Saturday, December 26, 2020
"Finish 2020 Strong"Hello, hoping this finds you well and hoping you had a nice Christmas.
2020 is going into the history books as one of the most chaotic years in our lifetime. But you can "Finish 2020 Strong" by making a Life-Giving Difference to the vulnerable in Haiti. For many of us, this year has felt like, no matter what we do, nothing makes a difference any more, but you do make a difference, and you can make a Life-Giving Difference in the lives of others.
Partnering with New Generation Ministries in Haiti, is giving a "helping, hand up," to hard working families, instead of a "hurting, hand out." Community development includes jobs, job training, along with business and financial education, and apprenticeship opportunities for young men and women who want to rise up out of the poverty and oppression that has held them captive for generations. You are helping Haitians achieve a sustainable, quality of life, one village at a time.
"How can I help?" Good question. I'm so glad you asked. New Generation Ministries is a low overhead organization that pays no staff salaries in the U.S. and personally accounts for every dollar spent in Haiti. We are overseen by the ECFA, the top financial watchdog organization. Giving you the confidence of knowing that your gift is indeed making a real difference.
In-spite of a world pandemic, and national hardship in Haiti, New Generation Ministries will "Finish 2020 Strong!" because you have helped!
The "Good Shepherd Children's Village" is thriving. Our 8 schools with over 1200 students are receiving a free quality education, and are open, and doing very well. Our 12 Life-Giving Churches have seen more than 380 new believers, and 200 baptisms in Jesus this year alone. Our medical/dental clinic is helping the poor receive the professional care they need. And we are helping develop communities with jobs and job training, along with micro finance, savings and loans, to help hard working families raise their quality of life.
"Finish 2020 Strong" Visit our website, and make a Life-Giving Difference for a family in Haiti today.
Blessings, Chris and Mike
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Miracle in La Hatte
We wanted to share some exciting news with you.
Recently, Pastor Nathan, (our ministry partner in Haiti), was approached by a fellow pastor from our area, who told him that he thought God was asking him to go into a small village not too far from us, to do an evangelistic crusade. He asked Pastor Nahtan if would we help him. Pastor Nathan told the pastor that he was very busy and was trying to stay focused on what he already had on his plate, instead of taking on more. But he told the pastor that he would pray about it, and let him know. We brought the proposition up in our next pastors and leaders meeting, and asked them to pray also. After a week of praying, many in the group called Pastor Nathan with what they thought was an encouragement from God, to go ahead with the crusade. Pastor Nathan said he also felt the same urging from God.
So we went into the village of La Hatte, to do a short 4-night evangelistic crusade. We had many praying that God would show His love and power to the people attending this event. But we never imagined how much so. Each evening God moved powerfully and some received salvation. By the end of the 4 nights 200 men, women, and young people, had given their lives to Jesus. Many were healed, and many more were delivered from the power of darkness in their lives, setting them free for the very first time.
We have been sending in teams of leaders to give Bibles to these new converts, and to enroll them in new believers classes, new identity classes, baptism classes, and communion classes. We are sincerely trying to help them become more then converts, but new disciples of the Lord Jesus.
Take heart and be encouraged as you hear these miraculous testimonies. God IS alive and moving in power, and compassion, among the people He loves. Please know that your prayers and financial support are making a difference and helping this ministry follow God into these dark villages. We hope these stories encourage you and build your faith.
When the gospel story tells us that the Good Shepherd will leave the ninety-nine sheep in the pasture, and go looking for the lost one, this is exactly what they are talking about. Our God will not forsake "blessing the poor in spirit who are seeking Him, for they will be found".
Please keep the new believers in La Hatte in your prayers.
Thank you and bless you and your family with a Very Merry Christmas and a hope-filled New Year.
Mike and Chris Leland