Barb has been involved with New Life for Haiti for about a year, and- like many of you- has felt heartbroken for the people of Haiti. As Barb heard more at Crossroads Church about the poverty in Haiti and how New Life for Haiti was making a difference in the Grand Anse River valley, she could only feel compelled to help as best as she could. Barb has since sponsored two children through our child sponsorship program, donated to our Village of Hope projects, and signed up for our upcoming Child Sponsorship Trip in June.
For Barb, she loves that New Life for Haiti is a Christian organization that has leaders filled with integrity and deep love for the Haitian people. She loves that we have purposefully decided to commit themselves to this impoverished country without ever giving up when the going gets tough: “For me, knowing that New Life for Haiti gives most of its funds to the ministry and that their leaders are incredibly passionate and dedicated to their work makes me want to continue supporting New Life for Haiti!”
Thank you, Barb for your involvement and care for the work New Life for Haiti is doing! We are inspired by your passion and love for Haiti, and we hope that more will join our cause and become involved just like you have.
Volunteer Spotlight: Pete Nowka!
Pete has been involved with New Life for Haiti for over three years as he traveled to Haiti on our annual medical clinics and child sponsorship trips. As he helped care for hundreds of patients and meeting hundreds of children in our child sponsorship program, he began to fall in love with Haiti and her “amazingly wonderful people”. The Haitian people live in such extreme poverty with a country that is incredibly broken. Yet, this has not broken the Haitian spirit! As Pete has seen firsthand, you cannot help but become connected with such genuine, joyful people.
In his experience, Pete found that serving in Haiti has been one of the most authentic ways he has extended himself. Joining with New Life for Haiti’s mission and becoming the hands and feet of Jesus, Pete found a transformative change in his heart as he served these deserving people. He proudly states that going to and serving in Haiti is an experience that “will change you in a beautiful, meaningful, soul-filling, rich way. Trust me.” We couldn’t have agreed more!
Thank you, Pete for your time, sacrifice, and care for the people of Haiti. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Tony Kremer!
Dr. Tony has been involved with New Life for Haiti since 2012, having gone to Haiti five times with New Life for Haiti on a variety of trips- from construction to child sponsorship to the first medical clinic. He remembers his apprehension as he stepped off the plane in Haiti on his first trip. The fear of not knowing what to expect when in Haiti. The unease of stepping into a culture so different from his own. As he began constructing furniture and making the needed repairs on a few of NLH’s schools and Kay Bo Rivye staff house, his fears began to melt away as he realized the impact of this work in Haiti. Through sacrificing a bit of his time, money, and energy, he was able to be make a long-term difference in these poor communities with New Life for Haiti's help.
“If you take a trip there- even with the sacrifice of money and time-” Dr. Tony advises, “once you go there, you’ll be hooked and will be a lifelong supporter. New Life for Haiti is an organization that you can be confident that the funds raised will always help people [in the Grand Anse River valley].”
We are incredibly appreciative for Dr. Tony’s compassionate support and heart for the people of Haiti. We know that he has been a blessing to so many in Haiti because of his generosity of time and money.
Thank you Dr. Tony!
Volunteer Spotlight: Lisa Austin!
Lisa has been involved with New Life for Haiti for six years as she has served on our annual medical mission teams and sponsors a student through our child sponsorship program. When asked why she chose to support New Life for Haiti, Lisa says that “I love that this is a volunteer program and that Fran Leeman, the founder, chose to make a difference in one focused area of Haiti.”
It is through this focus on the Grand Anse River valley that we have been able to make such a great impact with meaningful relationships in the communities of southern Haiti. One of the greatest impacts NLH has made is our annual medical clinic team, which Lisa has been member of. She loves that we are able to “bring God’s healing ministry to some of the most vulnerable people in the world.” We know that hundreds of patients have experienced the love of God through her tender heart and infectious passion as she has worked on our medical clinic teams for years.
Lisa summed up her feelings about serving with New Life for Haiti best: “What a blessing it is to be a blessing to others. New Life for Haiti allows you to make a difference in the lives of others and in doing so, you change your own life…forever.”
We are incredibly thankful for Lisa and the blessing that she has been to so many in Haiti. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Lisa!
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