// Jeanne DeTellis Loudon
After submitting several college applications, my granddaughter received the word “accepted” from the school of her choice.
For a child in a Third World country, the word “accepted” is not often heard. For children in Haiti, there is a lack of schools and teachers. For children in the Dominican Republic, there are limited schools—plus transportation and financial constraints.
New Missions rejoices in God’s goodness and mercy to provide a free Christian education for close to 10,000 children. Because of our sponsors they are “accepted.” John 6:37 says, “All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.”
About 30 years ago, when our mission schools were full, the mission decided not to accept any more children. A mother was waiting to see me with three children of school age. I had to say “no” to this precious mother. I went home and cried. But, I remember her courage when I said we could “accept” them next year. With this news, the mother hugged me and smiled. She had hope and could wait.
Other children are waiting for schools and the word “accept.” Your love, prayers, and sponsorships keep the mission strong—transforming the lives of children through Christian education and the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are trusting Him for a great upcoming school year, and we’re blessed by your partnership. ~Jeanne DeTellis Loudon