New Life Mission - Haiti, Inc.

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!

An update I struggled to write.

I have struggled to sit down and put into words what is going on in Haiti. I used to think I had a way with words, but currently, I’m just feeling too tired. Or too sad to try to write something that explains things but is also encouraging. 

As many of you probably already know, last Wednesday on July 7th the president of Haiti was assassinated in his home. His wife was also injured, but was able to survive the attack. I won’t begin to try to explain the who, what, where, and why of it all because with all the different stories coming out there is no way to know what is truth. But a simple google search can give you some answers.

My heart hurts for Haiti and its people.  With all they’ve been through these last 3 years, it just seems unfair. There has been almost constant civil unrest and gang violence, and people can no longer feel safe doing a simple task like going to work, to market or sending their kids to school. Another struggle is that inflation has once again caused prices to skyrocket. Some foods are more than double what we would have paid just last year. In a country where people live off an average of $2 US per day, how can you expect them to be able to feed their families? Gas is not available because the town of Martissant in Port au Prince has been taken over by gangs. People are fleeing from their homes and living on the streets. A main road runs right through that town and the gas trucks are unable to pass to deliver to the rest of the country. So many businesses are hurting because they are unable to function without their generators.  And now the leader of their country is gone. Though he wasn’t very popular, it does not take away the fears of what this lack of structure could mean for the country. I asked Madanm Vide, Zacharie’s mother, how she is feeling about it all, and she said, “How can we carry on like this? It doesn’t seem possible.” It really doesn’t.

It feels like everyone is just holding their breath, waiting to see what disaster will strike next.

So what next? We don’t know. As for us, we will keep doing ministry, keep building the medical clinic, keep on keeping on as long as the Lord allows us to. We feel safe where we are, and we are thankful to be a part of a wonderful community here in Charrier.

Please pray for us as we are striving to encourage those around us in a time that feels so unsure and unsteady. We trust that the Lord is in control, and we are trying to encourage those around us to do the same. Please pray for the people of Haiti to have hope, and to not lose their faith. Pray for the leaders left in this country to unite together to propel Haiti forward in a positive direction. For the family of the president as they mourn a husband & father. For the entire country to prosper!

We also recognize that it is not only in Haiti that tensions are high. All around the world, people are struggling and fighting to survive. While I, Stevie, was in the US in April I reached out to a couple people for encouragement. After explaining some of my personal struggles, not one but 3 different people prayed the same set of verses over me.

Ephesians 6: 11-18 reads

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.”

They reminded me that every single day is a battle. God and Satan are in a battle for YOUR mind and soul. Every single day we must wake up and make a choice to choose Jesus and choose joy in the midst of our heartaches and struggles. We must! Or why would this life be worth living? Put on your armor every morning and be prepared to fight.  Be on guard because your heart is on the line. Look at your strengths and use them. Figure out what your weaknesses are and lean on those who can help! And guys, we don’t know how much time we have left here on earth, so take each day as an opportunity to love and encourage those around you. Because we all know there isn’t a single person out there with a perfect life and we all need Christ!

I want to say how grateful we are for every thought, every prayer, and every dollar sent our way. Words will never be able to express how thankful we are.

Please keep them coming. 

We love you all,

Zacharie & Stevie Estime

Chicken BBQ Fundraiser

We are so close to FINALLY being done with construction of Cindy’s Medical Clinic. We cannot wait to be able to open our doors. We have been so blessed on this journey to have so much support from you all and we can not say Thank You enough! Cindy would without a doubt so excited to see this of hers dream coming to fruition. We can just hear her cheering us on from heaven! God has been so very faithful to our mission over the years and we are continually blown away by his goodness!

We are having a Chicken BBQ fundraiser on July 17, 2021 to raise money for the remaining construction costs. Here is all the information you need. If you have any questions please reach out!

#GivingTuesday

Happy December to our dear friends,

What a year it has been! Many ups and many downs, but so many reasons to be thankful!

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.

Christmas Feeding Program – Some of the families that we were able to bless last year!
  1. Every year we raise money to provide meal packages to our community at Christmas time. Your donation of $25 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 below listed address and include a note stating what the donation is for.

Our beautiful Kids! Renelson, Claudelson, Pedline, Asmalie & Bruno

2. For the second year in a row we have created an amazon Christmas Wish List for the kids in the Children’s Home. We were incredibly blessed by this last year and some people asked if we would be doing it again this year!

Click this link: New Life Children’s Home Amazon Wish List to see what the kids are asking for!

Our current mission vehicle has seen better days!!

3. We have been spending a ton of money on vehicle repairs lately. More days than none ALL of our vehicles are broken down We really need to purchase a more reliable mission vehicle! We hope to purchase a 4-door Nissan or Toyota truck.

You can click this donation link and choose “Mission Vehicle” as your designation.

OR Mail in your donation to the below listed address and include a note stating what the donation is for.

The Estime Family

4. 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.

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

717-869-3537

“Holed up for Haiti” Fundraiser

This year’s fundraiser for New Life Children’s Home was a HUGE success!

When we had to cancel our normal “Hoedown” event, we have to say, we was discouraged. In years past, this event raises funds to cover a large percentage of our annual budget. But we prayed and we gave it to God. And man, did he provide!

The event brought in more than $49,000. That’s right – MORE THAN 49,000! In the years prior, the most we ever made with this event was $27,000. So to make THAT much in a year like this one (you all know what I mean) was just mind blowing. Our silent auction made about 3x more than it usually does. It was just amazing. It brings us so much peace in knowing how this will allow us to take care of the kids in the best way possible!

We want to take a moment to thank EVERYONE who gave their time to help whether on our committee, with the silent auction or the meal. Without you, this event could not happen!

THANK YOU to our event sponsors!

Zartman Erosion Control Products

JTK Trades, LLC

Lichty Brothers, Inc.

HERSHEY SURVEYING INC.

Aaron E. Martin Auction Services / Ephrata, PA

MN Zimmerman Company / Ephrata, PA

Leon & Diane Newswanger

Rocky Ridge Auto Sales
Scratch Bakes

Shear Joy Salon / Stevens, PA

Keller Bros Ford

We would also like to thank these businesses who donated to our silent auction!!

AB Martin , Aimee Weaver Designs, Artist Amanda Bedeaux, Ashlee Zimmerman Photography, Bee Still Crochet, Brownstone Colonial Inn, Bomberger’s Store, Chef Jason Zimmerman, DJ Mike Michener, Eve’s Photography, Farmhouse Market, Foxchase Golf Club, Fox Meadows, Go N Bananas, Goods Store, Hidden Hill Sweets, Hidden Hill Suites AirBnb, Haven of Grace Beach House, Horning’s Hut, Island Time Restaurant, Janae Rose Photography, Joscelynn Martin with Young Living, John Wright Restaurant, Ken Krafts, Lancaster Sweet Shop, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Longwood Gardens, Mama Pizza & Grill, Muddy Creek Studio, Nick Johnson Photography, Park Place Diner, Paul B Zimmerman’s, Reflections Restaurant, Salon Intuitions LLC, Scratch Bakes, Serenity Day Spa, Shady Maple, Sonic of Ephrata, PA; Studio 311, Whistlin’ Cup Coffee, Woodcrest Retreat, Yoder’s Country Market, & Youphoria Salon & Spa

There were also MANY friends donated items or created baskets to auction off – THANK YOU SO MUCH!

We had a great turn out for our Pork BBQ meal! Thank you JR’s Brisket & BBQ in Ephrata, PA for making the pork! All of our side dishes/dessert were made by our AWESOME committee ! Also thank you to these grocery stores for helping to make the meal possible – Weavers Market, Ebenezers, Sharp Shopper (Ephrata & Leola, PA), Giant (Ephrata, Lititz, & Lancaster), Redners, & Weis (Lititz, Ephrata, Manheim, Wyomissing Blvd, & Paper Mill Road)!

Thank you to Jordan High for creating our invitation!

Thank you to our hometown church family New Life Fellowship for letting us use your building for the event!

We are so blessed to have such an amazing support system that gives us the ability to raise these beautiful kids! Words can not express our full gratitude!

Bruno, Renelson, Pedline, Asmalie & Claudelson

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

The Auction is NOW live!

Hey everybody!
We wanted to let you know that the auction is NOW LIVE! 


Access the auction with this link!

We have SO many great items (127 to be exact) and there is something for the whole family!  We have a Maryland boating/fishing trip, vacation rentals, an airplane tour of the hudson river, a ton of gift certificates and SO much more!  Go check it out!

Think about it – You can take care of your Christmas shopping AND be supporting a cause at the same time! How awesome is that?


Bidding closes this Thursday, November 5th at 9pm. Happy Bidding!


Access the auction with this link!

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Our silent auction is almost live!

We are 8 days away from our online silent auction to benefit! You can now preview the items on the auction website. More items are being added every day!

Click here to access the auction website!

We have lots of great items like a Maryland fishing trip, 4 different photography sessions, a local Lititz AirBnB stay, A Raystown Cabin rental, Delaware Beach Trip, and so many more great baskets… see the photos below!

Click here to access the auction website!

Click here to access the auction website!

Click here to access the auction website!

We are also having a Pork BBQ Sandwich Meal (served with mac n cheese, baked beans, cole slaw, whoopie pie and drink) available for pick up on

Friday, November 6th at 5-8 pm at

New Life Fellowship Church, 420 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, PA 17522

THANK YOU all for your support! It truly means the world today!

Holed up for Haiti!

Hey Everyone! We want to start off by saying Thank You for following along on this journey with us! The fact that you’re reading this blog update shows your support for our work in Haiti and that mean the world to us!

We want to invite you all to our annual fundraiser for New Like Children’s Home!

This year’s fundraiser will look different (because of Covid19, of course)…

We will having a virtual silent auction from Monday, November 2 – Thursday, November 5 (that’s a little change from the flyer above). You will be able to bid online on some great items! So far we have a beach house, cabin stay and local airbnb that will be available to bid on. There will also be a fishing trip in OCMD, private children’s art lessons, Longwood gardens tickets and some other great awesome baskets or gifts cards! You won’t want to miss it and the best part is you don’t have to purchase a ticket to participate – you can bid online, even right from your phone! The link can be found on our website http://www.newlifemissionhaiti.com!

Secondly, we will be having a Pork BBQ meal available for pick up or dine in on the evening of Friday, November 6th at New Life Fellowship church in Ephrata from 5-8pm. We, the Estime Family, will be in attendance and would love to see all of you there! We do know that many have concerns attending an event due to the pandemic. So, you can drop by and pick up a meal OR you can dine in with us and hear an update about the children’s home and the mission. If you would like to dine in PLEASE call Mary at 7172863385 to make a reservation. Reservations are necessary to respect social distancing recommendations. There is a suggested minimum donation of $15/meal.

You can purchase tickets online: https://www.egsnetwork.com/events/?eventid=1C685F9DD2D14DF

OR you can purchase through the mail:

  1. Print this flyer linked below
  2. Fill out bottom portion
  3. Mail bottom portion and payment to “New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc.” 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522.

**If you are unable to attend/participate in the event but would still like to donate toward our mission, tax-deductible donations can be made online at https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/48F73DAFD9194BF OR mailed to “New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc.” 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522. Please attach a note specifying what the donation is to go toward. **

Again, thank you for your support!! We hope to see you there!!

Looking for donations!

Like most events around the world, our annual fundraiser for New Life Children’s Home will look different this year…

Because of the coronavirus and the ever-changing rules and regulations surrounding it, we have decided to have a

Virtual Silent Auction from November 2- 6, 2020

as well as a

Pork BBQ meal (with a dine-in or pick up option) on the evening of November 6.

Business owners – Would you be interested in sponsoring this event? Any donation of $100 or more would receive 5 free meal tickets as well as advertising through out website, social media pages, and at the events. Please email us at newlifemissionshaiti@gmail.com for more information!

We are looking for donations for our virutal silent auction. Could you help us? Whether it be a gift basket, service, handmade goods, etc. we would greatly appreciate it!

Here are some ideas of what could be donated. We would love to have a lot of unique items to appeal to everyone! :

  • Do you have a small business that makes goods or could offer a gift card?
  • Grocery Store gift cards
  • Gift Baskets
  • Handmade goods
  • Tickets – zoo, theater, amusement parks, etc.
  • Art or cooking/baking lessons, etc.
  • Vacation home or cabin stay
  • professional photography sessions
  • If you’re a chef you could cook a meal for a family
  • If you have a boat maybe you could offer a boat ride, wakeboarding or fishing trip
  • Cleaning Services
  • Do you raise animals? You could offer professionally butchered meat (or eggs!)
  • Maybe you have cut firewood or wood availabe to cut that you could donate ?

There are so many options! Please email us at newlifemissionshaiti@gmail.com if you’re interested!

And if you can’t donate – we understand! However, save the dates for our fundraiser. Even if you can’t give, we would appreciate your prayers that we could still have a successful event!

Virtual Silent Auction from November 2- 6, 2020

as well as a

Pork BBQ meal (with a dine-in or pick up option) on the evening of November 6.

Thank you and many blessings to you all!

Preparing for crisis mode…

Since Haiti’s first reported cases back in March we have been semi-quarantined at home with our kids and part of Zacharie’s family. Which means we (the adults) go out as little as possible and keep the kids inside the compound. There’s currently 25 of us living on the compound. Fourteen kids and 10 adults! A little exhausting but we have started the kids on a schedule that helps us to pass the days inside our four walls. (Thank you all for your suggestions on how to create a schedule for the kids!) All staff who do not live with us on the property, with exception of our nighttime guard, are not coming to work. We will continue to pay all our employees as long as we can, but it’s hard to say how long we’ll be able to do that with the increasing food prices, etc. We’ve been going to market once a week, very early in the morning. But the vendors are fewer each time and the prices are that much higher each week. As long as the Haiti borders are closed, we anticipate these prices to continue to rise.

Zacharie and I have been thinking how we can best serve our community during this trying time. Studies are showing that they expect the worst of the virus to hit Haiti in July. There are currently 310 cases and 20 deaths in Haiti according to https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/. With Haiti’s very poor health system its hard to say how accurate that number is. But here is our plan:

  • Hand out reusable masks – The president is currently requiring everyone to wear masks when in public. We are looking at a cost of $3/mask. We would like to have a local seamstress make 300+ masks to hand out to people in our community.
  • Hand out Food Packages – $30 would allow us to provide a family with a rice, beans, and oil to last a couple days. We would love to donate to as many people as possible in our community, but we plan to start with folks from our local church which is about 40 different families.

If you feel lead to give to this cause you can:

  1. Follow this link: https://secure.egsnetwork.com/donate/48F73DAFD9194BF
  2. Click “new life mission haiti inc general fund” as your designation
  3. Put in note field that the donation is for “covid19 assistance”
  4. OR you can mail in donations to: New Life Mission – Haiti, Inc., 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, PA 17522. Please attach a note saying what the donation is for!

Thank you for your kind consideration. We know this season has not been easy on anyone and we appreciate the support we continue to receive during this difficult time!

Another need…

Our kiddos at the children’s home are in need of some new clothing. It blows my mind how fast we go through clothing here, but when you play hard in the sun outside all day then handwash your clothing, it wears out quick. It is difficult to find the right sizes here or in good condition for the right price so we are reaching out to ya’ll to see if you maybe have things to donate or would be willing to purchase for our kids.

Here are our clothing requests:

  • BOYS (size medium, large, XL or adult small)
    • Underwear, size medium and large (new)
    • Socks, boys shoe sizes range from 5-7
    • T-shirts or tank tops
    • Athletic shorts, cargo shorts
    • Dress shirts (long sleeve or short sleeve) or polos
    • dress pants
    • Belts
    • Boys ties or bowties
    • Light hooded jacket or sweatshirt
    • Jeans or light sweatpants
    • Sneakers adult size 5,6,7, or 8
    • Dress shoes adult size 5,6,7, or 8
  • GIRLS (sizes xs,s,m,l)
    • T-shirts & tank tops/camisoles
    • Shorts, skirts, bike shorts,jeans, or leggings
    • Socks
    • Underwear (new)
    • Light hooded sweatshirt or jackets
    • Dresses (for play or for church)
    • Headbands or barretes (new)
    • Shoes/sneakers/sandals kids size 13, 1, 2, 3
  • Other needs:
    • Basketball (2)
    • Over the door hooks or wall hooks
    • Bins that fit under bed (10)
    • Birthday supplies (balloons, streamers, napkins and plates of any colors) *to keep on hand

*I want to say this in the nicest way possible… We appreciate donations so very much, however many times clothing that is donated has been well loved and have holes and/or stains. So we are asking for lightly used clothes that have a lot of life in them yet as we have to spend money to ship them to Haiti and we want it to be worth the cost! Thank you for understanding.

To coordinate donation drop off you can contact our admin assistant Nancy at 7178693537 or newlifemissionh@gmail.com

Here’s a photo of our silly crew. Thank you SO very much for your support! LOVE YA’LL!