// Tim DeTellis
Sitting down with carpenter Lucnar Felice, I asked him this question: Who built this roof on the church in Bire? He said, “I did.” Where do you live? “I live here in this village where the church is located.”
When a church is built by Haitians who live in the surrounding villages, the amount of dignity and respect brought to the area is astonishing, and brings a great witness of empowerment.
Here at New Missions, we employ local construction workers both in Haiti and the Dominican Republic to build our churches and schools. Building with construction crews comprised entirely of nationals provides employment to support families and strengthen the local economy.
Right now, we have identified three locations in Haiti where we need to build new church campuses. During the construction phase, the church building process will employ 40 Haitians. Over the past seven years we have built 18 churches to the glory of God. We need your help to continue our efforts to build these new church buildings.
We see the local church as the greatest force for good, globally—because only God changes lives forever. Plus, during the week, our churches serve as local schools to educate the next generation of Christian leaders. Let’s build more churches to transform lives for eternity’s sake. ~Tim DeTellis