From the first day of establishing New Missions, it was our goal to raise a generation of Christian leaders who would ultimately change the nation of Haiti. Needless to say, it was a journey that was going to take time. With the power of the Gospel, we established churches and schools. 

Nearly 30 years later, we have strong leaders serving as role models—Haitian heroes is what I call them. For example, the Haitian construction team that will serve at our Trade School this fall will be mentoring newly skilled laborers. The joy is knowing that it’s being accomplished by the Haitians themselves!

 Carpenters from our Haitian construction team assembled the trusses and placed the roofing on this building in a matter of ten days. 

Carpenters from our Haitian construction team assembled the trusses and placed the roofing on this building in a matter of ten days. 

 Construction at New Missions is accomplished by Haitians who are leading the efforts to build a new Haiti.

Construction at New Missions is accomplished by Haitians who are leading the efforts to build a new Haiti.

I had a conversation with Amiro, one of our first construction workers, who now oversees the management of our food and construction warehouses. Listening to him reminisce about being there when New Missions began was encouraging. “It was a Thursday when your parents came in 1983 and you placed your tents by the stream. Your father told me if I am faithful I will always have a job. I’m never late and show up early.” Literally, Amiro is that kind of man—steadfast with an amazing smile. He has seen decades of lives changed, including his own! 


Join me in praying for the heroes of Haiti. “In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16  

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