Meet Roland Henry. He is a graduate of our New Missions Christian Academy in Haiti, and is the “very first” graduate to sponsor a student at New Missions.

In fact, the girl he sponsors attends the same school he attended in Lassale. Roland is now a pastor in Westbury, NY. During a recent phone call with him, I hung up and began to weep with thankfulness for how God has touched his life. Yet, it did not happen without challenges.

 Roland Henry grew up at New Missions as a student and remembers free medical care and lunch each day.

Roland Henry grew up at New Missions as a student and remembers free medical care and lunch each day.

Roland shared how a storm came through his village when he was a young boy and he became very ill. He went to our clinic and received free medical care for three months. Friends of his died from the same storm. “The mission saved my life,” he told me. 

 Because of the gift of sponsorship, Roland grew up and accepted Jesus at his school in Lassale.

Because of the gift of sponsorship, Roland grew up and accepted Jesus at his school in Lassale.

Life in Haiti is still a struggle, and the fight for survival is real. Through the gift of sponsorship, children escape the suffering and find a new path and a better future. Roland expressed how grateful he is for his sponsors, Ed and Joyce Cronin and family.

 Ange Dona Desrosiers is from the same school Roland attended at New Missions, and is sponsored by him.

Ange Dona Desrosiers is from the same school Roland attended at New Missions, and is sponsored by him.

If you already sponsor a child, please pray for your child, write your child, and I hope one day you meet your child. God is at work and you are part of making a life-changing difference. If you do not yet sponsor a child, prayerfully consider making a difference through sponsorship. ~Tim DeTellis

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