A young student stood up, made her way to the pulpit, and she said to her fellow students, “Let’s drop to our knees and pray!”


It was a Wednesday morning when I attended a chapel service at our Bord-Mer Elementary School located in Bord-Mer, Haiti. Near the end of the chapel service, I was invited to greet the students.

This is what I told the students: “I need your help. Right now, in Port-au-Prince, we have a 40-foot cargo container filled with shoebox gifts and it’s being held up in customs. The presidential elections are delayed, and there is concern this cargo container may be stuck in customs even longer—due to potential political unrest. Who would like to come up and lead us in prayer for the release of this cargo container filled with shoebox gifts for our students?”

 Edson and his friends sat on the front row of chapel service. Together, they will grow up knowing New Missions and the love of Jesus.

Edson and his friends sat on the front row of chapel service. Together, they will grow up knowing New Missions and the love of Jesus.

 Dropping to their knees in prayer, the students from our Bord-Mer Elementary School prayed for God to release the cargo container from customs.

Dropping to their knees in prayer, the students from our Bord-Mer Elementary School prayed for God to release the cargo container from customs.

A young student stood up, made her way to the pulpit, and she said to her fellow students, “Let’s drop to our knees and pray!” I'll never forget that moment. I witnessed students immediately fall to their knees in prayer. Chapel was on Wednesday and the cargo container arrived to the mission on Thursday evening, the very next day.

 At our elementary schools, chapel service is held weekly to honor God through a time of singing and teaching.

At our elementary schools, chapel service is held weekly to honor God through a time of singing and teaching.

Pray. Believe. Have faith like a child. When you sponsor a child, you become part of a greater spiritual work in the life of a child. ~Tim DeTellis

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