Sunday, September 4, 2022
We are excited to invite you to share an Italian meal with us. Once again some very generous and compassionate friends have chosen to host a fundraiser dinner for New Generation Ministries and are gifting all of the expenses for this event, enabling us to bring this special invitation to you. Most of us have been generously blessed by God, giving us the opportunity to generously bless others. Mike will be sharing on Haiti and we would love for you to join us for an evening of Italian food, history and comedy with Steve and Lou Greenhaw.
We realize that some of you live in Canada, other states in the US and even as far away as Australia, we wish we could spend the evening with you also. Please know we are thinking of you and appreciate your support, both financial and especially your prayers.
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Blessings, Mike and Chris
We hope you are all enjoying the summer weather that has finally reached us. For me the past couple of months has been extremely hard. I lost my mother three weeks ago. I also lost my uncle a week ago. I am grateful that they both knew Jesus and are now with Him and free of pain. I miss them both very much.
We wanted to share with you a little about some of the graduates in our ministry. We are so very thankful for your help in giving our young people an education. These are the statistics in Haiti.
- 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.
Rossiny, in the first picture, is 24 and lives in our transition home for boys. He is a worship leader in the Marose church. He would like to become a police officer. He says "Many thanks are conveyed to Mama Chris, Pastor Mike and Pastor Nathan for my education and care and I ask them to still help others".
Emmanuel, in the second picture also lives in our transition home for boys, he is 24 and has 12 siblings, his mother is a witch doctor and could not provide for his care or schooling. He says "Education is an important thing, it's like the life that the mission gives to us, because I didn't know anything before".
He would like to further his education in political science. He says if he is not able to continue his education, he will become a ceramic tile layer. He helps to lead worship in the Marose church.
Youde-Derline, the girl in the red dress, is 19 years old. She lives in Marose and is a Christian, she has been baptized and serves as a greeter in our Marose Church. She would like to become a nurse. She says that "Education develops my mind and soul, I am very thankful to Pastor Nathan and Pastor Mike".
Mitchivena, in the white dress, is 19 years old and lives in Pass Rein. She too would like to be a nurse, or a dress maker. She is thankful for help with schooling as her parents were not able to provide schooling for her. She sings in the choir of the Pass Rein church.
Woodjy, in the black suit, is 21 years old and from Pass Rein. He would like to become a plumber and do masonry, he would also like to teach others these skills. He says " I thank everyone, specially Pastor Mike, Pastor Nathan and all the sponsors that put hands together to provide for our schooling. I will always keep praying for you and asking that the blessings of the Lord and his protection be on you". He is one of the leaders of youth in the Pass Rein church.
Odler is 23 years, he would like to become a mechanic. He says "I don't have words to thank the mission and sponsors for the gift of education. It's not up to me to reward you, but I think God will ever put in your hands to go on". Odler teaches Sunday school and plays on the worship team. He is also from Pass Rein.
We want to thank you very much for coming along side these young adult Haitians and helping them achieve an education, so that they can help their people.
Many, many blessings,
Chris and Mike
Saturday, May 21, 2022
Hope you have enjoyed the last couple of sunny days. This has been such a cold spring.
We wanted to share with you the children's celebration of Flag Day in Haiti. Flag day is a holiday in Haiti and very celebrated. The children dressed in the colors of the Haitian flag and were each given a small Haitian flag. Then the children traveled to the Plaza in Gonaives and visited the statue of Dessalines. Afterwards they had a celebratory meal in the Children's Village. Celebrations like this really lift the spirits of the children and staff.
We just finished our yearly evaluation by IBESR (Haiti's social services) and we again received the highest rating possible for an orphanage. Thank you so much for partnering with us in taking care of the children, we really appreciate both your financial support and especially your prayers.
Blessings, Chris and Mike
Saturday, April 23, 2022
We are very excited to announce, that once again we have beautiful flower baskets on sale for Mother's Day. We are so thankful to Smith Gardens for donating these amazing baskets, they have been so generous to us. Absolutely 100% of the funds generated from the sale of these baskets will go to support the ministry in Haiti.
There will be a choice of Mixed flower, Begonia, and Fuchsia baskets available. For more details, or to order your flower baskets, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Another way you can help the people of Haiti would be to share our Facebook and Instagram posts with your friends and family. Lets get the word out to help our brothers and sisters in Haiti.
We regret that there are many supporters in other countries that will not be able to purchase these baskets. We appreciate all of you so much, and hope to be able to see you soon.
Blessings, Mike and Chris
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Praying you have a blessed Easter. So thankful for you. So thankful that Easter is here, it is the day we celebrate our risen Lord and in Haiti it is also the end of rara season for a while. Rara is a voodoo street party which increases in violence the closer to Easter it gets. So even more reasons to celebrate.
Today I would like to share a celebration story. We have been having 3-4 salvations daily in the village of Denonville, one of which was Estella.
Estella was a witch doctor in the village of Denonville and had been hearing about the crusades and revival. She became desperate enough, in her words she was troubled and panicked enough, that she called Pastor Nathan and asked him to come see her. Estella is 40 years old and has had 3 children with two different men. One of the men died and she has given her children away to be restaveks, because she was not able to care for them. Restaveks are child slaves. In 2009 a door to door survey showed there were 173,000 restaveks and 59% of those were girls. There is now estimated to be 100,000 to 500,000 restaveks in Haiti. Estella said that she has never been married and lives in a small room of her sisters. She called Pastor Nathan to ask him about his God. Nathan led her to the Lord. She then chose to renounce voodoo with a public proclamation. Nathan then asked her to publicly burn all of her voodoo things, which we always ask, as it is a huge witness to the rest of the village. It usually brings others who ask why they are burning things and then they want to receive the Lord. The burning of the voodoo things also symbolizes stepping out of the old spirit and makes it less tempting to turn back.
We are praising God as Estella has started attending our New Believer classes and will be getting baptized. Please pray for her as she begins a new way of life.
We are so thankful for your prayers and support as we reach out and help the people of Haiti to help those in their communities.
Blessings and Happy Easter,
Tuesday, March 29, 2022
I wanted to share with you about something our medical clinic is doing. We have had many requests from the remote villages we minister in asking us to build a medical clinic in their village. In answer to this, we have started providing medical outreaches every 3 to 4 months in one of our remote villages. All of our medical staff and some of our pastors and leaders volunteer for the day.
During the outreach they meet medical needs and give out medicine. They also have evangelism and worship times. They then connect the new believers to our churches in the community for discipleship. They also give out food to those in need.
They see about 100 people during the day. Many have lived with their sicknesses for years. They live with sickness because of their poverty and limited access to medical care. Most are people that otherwise would not be seen by a nurse or doctor.
I would like to share some of the stories from Denonville during our outreach last Saturday.
The first story is about Juralda who is 27 years old. She wanted to share how this was a blessing to her. She had an infection and heart problem she said the doctors took care of her and prescribed good medicines. She says that she is healed now, after being sick about 2 years. She shared that she had tried to visit another clinic before, but nothing worked for her and she said, because of her poverty she couldn't follow their advise so she remained sick. She has one 3 year old child who she brought because of stomachache pain and she shared that after being given some medicine she is now in good health. Juralda shared "The outreach was a great help and blessing, and they gave me a big can of rice also, thank you so much". She said she is now a new Christian in the Good Shepherd Church of Denonville.
The next story is from Carline. She says she is 39 years old and that she was one of the people who went to the mobile clinic that Pastor Nathan and his team brought to her village in Denonville. She shared that she had two main problems, itching and malaria fever. Carline said she was so happy to attend the clinic because the itching problem had prevented her from sleeping. When asked if she had been to a medical doctor she said no, I am poor so I could not afford the service a medical doctor. She said she had been sick for about 7 months. She brought her two boys who are 12 and 21 years old with her because they also had the itch problem. She shared "To God be the Glory, we are all healed and happy and I am thankful also for a big can of rice that they shared with us to be fed".