Giving Tuesday - Special Update
I invite you to join me in prayer for a miracle. Over the past six months, our school enrollment in Haiti has increased by 1,000 students. Parents were in such desperate need they were sneaking their children into our schools. I could not say "No" to their needs and each child is now officially enrolled.
Let's Build Two Churches
As the Gospel is proclaimed, the Good News pierces the darkness that is all too common in Haitian villages where Voodoo is still practiced. The Voodoo priest from Neply, Haiti, told me his daughter is now a worship leader at church. He then said, “None of my children believe what I believe. All eight of them went to the mission schools and chose to follow Jesus.” The power of the Gospel changes lives forever. […]
Three New Wells
My husband Charlie often recounts the story of when the “miracle well” was drilled on our main campus in Bord-Mer. He tells how the Mennonite well drillers prayed in their truck regarding their drilling that day. God blessed with the discovery of an underground aquifer and an artesian well. […]
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. […]
Shoebox for Your Child
As a child, I sang the song, “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey…” On our mission logo, we have a sun. It is on our note cards and on our postcards. I love to color it in with a yellow highlighter when I write cards. […]
Getting Alone with God
God always gets His man alone. All of the stories in the Bible tell of someone getting alone with God. Abraham, Moses, Joseph, Jacob—even Jesus would get alone with God. One of my favorite stories from the Bible is that of Elijah alone in a cave after calling down fire on Mount Carmel. […]
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. […]
How Can We Honor Children?
Recently, I read an article which stated that children become more emotionally intelligent if they have a close relationship with their grandparents. How many grandparents are on a mission to care for their grandchildren? I am grateful for my parent’s mission to my four children. […]
Here Come Shoeboxes
The doorbell often rings as deliveries of small and large packages are dropped off at our office in Orlando. Carts of shoeboxes line the walls, and extra supplies are organized to be used during processing the boxes. Volunteers come and go—helping us with the extra work. It is time for our Christmas Shoebox Drive! […]
New Church and School
In January of 1983, between two coconut trees, we established our first church by hanging a banner that read: Haiti: Hope in God. Now, 35 years later, we have established our 35th church and school campus. This will mark 30 locations in Haiti and five in the Dominican Republic. This newest campus takes us farther down the southern coastline of Haiti—near Grand Goâve in an area called Fauché. […]
Ministry of the Clinic
We are blessed to have nurses who love the Lord working at our medical clinic. Each day is an opportunity for them to not only meet peoples̓ physical needs, but also their spiritual needs. The physical needs are met through consultations, lab tests, vaccines, medication and education. […]
Go Team New Missions
Families, life groups, and mission teams are in and out of our office constantly. They bring joy, laughter, and a willingness to serve. Volunteers are a vital part of the New Missions team. […]
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
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
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. […]
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. […]