Monday, March 20, 2023
We wanted to thank you for all of your prayers for the revival of Perou and their 13th Anniversary celebration. We appreciated your coming alongside the people in the rural village of Perou. There were an additional 15 salvations during the revival. God is moving in Perou. We are so excited to see Him move so powerfully in the villagers' lives.
I am enclosing some photos of the celebration and baptisms please enjoy them and please continue to pray for the new believers.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Spring is just around the corner. We pray this letter finds you well and fills you with hope as you read it. We wanted to share some news, request some prayers, share some testimonies, and thank you for your faithful prayers.
God has been moving in the village of Perou. There have been 10 salvations this week and over the past 4 weeks there have been over 30 additional salvations. This Sunday, March 12th, we will be celebrating 13 years of ministering in the rural village of Perou. We will be having a huge celebration, including a baptism of almost 30 people. They will also be holding a week of revival meetings starting this Sunday. We would appreciate your prayers for soft hearts and many more salvations. I have included many photos from our beginning years in Perou near the bottom of the page. I would like to share a couple of testimonies also.
The first testimony is from Oliamise. She has been a Christian for 5 or 6 months. She says she is about 60 years old. Before coming to our church in Perou she said that she used to go to a cold church. She would bring her crippled brother with her. But the church was so far away that it became too difficult to keep going there. So she started attending our Life-Giving Church Bon Berger in Perou. When asked if there is any difference in the churches, she exclaimed, "Oh absolutely! Since being part of this new church, I feel I have a burning fire inside of me. I feel solid when laying down on my bed, I have an appetite and I pray every night to push back the demons and the devil". She says she no longer does rara, or makes pilgrimages for satan and she does not go to the witch doctor anymore. She has been a widow for 21 years and has 5 children. She gardens for a living, cleans for her neighbor and sells small cans of charcoal. She has been baptized and received a bible. She says she knows some psalms to fight satan with. Please lift up Oliamise in prayer, as she grows in the Lord, and for her health, she says she has a lot of headaches and can not hear people even when they talk loudly.
Another testimony I would like to share is from Davidson. He is 23 years old. His father died when he was a small child. Before coming to Jesus he was involved in the wrong things. He went to witch doctors, smoked drugs, drank, gambled, and stole. He says now he no longer has a love for the world. He feels God's hand on him. He no longer steals, but gardens for other people as a living. He cannot read or write and asks for prayers for nightmares at night. He believes he will have victory. He says he has been given a bible and taught how to pray. Please lift up Davidson also, and pray for him to be able to learn to read and grow in the Lord.
We want to thank you for coming alongside the people of Haiti and faithfully praying.
Donkeys or mules are tied to the long poles on the side. Then they walk around and around as sugar cane is put through the rollers.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
I want to share a vision with you and ask you to join us in prayer. We value your prayers and know they can move mountains.
It has been on our hearts for many years now to have an in-depth way to teach the pastors and leaders in Haiti the life-giving message of the Gospels. We would like to help them help their people understand the grace of God. The majority of churches in Haiti are very religious, requiring the people to follow the regulations and rules. It took us a little over 3 years to have breakthrough in this area with our pastors and leaders.
As we plant new churches we are finding the need to go back to the beginning over and over. Mike has had the vision of a school for pastors and leaders so that we can impart to pastors and leaders life-giving teachings, along with biblical understanding. Ensuring that they are all building from the same foundation. Having a school like this would also allow for a greater depth of teaching than our once-a-month current teachings.
We are in the process of creating a curriculum. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for this and also for the logistical part of starting a school for pastors and leaders.
Thank you so much and Blessings,
We want to thank you so much for all of your prayers for Izmaly. Some of you have been asking how Izmaly is doing. She has been released from the hospital and is happily back in the Children's Village. She no longer has a fever or infection. Prayer along with antibiotics and hydration by IV has her back and smiling again. Praise God! Thank you for partnering with us for Izmaly's healing.
Blessings, Chris and Mike
We need your prayers for Izmally one of the girls from our Children's Village. She is in the hospital and she is very dehydrated and has a fever. She also has an infection in her leg, but no external wound. Please keep her in your prayers.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As we ring in the new year with happy anticipation, we want to say with great joy, how grateful we are for this passing year. 2022 was a very difficult year for Haiti and its people, to say the least. There were times of fear from gangs and demonstrations. Times of hunger from lack of food, water, and gas. Times of despair from the continual bad news of the conditions in Port au Prince, the capital of Haiti. Times of desperation from the lack of assistance from other nations that usually help Haiti. But there were also times of perseverance that brought about a new resilience to all these difficulties. Times of community where people began looking after each other more than before. And there were times of turning back to God, because of the realization that this world will fail us, but God, who is rich in love and mercy will never fail us...
In so many respects, 2022 was a great year for New Generation Ministries, and you are the real heroes for it. In this current economy, many nonprofits are suffering from lower giving than usual, but by the grace of God and your desire to partner with us to see the Haitian people become self-sustaining, rising from the grip of poverty, and providing for their own families, your investment is paying great dividends in return. Despite the overwhelming odds against the poor in Haiti, many families are better because of you.
Church attendance is way up. School is in full attendance. The Good Shepherd Children's Village has achieved the highest grade for orphanages for the 10th straight year. The Medical Care Clinic still serves the sick and hurt, even when the streets are unsafe. I have been hosting conferences for pastors and leaders via Zoom, and it is working well, and being received well. Our Life-Giving churches are more relevant to the needs of their communities than ever before...
We are truly grateful for 2022. And we are truly grateful for you, coming alongside the people of Haiti to help them help their own to a better, more sustainable life in Jesus Christ.
Now we can shout for the HAPPY NEW YEAR 2023, to bring even greater increase as we focus on Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith...
Mike and Chris Leland
I wanted to share an encouraging story, with you. The story is about a man named Carlo.
As a young man, Carlo was a plumber and had been trained in agriculture. But he started dancing in Rara's, (a voodoo party in parade form). Carlo shared that after that Satan persecuted him and kept asking him to do things, so between 2015 and 2021 he bought witchcraft things and paid for services from mystical people till he obtained a mystic room himself. He shared that his life started being very hard, difficult, and troubled when he made that decision.
Three months ago Carlo came to the Lord in Denonville. Since then Carlo has denounced voodoo and burned his voodoo paraphernalia. He says that after deciding to follow Jesus he realizes things are different and better. He has taken responsibility for his 9-year-old son. He also just married the woman who is pregnant with his next child. And he wants to be baptized. He asks us to pray for him to have the strength and power to walk a good life.
We also wanted to share with you some of our year-end updates.
New Generation Ministries is better because of you!
Because you cared as much as we do about the poor and the lost in Haiti. Because you partnered with us to reach out to those in need. Because you prayed for them. Because you sacrificed for them. Because you believed. Because of you, life is better for thousands of Haitian men, women, and families.
We strongly believe that the poor and oppressed in Haiti can find a new and sustainable life, with just a little help. Not a hand-out, but a helping hand-up. This year we have seen:
- 1050 new believers in Jesus Christ
- 890 have been baptized
- 1260 students have attended tuition-free school
- Over 2050 patients have received medical attention
- 62 orphans and 11 nannies are being cared for
- 2 new clean water wells have been drilled
- Over 1600 people attend our Life-Giving Churches weekly
- Thousands are receiving food weekly
Thank you for believing in the people of Haiti, as we do......
We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Hope this letter finds you well. We want to thank you for all of your faithful prayers. We are so very grateful for your coming alongside us and the people of Haiti.
We are also thrilled to be able to share some good news with you. In spite of the hard times in Haiti recently, or maybe because of the hard times, our churches have experienced hundreds of new believers giving their lives to the Lord. Some of our churches have doubled in size in the last couple of months. Because of this, we have a wonderful problem. We need to get bibles into the hands of these precious new believers. We have been able to purchase some Bibles, but we need many more. Please consider blessing some of these new believers with a bible for Christmas. We are able to buy a full Bible for $20 or a New Testament Bible with Psalms for $3.
We have two other opportunities that we are focusing on this Christmas. We would like to get each of the children in the Children's Village a set of new clothes and a pair of shoes for $30.
We are also raising money to dig more Solar Powered High Volume, Agricultural Wells. Each of these specialty wells costs $20,000.
We would greatly appreciate your help blessing the people of Haiti with these items for Christmas.
We love and appreciate each one of you, we are so honored by your coming alongside us and helping the people of Haiti.
Blessings this Christmas,
Mike and Chris
Chris and I along with the Board Members of New Generation Ministries, serving the orphans, the poor, and the lost in Haiti, want to say; "HAPPY THANKSGIVING" to all of you, who are the ones who really make new life happen for them. Thank you so very much...
May God's Blessings be on you, throughout this holiday season...Mike and Chris Leland