Friday, September 24, 2021

Carlos and His Sister

 

Carlos

 

 

Good evening,

Thank you once again for your prayers, we really appreciate them. Tomorrow morning, Saturday, the Pastors Conference starts, we would love it if you would join us in praying for Nathan as he leads worship and Mike as he teaches. Please be pray for understanding and impartation. Also, please pray for the Pastors to catch vision and be encouraged.

We would also appreciate prayer for Sunday. Mike will be preaching in Poteau in the morning and then in the evening in a village called Canabra, it is between Marose and Gonaives. Please pray for soft hearts and a hunger for the Word of God.

I also wanted to share about one of our older boys. His name is Carlos, he and his little sister first came to us about 10 years ago. They came from a larger village called Arcahaie. Both their mother and father died during the same month from different circumstances, which left them as orphans. When they first arrived at our Children's Village it was a difficult transition for him to go from a family to being an orphan, he was very protective of his little sister.

Fast forward 10 years, Carlos has spent the last few years living in our boys transitional home, which is attached to our home in Gonaives. The home is for boys who have aged out of the Children's Village, and have potential, but have not yet finished high school. Because of the boys transitional home, he has had the opportunity to finish high school with honors. He has attained what very few are able to attain in Haiti. Here are some stats regarding Haiti and education:

 In Haiti there are no Food Stamps, Head Start, Medicaid, Medicare, Public Health Care, Aid to Families, Job Core, Emergency Food and Shelter Program or Public Housing. 
  • The enrollment rate for primary school in Haiti is 57%, and fewer than 30% of the students reach 6th grade.
  • Secondary schools enroll 20% of eligible-age children.
  • Haiti’s literacy rate is 52.9%.
  • Haiti ranks 177th out of 186 in the world for national spending on education.
  • The Government has advocated the creation of a free public and universal education system for all primary school-age students in Haiti, but there is no government funding program available now or appropriated in the near future to provide for free public education for all children in Haiti.
  • International private schools are primarily operated and funded by American and Canadian missions and churches and they educate 90% of the students.

This summer Mike and Jonas worked with Carlos in regards to his desire to further his education and it looks like he will be attending the University of Notre Dame in Haiti. We are so very proud of him. He is a strong Christian, a hard worker, and very faithful. He will be working towards an Engineering degree. He hopes to be able to open his own business when he graduates and would also like to help our ministry. We are so excited for him. Thank you for partnering with us and supporting our Children's Village.  Please pray for Carlos as he continues walking out his story.

Blessings, Chris

Thursday, September 23, 2021

"God through her life be glorified"

 

 Hello,


We want to thank you for your prayers, Mike made it to Gonaives safely. He has been spending time visiting the different areas of our ministry.

Today, Mike shared "it is obvious by the response, that I was intended to be here now. I have been very impressed by their handling of the ministry in my absence.
I have been encouraging the staff that they don't just have a job, but a ministry, called and equipped by God for the people of Haiti .
It's more than that they are glad to see me. It's like they have been waiting to show me how well they have been doing, and (wanting to know) what messages I am bringing to them".

Thank you for your coming along side of us to help the Haitian people help themselves. God is allowing us to see the fruit of the seeds planted for the last 13 years. While living in Haiti God blessed us with being able to see the fruit of salvations, healings and deliverances as we came along side of Him. Something not all missionaries are blessed to see during their time serving Him. Now, incredibly, we are so very privileged to see the years poured into prayer, sacrifice, ministering, discipling and leadership training begin to come into fruition. We are so grateful for your part in this. My heart is reminded of the words in a song

"Beyond the burial there’s a resurrection
Your will be done in me
In the stillness all around
You are working all the details out
What’s in me will grow someday
I trust Your timing and Your ways" 

In the chorus are the words:

"He holds the time that I will rise... God through my life be glorified".

May God be glorified through their lives. 

If you are interested in listening to the song here is the link

https://youtu.be/BpyP4HR8FBQ


Blessings, Chris

Monday, September 20, 2021


 

 Good evening,


As you may know Mike's and my trip to Haiti in July was canceled due to the assassination of the Haitian President. Shortly there after, there was an earthquake in the southern part of Haiti. After talking with pastor Nathan we decided it was not a safe time to travel. While safety has not yet returned in Port-au-Prince, Mike and Nathan feel it is safe for Mike to be in Gonaives. So Mike will be flying to Haiti tomorrow, Monday, evening.

It is on Mike's heart to go and encourage our leadership in Haiti. It is the heartbeat of our ministry to inspire and empower the people of Haiti. Please pray for safe and on time travel. Please pray for health, discernment and Godly wisdom. Also, please pray for vision as Mike and Nathan meet and plan for the ministry. We both need and appreciate your faithful prayers. Thank you for coming along side of the people of Haiti.

Blessings, Chris

Tuesday, August 31, 2021


 

Hello,

We wanted to thank you for your prayer support and send you a quick update on the crusade. And Yes, that's a real picture in Haiti at night! It was taken by Joey:) On to the good news. They had 4 salvations on Sunday night and another 4 salvations Monday evening. There has also been healings and people set free. Pastor Nathan said they have been drawing huge crowds. Please continue to pray and lift them up. 

Also we have heard from some of you that the link for the fundraiser dinner was not working. Here is an updated and working link :) just click on it and it will bring you directly to our fundraiser page on our website. 

https://tinyurl.com/NGMFundraiser

Thank you again for all of your support. We are sooo thankful for you.
Blessings, Chris

Prayer is everything!

 

Sunday, August 29, 2021


They will be driving a stake into the ground similar to this one, claiming the area for Jesus.
 

 Hello,


Hope you are all enjoying your last few days of summer. 


I am writing to you today asking for you to stand in battle with us for Pass Rein, one of the mountain villages we minister in. Pastor Nathan and our church in Pass Rein are holding a crusade for eight nights on the the dirt soccer field in their community. Each evening into the night they will be worshiping and praying, they will be battling and contending with God for their community because,
They see the mountain, 
They are in the shadows of evil,
But,
They WILL be fighting on their knees with their hands lifted high,
They WILL be battling and believing God for the mountain to be moved and for the VICTORY that is His.


As I write you today I am reminded of a song by Phil Wickham. The song's chorus says "nothing can stand against the power of our God". Some of the words are;

When all I see is the battle
You see my victory
When all I see is the mountain
You see a mountain moved
And as I walk through the shadow
Your love surrounds me
There's nothing to fear now
For I am safe with You

So when I fight I'll fight on my knees
With my hands lifted high
Oh God the battle belongs to You
And every fear I lay at Your feet
I'll sing through the night
Oh God the battle belongs to You

If you want to listen to the whole song here is a link :)


https://youtu.be/johgSkNj3-A

Will you sing through the night with them? Will you fight on your knees with them? Believing that the battle belongs to Him, that the VICTORY is HIS! There is power in YOUR prayers!

Blessings and thank you for coming along side of us and the people of Haiti.

Mike and Chris

Mike, Chris and Nathan

 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021


 

 Good day to you friends;


It is a tragic truth that we have come to in this world, when crime and corruption at this horrific level, are eventually swept under the rug, and the ones ultimately responsible are not brought to justice. But true "justice belongs to the Lord."

Haiti has experienced so much tragedy in recent years. On top of dealing with the assassination of their president on July 7th, Haiti has now had another serious earthquake that has rocked its southern coast. Thousands have died and many thousands have lost their houses, livestock, and businesses. Please pray with us for aid, food, water and help to reach those in need in the southern part of Haiti. 

New Generation Ministries and our Haitian leaders have been busy creating a safe environment in our villages in Haiti. The people of Haiti are very fearful right now. I have written and have translated several messages of peace and hope for the current unstable conditions in Haiti. "The Kingdom of Haiti will fail you, The kingdom of this world will forsake you, but the Kingdom of God will never fail or forsake you." "The peace and security of God's Kingdom is residing in you." " The Holy Spirit is the very person of Jesus living inside you." We are encouraging all in our communities to come to church, worship and fellowship together, and listen to a message of hope and encouragement in Jesus. These messages and helpful instructions have given our pastors and leaders a new way to minister to their congregations. Our radio station is broadcasting the same kind of messages plus practical community service helps like; Where it is safe and where it is not. Where they can find gas and food. And we have extra non-perishable food for those in desperate need.

We have also been busy moving forward with our Marose Market Place Sustainable Development projects. The food and freezer depots are finished, the public restrooms are almost finished, and the egg production building and tilapia fish farm are underway. This will provide jobs, job training, and entrepreneurial opportunities for hard working families. It will provide hope to the people of Haiti. 

Please continue to pray for Haiti. America is pushing hard for a new Presidential Election as soon as possible. Unless this election is handled carefully and correctly, it will just be another big problem to be dealt with in a few years, and another big problem that the poor people will suffer from.

We do want to thank you for coming alongside of the Haitian people and supporting them financially and prayerfully. It is more crucial now than ever that we pray for people as assassinations', earthquakes and flooding from the tropical storm bring more chaos to the people. Please pray that true peace  and hope will reign in their hearts and lives.

Blessings,

Mike and Chris Leland

Saturday, August 14, 2021


 Prayer mountain by Poteau and Bout-Nat
 

 Hello,


In case you have not seen the news of the earthquake in Haiti today, we wanted to let you know that Haiti experienced another major earthquake this morning at 8:30 AM. It was registered as a 7.2 magnitude, the earthquake that hit Haiti in January of 2010 was a 7.0 magnitude and 100's of thousands died. They have reported 29 deaths so far today. The earthquake was in the southwest part of the Island, mostly in Les Cayes, Jeremie and Jacmel. The earthquake was felt strongly in our villages, but we have no reported destruction or injuries. They just removed the Tsunami warnings. But now there is a warning for a Tropical storm, Haiti just cannot seem to get a break.

Please pray for Haiti, they have had to endure so much trauma. There is so much fear when you are oppressed as a people, and things so far out of your control keep happening that affect you and your family. Only God can remove those fears, only He can be our secure place, only He can give lasting peace and hope to us regardless of the surrounding circumstances. In Romans 15:13 God promises "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Hoy Spirit you may abound in hope". We need to keep coming along side of the people of Haiti. In Psalms 40:1-3 God says "I waited patiently for God to help me; then He listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things He did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in Him".

Believing for the people of Haiti. Thank you for coming along side the Haitian people with us.

Blessings, Chris 

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

First reports out said that President Jovenel's wife Martine had also been assassinated. I just found out that she was shot and in critical condition and has been flown to a hospital in Miami, Florida. Please be praying for her.

Thank you and Blessings, Chris


 

 Please pray for Haiti.


Haiti's President Jovenel Moise was assassinated during the night. They believe a group of hired Venezuelans assassinated him. His wife also was shot, and died hours later. Please pray for their children.

Haiti is facing complete anarchy, looting, burning and rioting. The current Prime Minister will most likely not be able to maintain peace or control of Haiti. There was a new Prime Minister that was not ratified yet. Airports are closed. Please be praying for peace.

Pastor Nathan says that there is a surreal calm right now, because of the shock. Fuel and food shortages are expected. Please be praying. We were going to be in Haiti the last week of July and the first week in August. We will be canceling that trip.

Please support Haiti in prayer for peace and Mercy. Thank you so much for coming along side of our ministry and the people of Haiti.

Blessings,
Mike and Chris