Asking a graduate of New Missions what it was like when they attended one of our schools led to a telling response. “I ate all I wanted,” was what he remembered. I hung up in tears.

The caller was Luvins Saint Fort. He attended our school in Bire, Haiti, until he was a teenager and moved to the United States. He eventually graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Business, and now resides in Florida.

 Each day at school lunch is prepared in Haiti for children to enjoy and ready their minds to learn. This year, we will purchase 200 tons of rice—enabling us to prepare 2 million meals.

Each day at school lunch is prepared in Haiti for children to enjoy and ready their minds to learn. This year, we will purchase 200 tons of rice—enabling us to prepare 2 million meals.

 A monthly supply of food (including dried fish, tomato paste, garlic, salt, and oil) is sent by truck to each campus.

A monthly supply of food (including dried fish, tomato paste, garlic, salt, and oil) is sent by truck to each campus.

Hunger hits each home in Haiti, and too often for most children the only meal they have each day is the one they receive at their New Missions Christian Academy campus. The phrase in Haitian Creole is “anpil, anpil” which translates “a lot, a lot.” The process of changing the life of a child begins with their nourishment. “How can a child learn to read or write on an empty stomach,” my father would tell me.

 Our Haitian cooks will prepare 57 tons of pinto beans during the year to be served with lunch.

Our Haitian cooks will prepare 57 tons of pinto beans during the year to be served with lunch.

From our school cooks to our teachers and administrators, each one knows how important lunch is for the children attending our schools. With prayers offered up and hot meals ready, our school children are comforted to know that they can eat all they want. Thank you for your generosity with a special year-end gift to help us purchase food for feeding children. ~Tim DeTellis

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