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!
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…
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 email@example.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!*
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:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support!
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
Aaron E. Martin Auction Services / Ephrata, PA
MN Zimmerman Company / Ephrata, PA
Leon & Diane Newswanger
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!
TO GOD BE THE GLORY!
We wanted to let you know that the auction is NOW LIVE!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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:
**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!!