Sunday, March 5, 2023

January 1, 2023



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

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