Shalom Christian Missions
Shalom Christian Missions

August/Sept 2019 Newsletter

As the Deer Pants for Water, so I Long for You

We thank you for the many prayers that have gone out for rain for our parched land. A lack of rain for almost a month and life becomes very difficult for this farming community. The community has begun to discuss water rationing of the well water. Our water retention tanks have long gone dry, forcing the children to use the well water for bathing and washing clothes, and to go without on some days.

A little rain has come the last few days, giving hope that relief is in sight. Please continue your prayers for rain.

As the community waits and prays for rain, often the cults will turn to the false gods to bring rain. They often make various sacrifices to these gods to bring forth rain, all the while claiming they worship Jesus, our living Lord. We don't have to go to Africa to see these same practices as we see many people who claim to be Christians in the U.S. who worship many other gods and then wonder why God seems so far away. How confused many religions have become.

As you pray for rains to come to quench this parched land, also pray for these false religions to be exposed in people's hearts, and that the people would long for the living water that can only be provided by our Lord and Savior.

"As the deer pants for water, so I long for you, O God."  Psalm 42:1

Our Children's Choir

Our Children's Choir enjoying beauty after their lives seemed destroyed.

If you would like to hear them singing, we would be happy to bring them to you via video.
Contact us TODAY!

Volunteer Days

We are excited to announce that we will begin having monthly volunteer days. This is a chance for those in our area to come on out and help us do some of the work it takes to keep this ministry going.

Volunteer Days will be held the second Saturday of each month from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. We will end with a luncheon. Can't come for the full time, no problem.

If you would like more information, contact us.

Mark your calendars - the next Volunteer Day is Saturday September 14, 2019! We hope that we will get to see many of you sometime during our Volunteer Days.

Mission Expedition 2020

Now is the time to submit your application and start planning for February and July of 2020.
Spend your days immersed in the culture and lives of the children who call New Beginnings Children's Center HOME.

Show the love of Jesus to a remote community through home visits to their modest mud houses while taking supplies to the poorest widows.
Change their lives AND change your life...FOREVER!

Our short-term missionaries enjoy an overnight safari on the world famous Masai Mara.
July/August teams often experience the migration season.

Our missionaries stay in missionary housing of brick construction on the secure grounds of our children's center, in a very beautiful, remote part of Kenya.

Youth groups, families, singles, are all welcome.

2020 Winter Trip!

February 15 - February 29, 2020* (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket
January 29 - February 29, 2020* (1 month) $2000 + airline ticket
*All dates are tentative until airfare is booked.
Looking for other dates? Contact us.

2020 Summer Trip!

July 17 - August 2, 2020* (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket (currently some great deals on airline)
July 3 - August 2, 2020* (1 month) $2000 + airline ticket
*All dates are tentative until airfare is booked.
Looking for other dates? Contact us.
There is still time to apply but do so quickly!!

Travel as a group OR travel alone and make new friends who will serve with you.
Discounts for leaders (of groups of 10 or more) and we do all the training/planning. Make plans to bring your whole group.
(Must be 13 or older to travel without a parent or guardian.)
Set up the dates NOW while there is plenty of space open.
Visit our Missions Page for an application or call 717-586-6945.

All dates are tentative until airfare is booked.
Can't make these dates? Contact us for other dates.

This is a unique opportunity to experience life in a very remote part of the world.
Don't pass it up!


For those who would like to spend a month or more with us, you can request to come as an intern.
As an intern, you will be assigned a certain job to do while you are at New Beginnings.
 Must be over 18 years of age to apply as an intern.
Is God calling you to journey with Him to this remote part of the Africa and experience His world?

Visit our Long-term Mission Opportunities page to learn more about Internships and Long-term missions and get ready to serve.

Long-term mission opportunities available.
Come LIVE in Kenya!
Contact our office for details!

New Beginnings News

School News

Primary School
Our primary school is moving forward and the children are getting a firm education to help them as they go through life. 8th grade is working hard to be prepared for their national exams in November.

8th grade students work together on a project.

Secondary School
Our secondary school received recognition for the highest scoring private school in our district for geography. We hope to see this recognition for all subjects in the near future. Here our students are taking their first end term Chemistry exams in our new Science Lab.

Our new Science Lab is such a blessing.

Project Development News

Next up on our list of needs for development is the need for our preschool classrooms.
Currently our 3 preschool classes are crowded into one classroom with a plywood divider between them. We have about 40 children attending and we are bursting at our seams with no room to grow. The excavation has begun but we cannot move forward without your help.

Here is what is estimated to be our need for our preschool:
(Please note: we have changed the way we will build this according to what works best with our contractor. Instead of one classroom at a time, he prefers to build all of the foundation, walls, etc at the same time.)

Phase IV
Building for their future!        
Preschool                                            Total          Donated                 Balance needed   
Foundation/substructure                     $7,000             $200                       $6,800
Walls                                                   $7,000                 $0                       $7,000
Roof                                                    $7,000                 $0                       $7,000
Finish coat and windows                    $7,000                 $0                       $7,000     
Bath house and water tank                  $3,000          $1,000                       $2,000      
                                                          $31,000          $1,200                     $29,800
We really need your help to get our preschool building started!!
Can you help build for their Future?
Please help us kick off the building of the preschool for our youngest children
Donate TODAY!

"Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness."
2 Corinthians 9:10

We have had to use some of our building fund to take care of two emergency needs. We needed to get a water catchment tank to help stop flooding in our new primary classrooms AND we needed to build a new boys bathing house after the last one was blown down during a storm.

Please join us in praying for finances for all these projects!
You can make a donation to our Building Fund here!

Child of the Month

Meet Sharif!


Sharif is 11 years old and in 6th grade. He is an average student. Sharif came to us in 2018 as an emergency case. His mother is in prison and his father has neglected him and left him in the care of a step-mother who also neglects him. Sharif has found a safe home at New Beginnings and a place to grow. However, he is in desperate need of a sponsor. Please pray for Sharif to find a sponsor.
Visit our Child Sponsorship page to become Sharif's sponsor TODAY!

College/University Scholarship Program

Currently we have 2 students in our intern/scholarship program.
This year's intern/scholarship recipients are Geoffrey and Timothy.
Geoffrey, who was an intern in 2018 and is currently in university, is studying to be a teacher with his major in English.
Timothy has been accepted at a university and recently changed his major to teaching. He began his classes in May.

Timothy helping a student find some information.

Things are looking so much brighter for these students because someone gave them a chance.
Please keep them in prayer.
Donate to our College/University Scholarship Fund to help give them and others an amazing future.
(You can donate to the scholarship fund for a certain student or a general donation to the Scholarship Fund. If a student goes over and above what is needed, the funding will help another student in need.)

Children in Need

We Praise God that Alphonse, Emily, Linet and Charles are now fully sponsored. AND Beryl has found a partial sponsor.
Currently we have 16 children living at New Beginnings who are in need of full sponsors. We also have 15 children in need of a partial sponsor.

To remain in our program, we need your help to find them sponsors.
Visit our Child Sponsorship page to view more children in need.
Please share this great need with your family and friends.

Meet Clinton!

Clinton is 14 and in 8th grade. His mother died during the birth of his little brother. His father neglected him and his siblings after her death. Clinton needs a partial sponsor. For $40 a month, you can be an answer to prayer for Clinton.

A child is praying...are you the answer?
100% of all sponsor donations go to help the children.

Meet Dorothy!

Dorothy is 16 years old and in 10th grade. Her mother is deceased and her father is unable to provide proper care for her. She has 2 years left in our program and is in great need of a full sponsor ($80 a month) but if you can help with partial sponsorship ($40 a month) that would help, too.

A child is praying...are you the answer?
100% of all sponsor donations go to help the children.

Meet Beryl!

Beryl is 5 years old and in preschool. Since her mother's death she has come to live with us. Her father is unable to care for her. She has lost her sponsor and is currently in need of a partial sponsor. For just $40 a month, you can change her life.

A child is praying...are you the answer?
100% of all sponsor donations go to help the children.


"..when you did it to the least of were doing it to me!" Matthew 25:40

If you would like to sponsor a child, you can do
so through our Child Sponsorship Page
or send a personal check to our address:
Shalom Christian Missions
1255 Mill Creek Rd
York, PA  17404
You can BE THE DIFFERENCE in the life of a child!

Shalom Christian Missions is a 501(c)3 non- profit organization,
dedicated to serving children in need throughout the world.
All donations are tax deductible.

Special Thanks to our Supporters:

A & R Rental Center - York, PA
Freedom Wireless - York, PA
Abundant Life Ministries - Pulaski, VA
Ann Downing Ministries - Hendersonville, TN
Christ American Baptist Church Youth - Spring Grove, PA
Christ American Baptist Church - Spring Grove, PA
Crestline UMC Children - Crestline, OH    
Crestline UMC - Crestline, OH      
Eagle Christian Ministries - York, PA
Elisha's Home and Ministries - Montrose, PA
First Baptist Church - Smithville, TX
First Evangelical Lutheran Church Youth - Chambersburg, PA
First United Church of Christ - Schuykill Haven, PA
Harvest Chapel Children's Ministry - Abbottstown, PA
Mansfield Christian School - Mansfield, OH  
Trinity Lutheran Church - Crestline, OH  
Zion Bible Church - York, PA
We would like to add your business or ministry to our list!
Contact us TODAY!!
May God bless you as you pray and give to help the children!
Donations may be made through PayPal
or you may send your donation to:
Shalom Christian Missions
1255 Mill Creek Rd
York, PA 17404
(717) 586-6945