Are You Too Old or Too Young?
/ Devotions

Are You Too Old or Too Young?

My father was 49 years old when he finally moved to Haiti full-time. You’re not too old for God to use you and you’re not too young, either. At the age of 65 my father moved to the Dominican Republic—having a recent diagnosis of cancer just prior to starting a new work across the North Coast of Sosua. What are you waiting for? […]

Haitians on Mission Trips
/ Mission Progress

Haitians on Mission Trips

Five of our New Missions churches have already been on a mission trip in Haiti this summer, with 175 members participating. One more church will go on a trip before school resumes. Thus far, 26 people have accepted Jesus as Savior through these trips. All of this was independently planned, organized, funded, and executed by the Haitian churches.

They Finally Met
/ Life Change

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. […]

September News Update
/ Monthly Newsletter

September News Update

Dominican Republic Update
/ Mission Progress

Dominican Republic Update

In an effort to raise up more Christian leaders in our high school, we recently started a Christian student leadership group called Leaders for Christ. We meet weekly with the students throughout the school year, where they learn about qualities of a successful Christian leader. […]

August News Update
/ Monthly Newsletter

August News Update

The Fruit of the Spirit
/ Devotions

The Fruit of the Spirit

We need to abide in the vine in order to produce the fruit of the Spirit. I have been feeding my soul with worship music, teaching materials, and I’m also listening to a lot of books. I really feel the need to have written material in front of me in order to meditate upon the truths of God. Yes, I am also reading the Bible. I have the Bible on audio, but still enjoying reading the Bible from an actual hard copy. This way I can highlight certain truths and quickly find these truths again in the future. […]

Accepted
/ Life Change

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
/ Life Change

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. […]

Packing Shoeboxes
/ Campaigns

Packing Shoeboxes

Each shoebox gift matters—because each child matters to God. We can’t do this without you! As I stood in front of our pastors who gathered at our New Missions church in Signeau, Haiti, I shared how the shoebox gifts we deliver represent God’s love sent from the hearts and homes of people across the United States and Canada. I asked, “How big is God’s love for us?” I responded: “God’s love is so big. We receive so much that we must share it with 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! […]

A Tribute to Charlie DiPietro on his 100th birthday
/ Devotions

A Tribute to Charlie DiPietro on his 100th birthday

My grandfather, Charlie DiPietro, was born May 30, 1918, in Readville, Massachusetts. Shortly afterwards, his parents bought a 100-acre farm in West Boylston. My grandparents moved to Cambridge during World War II where he found work. Just across the Charles River bridge, they attended Boston Christian Assembly. […]

Haiti Baptismal Event
/ Life Change

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
/ Life Change

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. […]

Shoebox Drive 2018
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Shoebox Drive 2018

It’s hard to believe that it is already July! The 2018 Christmas Shoebox Drive is quickly approaching, and we have some exciting news to share. This year, we are starting something new. […]

Writing to Your Child
/ Life Change

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. […]

July News Update
/ Monthly Newsletter

July News Update

More Fifth Birthdays
/ Campaigns

More Fifth Birthdays

The air was full of expectation, like the night before Christmas, as the little children sat tightly together in perfect silence with their eyes wide open and their smiles stretching across their faces. […]

Like Father, Like Son
/ Devotions

Like Father, Like Son

On the Leogane Plain in Haiti, Pastor Richard Gay has served God for 25 years as pastor and school director at the New Missions Academy in Masson. When we were at his school a few weeks ago, he said to me, “This is my son”—with a smile reminding me of God the Father to His son, Jesus (“I am well-pleased”). […]

God, Change Me Too
/ Campaigns

God, Change Me Too

As part of her presentation to the youth group at Cielo Vista Church in El Paso, Texas, 16-year-old Gaby shared the following: “I thought I shouldn’t go on this mission trip because I wasn’t good enough. Little did I know the phrase ‘you’re not good enough’ was just a lie that Satan was trying to put in my head.” She had just returned from Haiti, where one of her dreams was to meet Marriana Charles—the girl her family sponsors through New Missions. […]