worship service before they walked to the water.
The outward expression of water baptism speaks loudly and boldly in the Haitian culture, as a true profession of turning away from the practice of Voodoo. When we first came to Concrab, they did not have a church, and only practiced Voodoo. Concrab is the third church planted in Haiti by New Missions in 1984. I remember the very first time we went to Concrab to host an outdoor evangelism service. This village was without resources to break the cycle of poverty. There was no well, no school, and no church. Now, a graduate of New Missions, Fednel Oscar serves as the pastor of our Concrab church.
Changing lives is awesome, and we know it is only by the work of the Holy Spirit. “So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.” (John 8:36)
We are celebrating God’s work of lives changed! ~Tim DeTellis