New Life Mission - Haiti, Inc.

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

Stop by and see us on July 9th at 10am for a drive thru chicken BBQ fundraiser. Meals or leg only available! See the flyer for all the details!

Pre-sales available! Reserve your meal by calling/texting/emailing!

Thanks in advance for your support!

An Unexpected Season

A Note from our Directors – Greetings from PA. That’s right, we’re still in Pennsylvania. When we came stateside in September of 2021 we had planned to stay for 10 weeks. During those 10 weeks the safety situation in Haiti worsened and our ability to travel back to Haiti with our 3 small children seemed impossible. We were tormented by the decision between risking the safety of our children here versus continuing to be away from our precious children in Haiti, including our oldest daughter Katheline whose adoption is still in process. Then, to our surprise, in January we found out we were expecting a baby (due in late September 2022). Though it was a surprise, it was the confirmation we needed. We knew that because we live so remotely and traveling is so risky in Haiti, we would be unable to travel back until after the baby is born. So at this time, we plan to re-evaluate our ability to travel in January of 2023. 

From the beginning, we have been crying out to God and asking “why?” If we feel so led to be in Haiti then why are we experiencing this road block? Slowly but surely, as he often does, the Lord has revealed to us his purpose and goodness in this unexpected season. We have been blessed by dear friends who have welcomed us into their home like family and loved our children like their own. We found an amazing Christian school for Abraham to continue his schooling. Zacharie was able to find work with a Haitian friend who allows him to travel whenever he needs (he has been back to Haiti twice by himself to take care of things). We have also found opportunities to grow in our marriage, as missionaries, as a mission alongside our board, and as individuals – in many ways that we didn’t even know we needed. Though we continue to have this unsettled feeling of “this isn’t our home,” God has begun to give us a peace that surpasses the understanding that we felt we so desperately needed.

Microfinancing

The microfinancing loan program continues to flourish, and we are happy to report that we recently added a new loan recipient to the program. His name is Roberto and he has a filtered drinking water business in our community. This was a great need for our small town as before people in Charrier had to travel several miles away to purchase clean drinking water. Roberto sells 5-gallon jugs of filtered water as well as refills them. We were happy to provide him a loan and are excited to see how he grows his business with this financial assistance.

The Medical Clinic as of Fall 2021

Medical Clinic  – Due to the Estime’s absence, the construction of the medical clinic has been delayed. We continue to be in the final stages and currently have a contractor working on laying ceramic throughout the facilities. After this step, we will apply the final coats of paint and finish the electrical work. We are thankful to be almost done with this construction project and are very excited as we look forward to opening the doors to the clinic. This is such a great need for our community. Please join us in prayer as we finish construction and prepare to move forward.

Child Sponsorship Program – It has been 10 years since the school sponsorship’s inception, and we are so excited for another chance to support the children in our community. It has been an incredible blessing to not only watch so many children have the chance to receive an education, but also to witness the joy and relief of the parents whose children are in the program. We want to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who sponsors a child. We would also like to share that we always have a wait list of children in need of sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring a child to go to school for $380 per year, please reach out to us through phone or email for more information. 

Emmanuel, Age 6, his first year in the program
Emmanuel, Age 15, his 9th year in the program.

New Life Children’s Home – We have gone through a tough couple months at New Life Children’s Home. The children at the home have greatly missed the presence of the Estime family. Our amazing staff have taken great care of our kids, but you all know that there is no one like Mom and Dad. Also, we believe that being transparent is important to be able to maintain the integrity of our mission. That being said, we need to share with you that we had to transition one of our kids, Bruno, back to living with extended family members. Unfortunately, Bruno made poor decisions and his actions made it impossible for him to continue to live at the Children’s Home. It was a very difficult decision to make, and we appreciate your prayers moving forward. We have been praying and asking God to give us clarity on how to best support and mentor Bruno even from afar and we would greatly appreciate it if you would join us in lifting this up in prayer. 

We would like to also share that our other children have almost completed the school year and are looking forward to summer vacation. We are thankful for their continued good health and we have been so impressed by their patience and kindness in this season of changes and transition. Zacharie hopes to make a trip to Haiti sometime this summer. Please join us in prayer over all the children.  

A grainy photo of the kiddos dressed for school.

A Note from our Board President

Thank you for your support of the work in Haiti through your generosity to New Life Mission. Ministry in Haiti has been complicated by the Covid-19 pandemic and the current instability of the government. Because of concern for their safety, the Estime’s have extended their stay in the States and lead the mission from here. Unexpected travel expenses and Covid testing for travel along with the expense of living in the States has increased demand on their finances. Our goal is to work with the Estime’s to raise an annual income that covers living expenses, provides for their medical and dental needs, and enables them to save for the unexpected as well as retirement. We would ask you to prayerfully consider making a contribution to the Estime’s support. One-time gifts are greatly appreciated, and regular monthly support would be helpful to establish a working budget. When you send your financial gifts, indicate if it is a recurring monthly contribution or a one-time gift. Checks can be made out to New Life Mission and sent to 420 E Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522 or donations be made through our website newlifemissionhaiti.com/home/we-need-your-help. Make sure to designate your gift for “Estime’s support”. Thank you for your prayers and generosity.  

Another way to support the Estime family – Our dear friend and owner of Cocalico Coffee Crafters, Rachel Elliot, has designed these beautiful shirts to benefit our family’s mission work in Haiti. The shirts say “Si Bondye Vle” which is a common saying in Haitian Creole that means “if God wants.” By using this phase, Haitians daily dedicate their every action and intentions to the Lord. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please visit cocalicocoffeecrafters.com/coffee

SAVE THESE DATES for our upcoming fundraisers : 

July 9 @ 10AM – Chicken BBQ fundraiser to benefit the children’s home at Cocalico Coffee Crafters – 11 Long Ave, Ephrata.  (Along 272, beside Four Seasons Produce) 

September 9 @ 7:30PM – Penn Cinema Drive-In Fundraiser 

October 15 – The 2022 Hoedown for Haiti will be held at the Copper Horse Barn in Ephrata.   


Thank you all so much…for reading this, for praying for us, for giving financially…your support means probably more than you know. 

Happy Summer! Blessings to you and your families! 

Zacharie & Stevie Estime 

New Life Mission Haiti – Inc. Haitian Directors 

420 E Fulton Street, Ephrata PA 17522

717-847-5164

NewLifeMissionsHaiti@gmail.com

NewLifeMissionHaiti.com

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Looking back on 2021

I think it’s safe to say that these last two years have been almost unbelievable in many ways. From the pandemic starting in January 2020 to Haiti’s president’s assassination in July 2021, life feels almost like a blur of hard times and difficult circumstances.

Yet intertwined with those hardships we’ve created some beautiful memories and have had several exciting plans and dreams come to fruition – and we hope that you and your family can find the beauty and growth from these past 2 years as well. Learning to appreciate the small accomplishments or blips of happiness during hard times is not an easy feat, but when I’m struggling I almost always look to John 16:33 that says

“I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. BUT TAKE HEART! I have overcome the world.”

We at New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc. want to express out deepest gratitude to our Heavenly Father. If you speak any Haitian Creole than you have probably know the phrase “Si Bondye vle” which means “If God wants.” It is a phrase you will hear said in Haiti a hundred times a day if not more. When you say “I’ll see you tomorrow” to someone you would not say it without adding “If God wants” to the end of the phrase. It has always been something that has stuck out to me. For a long time I found it to be silly, almost dramatic, until I lived there long enough to understand its significance. The amount of credit and glory our Haitian family and friends give to God for every single aspect of their lives is incredible. And we want it to be known that though we have so much appreciation for our supporters , we give all the glory to our God for the work that he has had us help carry out in Haiti.

Some highlights from our year that we would love to share with you…

  • Our School Sponsorship program has helped pay for 74 children go to school and university. The program pays each child’s entire tuition, helped to buy uniforms, and provided school supplies.
This is Emmanuel, He has been in the program since its inception and is now in the 7th grade.
  • The Microfinancing program provided 6 small business loans to people in our community. Several of the participants are people who finished their repayment and were granted a new loan to further grow their businesses.
The small store of one of our loan receivers.
  • At the Children’s Home we became a certified “orphanage/foster home” by Haitian social services which is not an easy feat in Haiti. The children began to see a child psychologist about 6 months ago and are beginning to work through some of the traumas they each have experienced. Another highlight of this year was adding a health insurance plan and savings programs options for each of our staff. The home is providing 10 jobs: 2 house parents, 2 cooks, 2 guards, 3 people for laundry, and 1 school tutor. This year’s Hoedown was a great success and brought in over $22,000 for the children’s home.
Our Family and some of our staff at the children’s home.
  • The Medical Clinic aka “Cindy’s Clinic” is almost finished with construction. We still need to purchase/lay the ceramic flooring, finish up electrical work, paint, and do a few more cosmetic things – but this project has been completely funded and that is an incredible blessing. We hope to open the doors to the clinic in 2022.
Cindy’s Clinic
  • This year we raised almost $4,000 to provide meals to family’s in need this Christmas season. We were delayed in sending the funds to Haiti, but the families will be receiving their meals on New Years Eve & Day which is a much more celebrated holiday in Haiti.
A photo from our 2020 distribution

This video shows a brief recap of photos and videos from our last year.

We are so excited to see what God has in store for us and for Haiti this upcoming year. Here are some ways you can pray for us:

  1. The Estime family is still stateside as they await a safe opportunity to travel back to Haiti. We believe that God will do this when he sees fit. Pray for us to have patience in the waiting. Living in limbo can be really difficult and we long to return home as soon as possible.
  2. For our kids and loved ones in Haiti to be kept safe, remain healthy, and happy.
  3. For our different ministries to be able to continue even in our absence. We are so thankful to have such amazing staff taking care of things.
  4. For Haiti as a whole. For peace and healing across the country. For the leadership to seek God’s will for this country. Pray for the people who live in unimaginable suffering on a daily basis – for their hope to continue or be restored.

Other ways you can help…

There is always a financial need and we ask you to consider giving to New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc.

You can give online here : https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/81C05670E42A4CB

or donations can be made through the mail. Please include a note for what you would like to have your donation go towards.

Thank you all so much…for reading this, for praying for us, for giving financially…your support means probably more than you know.

Blessings to you are your families and Bon Ane! Happy New Year!

420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522

 717-847-5164

newlifemissionshaiti@gmail.com

Giving Tuesday 2021

What a year it’s been. Especially for Haiti. I’m sitting here trying to find the words to describe Haiti’s current state, how it got to this place, and what all has caused it and I’m honestly left speechless every time I try to do this. It feels like way too much to try to sum up into a couple of sentences. And to be honest, I don’t feel qualified. But what I can comment on is that through an incredibly tough year (or years, if I’m being honest) the ministries of New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc. have been able to continue and flourish. It’s an honor to be a part of and we give all the Glory to our good, good Father.

Today is #GivingTuesday. A “global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.”  We wanted to let you know of a couple ways you could bless our ministry today.

  1. Every year we raise money to provide meal packages to our community at Christmas time. Your donation of $30 would provide one family with a package of rice, beans, oil and bullion cubes. This has been an enormous blessing to our community every year and we are excited to do it again!

 Follow this link donation link and choose “Christmas Feeding Program” as your designation.

OR Mail in your donation to the address listed in the photo

2. For the third year in a row we have created an amazon Christmas Wish List for the kids in the Children’s Home. We have been incredibly blessed these past couple of years to have the gifts for the kids provided for. This year we have provided some wants and needs for the kids.

You can access the wish list here: https://www.amazon.com/registries/custom/47N6R9OONL9Q/guest-view

Our Precious Kids -Renelson (15), Claudelson (15), Pedline (10), Asmalie (9), & Bruno (16)

3. Zacharie & Stevana Estime and their 4 children are our full-time missionaries living in Haiti working as

Directors of the mission. With the cost of living getting higher every day in Haiti, they are in need of support.

 If you feel led to give to their family you can follow this donation link and choose “Estime family personal support” as your designation.

4. Solar Panel Fundraiser – Our electricity in Haiti is very unreliable (we have electric about 50% of the time), unsafe to use (we had several people in our village die from electrical shocks this past year) , and the current fluctuates constantly (which is killing our appliances!). We would love to get enough solar panels and batteries to run our whole property. We *estimate* this to cost around $20,000. We are about 1/4 of the way to meeting that goal and need your help to raise the remainder of these funds!

 Follow this link donation https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/9A9ABBE1B61A48D to donate online or send donations by mail with a note attached “for solar panels”

5. Maybe you are unable to give financially at this time and we get that! We also know that many people are strapped because it’s tough enough just to get all your gifts purchased.  One way you can bless our ministry is using Amazon Smile. By using the URL www.smile.amazon.com and choosing “New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc.” as your designated mission , a small portion of your purchases will go to us. Every little bit helps!

Thank You for considering choosing New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc. to give towards this #GivingTuesday!

Many Blessings to you and yours this Holiday Season!

New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc.

420 E. Fulton Street,

Ephrata, PA 17522

2021 Christmas Feeding Program

THE AUCTION IS NOW LIVE!

Our online silent auction is now live!!!

We have over 100 great items to choose from including vacation homes, photography sessions, massages, gift baskets, children’s toys, and more! Get your Christmas gifts now and support New Life Children’s Home at the same time!

https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/index.cfm?auctionID=22920

https://www.biddingowl.com/Auction/home.cfm?auctionID=22920

It will run today until this Friday, Oct. 22 at 8 pm. So set your alarms! 😉

Thank you all for your support!

Virtual Silent Auction

Our virtual silent auction is almost live!! All proceeds will go toward New Life Children’s Home to take care of all the needs of our wonderful kiddos.

It will take place on Tuesday, October 19th at 8:00 AM until Friday, October 22nd at 8:00 PM.

Take a sneak peek through the link and set your alarms for Tuesday (and then again for Friday night before it ends!)


We have everything from vacation homes, photography sessions, restaurant gift cards, gift baskets, art, several made in Haiti products, tools, and so much more! We have over 90 items to choose from and more are being added! Check out the link below!

https://www.biddingowl.com/NewLifeMissionHaitiInc

Thank you all for your support !!

You’re Invited – 2021 Hoedown for Haiti!

The 2021 Hoedown for Haiti, our annual fundraiser for New Life Children’s Home, is coming up and YOU ARE INVITED!

Here are the details!

Silent Auction = We had such success with last year’s online auction that we decided to do that again this year! The auction will be held Tuesday, October 19 until Friday, October 22, 2021. It will be accessible through our website, but we will also send a direct link in the days before the event. We had some AWESOME items available last year and we cannot wait to share what this year’s will be!

Check out some of the great products we had last year!

Gift card bundle
Homemade Gourmet Desserts
Tool Kit Bundle
Made in Haiti Products

Pork BBQ Dinner & Line Dancing = We are so excited to have the Hoedown in person this year and will be having dinner and line dancing at the beautiful Copper Horse Barn (Ephrata, PA). We will have a Pork BBQ (made by the famous local JR’s Brisket & BBQ) meal with some delicious sides like baked beans, coleslaw, and Jill Zimmerman’s cupcakes! After dinner there will be a chance to hear from our missionaries living in Haiti, Zacharie & Stevie Estime for an update on all things Haiti! THEN we will end our evening with line dancing with DJ Mike Michener! Tickets are a suggested minimum donation of $35 per person.

Here’s how to get your tickets…

  1. Print this form & mail it to “New Life Fellowship” 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522 –

OR

2. Purchase your tickets online here – www.egsnetwork.com/events/?eventid=51F93A41219E467

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our event coordinator, Mary Adamson at 7172863385 or email us at newlifemissionshaiti@gmail.com!

ALL funds raised through the event will go towards New Life Children’s Home!

We hope to see you there! Thank you for your support!

*If you are on our mailing list, you will receive a hard copy of the invite soon!*

Earthquake Update…`

A 7.2 – magnitude earthquake violently shook Haiti on August 14. Just 5 weeks after the assassination of their president, Jovenel Moise. It was even more powerful than the 7.0 magnitude earthquake of 2010 that killed nearly 300,000 people. This earthquake’s epicenter, Petit Trou de Nippes, is a less densely populated area of the country. About 80 miles west of Port Au Prince. Two cities that have reported major devastation are Les Cayes and Jeremie, which are located in Haiti’s southern peninsula. Two cities that are still rebuilding since the devastating hurricane Matthew of 2016. As of this morning, there have been 1,297 reported deaths so far with thousands of others injured. Hundreds, maybe thousands, of homes and buildings are completely destroyed.

We felt the earthquake here in Charrier but, by the grace of God, experienced no injuries or structural damages. Zacharie’s family members were not directly affected either. The kids are definitely shook up and you can feel the tension in the air as there are many who suffer from the trauma of their experience with the 2010 earthquake. Zacharie and his sister Antas included as they were both in Port au Prince that day.

The aftershocks on the day of the August 14 earthquake had everyone nervous, so we decided to camp out together in our yard. Waking up the next morning with all my kids close by made me so thankful for our big yard to be able to do that.

We have been closely following the relief efforts that are taking place right now. At this time we do not have plans to start our own relief efforts, but we wanted to make recommendations on some worthy organizations to give toward right now. These are pre existing organizations that are already established and working in country. We encourage you to consider giving toward smaller scale orgs as large non profits usually have a huge overhead and the funds that actually make it to Haiti would be only a small percentage of your donation.

Here are some great organizations to consider giving toward right now:

  1. Hero Rescue Haiti https://www.heroclientrescue.com/ is a 24/7 emergency medical ambulance and medevac service here in country that is already working to help treat and transport the injured to major hospitals. Follow the donate link on their website.
  2. Haiti Air Ambulance https://www.haitiairambulance.org/ is a nonprofit dedicated to providing emergency helicopter services in country that has also already been working in the affected areas. Donations can be made on their website
  3. Hope for Haiti https://hopeforhaiti.com/ is an org in Les Cayes that has been established for 30+ years. They have a full short and long term recovery plan on their website and are posting updates about their relief efforts frequently. Follow the link to donate.
  4. Little Footprints, Big Stepshttps://littlefootprintsbigsteps.com/ is an org that “protects vulnerable children in Haiti by reuniting families and empowering them with resources and opportunities to build a self sufficient future.” They are working to help as many as possible affected by the earthquake and donations can be made on their website.

I’m sure there are MANY worthy organizations right now, but here are just a few that we have been aware of that are working right now to help those affected by this earthquake. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Above all, please join us in prayer over this country. Haiti really cant seem to catch a break. Yes, these people are amazingly resilient which they’ve proven time and time again. But they are still human and they can only handle so much.

Thank you all for your continuous support.

Some information was taken from this article https://www.nytimes.com/live/2021/08/14/world/haiti-earthquake

The Hoedown for Haiti 2021

Hello everyone! It’s that time again !

The Hoedown for Haiti is our annual fundraiser to support New Life Children’s Home. ALL proceeds go toward foods, our kids’ daily needs, paying our 10 amazing Haitian staff members, keeping up with house & vehicle maintenance, gas, propane, EVERYTHING! As you can imagine, it all adds up fast.

See all the details for the event below…

We have some needs for this event…

Would you or your business like to sponsor the event? All sponsors will receive recognition for their generosity at the event, on our website, and in our newsletter. In addition, sponsors who give $100 or more will receive 2 tickets for the event. Please make your checks payable to New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc., 420 East Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522 with a note attached stating it’s for the “Hoedown for Haiti sponsor donation.”

We are also looking for donations for our silent auction. Donations may include but are not limited to gift cards, services, themed baskets, monetary gifts, event tickets, etc. Donors will receive recognition of their generosity in our newsletter and on our website. Donations can be picked up by one of our team members by calling or emailing, or may be delivered to the above listed address.

If you or someone you know can help us out with a business sponsor or a silent auction please call Mary Adamson at 7172863385 or email us at newlifemissionshaiti@gmail.com. Thank you in advance for your support!

Thank you for helping us take care of these awesome kids we get to call ours!