Good morning! I wanted to share some information on my upcoming trip to Haiti and let you know how you can support me on this trip. My travel dates have changed. I will now be leaving Thursday, October 15 and returning Saturday, October 24. I will be staying and working in DuFour at DuFour Cumberland Presbyterian Church where Joab St. Louis is pastor. We will be working on trusses for a new roof. You can support me on this trip by praying for me and the other team members. I will share their names with you as soon as I have them. You can help with travel expenses by making a donation to the New Hope Mission Fund. Or you can help with the expenses of ongoing projects in Haiti by making a donation to the New Hope Mission Fund. Be sure to clearly mark your gift for travel expenses or projects. Also, I will be taking some clothes for Pastor and Madame Smith Fauvelt’s son, Smitty. We need boys clothes 18-24 months. Remember this is a tropical climate so summer clothing is what is needed. You can bring those to church the next two Sundays. As always, I am very grateful for the tremendous support New Hope shows for our Haiti ministry and your support of my participation. Grace and peace, Pastor Paul
New Hope is a proud supporter of the Wilson County Help Center. You can support the Community Help Center by bringing the following critical needs to a drop box here at New Hope EVERY Sunday (there will be a special emphasis need every month on the first Sunday). These critical needs are sent out in food boxes daily at The Help Center.
We are working to build a road to the isolated community of Lexi in the mountainous southern peninsula of Haiti. Travel to or from Lexi is limited to walking, horseback, or off-road motorcycle. This significantly limits their access to healthcare, markets for food and other supplies, water supply, materials needed for construction, and many other basic needs.
A Community Prayer Mailbox is another new ministry at New Hope. Some folks in our neighborhood may not have a church home, but are in need of prayer. A white mailbox has been placed in the church parking lot in which anyone in the community can drive up or walk up and leave prayer requests. These will be removed by the pastor and prayed for on Wednesday evenings and on Sunday mornings. There are paper and pens, as well as information about the church in a container under the mailbox. Tell your neighbors!
The cold days of fall and winter will soon be here and with them come New Hope’s Compassionate Hands Homeless ministry. For 2017/2018, the CPW is doing a “Warmth for Winter” program that will help us to begin collecting items that the men we host in the Compassionate Hands ministry will need.
Hello again New Hope! You may remember me saying in the past that one of the goals of the ministry in Haiti in addition to sharing the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ is providing education to as many as possible. Each of our Cumberland Presbyterian Churches there also has a school. As these boys and girls complete their primary education and become young men and women the hope is to send as many as possible on to college. There is a young man in one of our churches who has completed his primary education, has recently married, and is now desiring to continue his education so that he can become a pastor.