Yearly Bible Verse
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Yearly Bible Verse

In early September, we had a school directors’ meeting to begin the school year. One of the things we did was present the Bible verse of the year for our schools: “It’s not by might. It’s not by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord. This mountain shall be removed by my Spirit says the Lord.” (Zechariah 4:6-7) […]

Dominican Republic Update
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Dominican Republic Update

We recently celebrated National Bible Month in the Dominican Republic. While our students learn about God’s love and the Bible every day at school, special events were planned during this month. Students memorized passages from the Bible and learned more about God’s Word. […]

Dia de la Raza
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Dia de la Raza

On the same day Columbus Day is observed in the U.S., Dia de la Raza (Day of the Race) is celebrated in the Dominican Republic. On this day, our students learn about how the island was discovered and founded, and they also learn about different countries and their cultures. Our students are learning about God’s love for everyone—regardless of their color or background. […]

They Finally Met
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They Finally Met

With her passport in her right hand, and a photo of Sandy, the girl her family sponsors from Haiti in her left hand, five-year-old Lilah smiled from ear to ear. The moment she had been dreaming about was finally here. She was going to Haiti with her mom and dad to meet her Haitian sister, Sandy. […]

Accepted
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Accepted

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. […]

Dominican Republic Update
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Dominican Republic Update

Our children’s program in Los Castillos has been going strong now for over a year. During the past year, we have seen amazing spiritual growth in the kids. Many of the teenagers have become leaders in the group and leaders in church as well. We recently finished a series with the children talking about different Christian values. We talked about love, respect, honesty, kindness, generosity and many others. […]

Kindergarten Graduations
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Kindergarten Graduations

This year, each of our New Missions elementary campuses held a kindergarten graduation. In Haiti, the education system begins with two years of preschool followed by kindergarten. Typically, students are five years old when they graduate from kindergarten. The fact that the child has reached his fifth year is significant, and we love to celebrate fifth birthdays in our schools. In Haiti, the mortality rate for children under five has gradually been decreasing—but it’s 
still much higher than most of the world. So, you can see why birthday parties and graduation for this age group are exciting! […]

Haiti Baptismal Event
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Haiti Baptismal Event

My husband Ted and I spent a week with Charlie and Rachel DeTellis, mission directors in Haiti, along with a mission team from First Baptist Woodstock, Georgia. One of the team members spoke at a mid-week service at the Bire church and gave an invitation. […]

Lord, Here I Am
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Lord, Here I Am

What would be the ultimate hope and prayer for our graduates? May they pray: “Here I am Lord, use me.” With the breeze blowing through the New Missions church in Signeau, Haiti, graduates from our Bible college began their processional line dressed in their caps and gowns. Family and friends gathered to celebrate this milestone of an accomplishment. […]

Writing to Your Child
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Writing to Your Child

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a New Missions student show up for a sponsor visit holding a photo or letter in his hand from their sponsor. […]

DR Mission Teams
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DR Mission Teams

Mission teams coming to the Dominican Republic help boost our local outreach and evangelistic efforts. Most teams come prepared with Bible lessons to share with our students. We also plan other outreach events to utilize the expertise and skills of people coming on teams. […]

Come to Haiti
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Come to Haiti

What will I do if I join a mission team going to New Missions in Haiti? Typically, teams are involved with distributing Christmas shoeboxes, sneakers, fifth birthday parties, and classroom and village ministry. […]

Hope for Little Kids
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Hope for Little Kids

At our preschools in the Dominican Republic, every school day starts with praying, singing Christian songs, and reading Bible stories. The children follow a routine each day and learn to socialize with other children, share, obey, and respect their elders and others.

Teachers Teaching Jesus
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Teachers Teaching Jesus

The focus and priority of New Missions is to preach the Gospel. In that context, we often find ourselves in ministries such as education and healthcare—to express the full Gospel of Jesus Christ. Education is one of our most successful means to see children come to hear and to know Jesus as their Savior.

Now, I'm a Pastor
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Now, I'm a Pastor

Children were lined up to receive their shoebox gifts. On this special day, the person passing out these gifts was their pastor and school director, Mario Bijou. When he looked into their eyes, he could see himself. He, too, was once a student at New Missions. [...]

Students Helping Students
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Students Helping Students

The remarks of thirteen students from Ben Lippen school in Columbia, SC—who held VBS at our Masson, Signeau, and Concrab schools this January—had some common themes. [...]

Drilling Wells
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Drilling Wells

Water is essential for life. Without a clean source of water, children may become desperate and drink unclean water that leads to life threatening illnesses. [...]

Baptism Festival
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Baptism Festival

We celebrate the 22 Haitians whose lives have been changed by God and followed the Lord in believer’s baptism. There was one person I was particularly thrilled to see take this step of public profession of their faith. [...]

Changing A Generation
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Changing A Generation

Thirty-five years ago, I saw the darkest dark and the brightest light happening at the same time when we pitched our five tents in Haiti by a small stream at the end of a dirt road on the Bay of La Gonâve. [...]

The Values Driving Us
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The Values Driving Us

This month, we celebrate our 35th anniversary and I cannot help but reflect upon our core values. [...]