// Rachel DeTellis
One the most influential people in the life of a child is their teacher.
The teachers at our elementary schools spend hours with their students in their classrooms, and are also part of the church and community where the students live. At New Missions in Haiti we employ 264 elementary school teachers. Not only do these teachers pour into the students’ lives academically, but also spiritually during their Bible time each day.
In November, we invited 174 of our first through sixth grade teachers to a workshop day held at our high school. There were morning and afternoon sessions. The teachers from the 30 schools also enjoyed lunch together. I was blessed to be able to greet and speak briefly to the teachers at the beginning of the day. I encouraged them to see the importance of their influence in the lives of their students and to recognize that each of them has a mission. We want to continue to empower our teachers by holding three workshop days each year—drawing from talent and resources in Haiti. Will you please support our teachers with your prayers? ~Rachel DeTellis