Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mike and I are both writing to you in this e-mail. I will start and then add his message :)
A few days ago Nathan asked Mike if he would teach the youth here in Marose about life. The youth group kids are 13 to 19 years old. Mike said yes, he would be glad to teach them. So yesterday the youth met, first they spent some time worshiping. Then Mike spent 3 1/2 hours teaching them. He talked about their life and their life here in Marose and in Haiti. He talked with them about their life in Christ. He talked about making changes in their lives so that they can make a difference. In the end about 40 youth committed their lives to Christ. They also committed to change. They prayed and asked the Holy Spirit into their lives. They have also chosen to be baptized, which in Haiti is usually after the age of 20. So next Monday Mike will be teaching them about baptism. Please pray for guidance for Mike as he shares and for understanding for the kids as they make these life choices. We are asking them to go against the norm in Haiti. They will need Christ's strength to follow through with the commitments they have made. This is hard for youth in any country, but especially in a country that has lost hope for their tomorrows and has learned to live for today only, as there may be no tomorrow. Thanks once again for your prayers, as they make a huge difference. 

Prayer Partners:  Mike here again. “Thanks and praise be to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” Even in times when most businesses and ministries are downsizing, New Generation Ministries has been growing by leaps and bounds. Because of this blessing of growth from God, we are reaching more children with food and education. We are reaching more hurting people with the medical attention they need. And we are reaching more lost and desperate people with “the Good News of the life giving gospel of Jesus Christ.”
    And because of this blessing of growth from God, we find ourselves in a position of having several amazing volunteer opportunities available in this ministry. We have several positions ranging from 3 to 5 hours per week of skilled participation to 3 to 5 hours per month of unskilled, but sorely needed help. If you have a heart for the orphans, the poor, and the needy, we need you. If you have communication or social networking skills, we need you. If you have entrepreneurial skills, but are home with small children, or have only part time to invest in Kingdom business, we need you. If you have technical or graphic skills, we need you. And if you think you don’t have any skills at all, we will gladly pray for you! Your skills could help this ministry with sponsors, supplies, writing thank you's, designing brochures and web pages, helping with teams, giving and organizing outside input, researching information, social networking, following leads, and many other opportunities.     
   Because of you, God is continuing to bless this ministry, and with your help God will continue to bless the needy in Haiti. We can’t put it any other way; Your involvement will bless us, help this ministry, and advance the Kingdom of God in Haiti…………..Mike and Chris Leland

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