Sunday, September 4, 2022
Pure and genuine religion is this, to care for orphans & widows in their distress, & to refuse to let the world corrupt you. James 1:27
We wanted to thank all of you that came to our annual fundraiser. It was very successful. The dinner was wonderful and very entertaining. We are very grateful and thankful for everyone that helped with the evening.
The message Mike shared at the fundraiser was different than he usually shares. We wanted all of you to have the opportunity to hear it. You can click on the link below to view it. Hope you enjoy it.
Blessings, Mike and Chris
We wanted to remind you that the Italian dinner and our fundraiser is this Friday, August 26, at 6:00 pm. It will be held at North County Christ the King in Lynden, Washington. We are looking forward to seeing you there.
Today, I would like to share Isemane's story with you. Isemane gave her life to the Lord around five years ago, but struggled to walk with God, because of the influences of those around her. Isemane is 50 years old and has had a very hard life. She shared that she is living with a married man and has had 14 children, half of whom have died. Isemane has been thrown into prison twice. The first time was because one of her son in laws gave her a goat to sell in the market and she was unaware that he had stolen the goat. The second time another son in law stole a motorcycle and gave her name to the police, so they arrested her. Pastor Nathan felt moved to help her and asked for her release. She is so grateful to the Lord and Pastor Nathan for paying the price for her freedom. It has been 4 months now since Isemane gained her freedom and gave her heart to Jesus, she says she is not the same, she feels change in her life. She currently works in a cemetery carrying small rocks and buckets of sand to build tombs. Please lift Isemane up in prayer, pray her eyes would be opened and that she would grow in her walk with God. Pray also for her provision and that she would be a light to others in her family and community. We are so thankful for your prayers and support as we try and walk with women like Isemane, helping them to live in freedom, changing their lives forever.
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.
Click on the link to reserve your seat. Please RSVP by August 20. https://tinyurl.com/
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