Teacher Certification
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Teacher Certification

Haiti’s Department of Education does not have laws governing education certification for teachers. In the early days of the mission we employed those we could find in the area. […]

Chapel Services at Colegio Nueva Vida
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Chapel Services at Colegio Nueva Vida

I recently had the privilege to share a message at the Friday chapel services at Colegio Nueva Vida in Sosua, Dominican Republic. Mario Hernandez, one of our high school teachers, translated my English into Spanish for the students. […]

The Sweet Smell of Good Food
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The Sweet Smell of Good Food

I love my bread maker. The sweet smell of oatmeal bread made with pure maple syrup and Amish butter has a lingering aroma. In contrast, preparing two million meals a year for our ever rising student enrollment in Haiti has serious economic restraints. […]

Teacher Workshop
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Teacher Workshop

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. […]

DR Health Center
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DR Health Center

Last year, at our health center in the Dominican Republic, we treated an average of over 770 patients each month. These patients come for general medical consultations, minor emergency services, blood pressure and diabetes screenings, and free medication. […]

DR Ministry Update
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DR Ministry Update

We started a Christian leadership group in our high school last year with nine students. This school year, we have more than doubled the number of students who started the program—20 students in total! […]

New Pavilion in the DR
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New Pavilion in the DR

Students at our school and members of our church in Bombita are very excited about the metal pavilion we are building to replace the tent. While the tent served us well for many years, wind, rain and salty ocean air have caused major damage. […]

Three New Wells
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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. […]

New Church and School
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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. […]

Haitians on Mission Trips
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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.

Dominican Republic Update
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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. […]

Classroom Desks
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Classroom Desks

“Game changer” may not be a word one normally uses to describe a school desk or bench, but in Haiti it really is! “Made in Haiti” (not Made in China) is what should be printed on our classroom desks. Every desk is 100% Haitian made.

Los Castillos School
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Los Castillos School

Church services began in May 2017 in Los Castillos, Dominican Republic. We have seen the impact the church and school is having on our students and their families. Not long ago, a fight broke out between two families in Redemption village, where our school is currently located and most of the children live. [...]

Building Something Great
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Building Something Great

Two girls sat on the foundation of the church being built in Concrab, Haiti, and little did they know this building would become a place where hundreds would find faith in Jesus. [...]

Give Hope
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Give Hope

Hope in God has been our motto since 1983, when we planted our first church in Haiti. Because of your generosity, hope is happening in the lives of children and families as you sponsor a child, volunteer, pack shoeboxes, and pray. [...]

The Powerful Gift of Hope for Los Castillos
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The Powerful Gift of Hope for Los Castillos

When we signed the contract to build a Christian school in Los Castillos, we were stepping out in faith for the funding. I had a strong and steadfast hope in the God who provides. God is the One who has great passion for children. We have been under construction for six months, and God has extended a strong hope to the children that it will be finished. [...]

Los Castillos Church
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Los Castillos Church

A new church in the Dominican Republic has been planted in Los Castillos. Last year, while construction was in progress, we began a home church. Our desire was to have people in the community begin to come together, so that when the church was completed we would have a family of believers to start off this new church. [...]

Generous Water
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Generous Water

Water is essential for life. I know this first hand because I remember living without access to water for three years.  [...]

Better Because of You
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Better Because of You

My husband and founder of New Missions, George DeTellis, often said that anyone can raise a flag, but not everyone can keep the flag raised. [...]

Happy 34th Birthday New Missions
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Happy 34th Birthday New Missions

January 6, 2017 marks the 34th anniversary of New Missions serving in Haiti. Hear the story of starting a mission to Haiti in 1983 by Jeanne DeTellis, co-founder of New Missions.