Shalom Christian Missions
Shalom Christian Missions

January 2021 Newsletter

A New Year

I hope that all of you are doing well in the New Year. 2020 was an interesting year and I think we could all use a little calmer 2021.

We finished the year out at our home with the well known virus this past year. We are grateful to the Lord for bringing us through it with little more than flu symptoms. I know that is not always the case with some people and we are thankful that we managed to have it only inconvenience us for a while.

This past year was a crazy year but the one thing we found over and over that we could rely on was that Jesus is the same today, tomorrow, and always. He will not leave us or forsake us. We can remain steadfast holding on to Him as our Rock. May we all remember that as we go into this new year, new life, new roads. God's got this!!

Our prayer for this year is that we are able to help more children, through more sponsors. Currently we have about 100 children hoping and praying for someone to sponsor them. This doesn't happen by accident, it happens through YOU!

Please consider having us come to your home to meet with others and share in a time of prayer and information about what is happening at New Beginnings. These small gatherings are the perfect way to help us get the word out during this time. Contact us to come to your home to share in the near future. Our other prayer is to get our teams back up and going. We have space on our summer team and we hope that you will consider joining us in the near future. Contact us if you have any questions, and get ready to GO!

Opportunities to Support SCM

Giving Tuesday

We are happy to report that Giving Tuesday brought in over $4,000 towards our building fund. We are so thankful to all of you who have given and to God who continues to do over and above our expectations to see this project continue. THANK YOU!!

Prayer Partners

Please continue your prayers for our ministry to the orphans of Kenya. If you or your church are not currently on our Prayer Warriors list, contact us so that we can be sure to add you. We have weekly prayer requests going out. We have also started something new - gathering for a time of fellowship and prayer. We would be honored to come to your location, whether it is at your home or church, for a gathering. They are just very blessed times and we appreciate them so much.

We have brought several new children into our primary school who are in great need of sponsors. Currently they are not sponsored, but we are covering their school tuition to attend school until we can find them a sponsor. So many of these children are in desperate situations and without help they will have no chance of a positive future. Please keep them all in prayer.

Wendy is now fully sponsored and we PRAISE GOD for that. We still have children in need of sponsors. Visit our Sponsorship page to view more waiting children. One of the greatest ways you can become involved is by giving a child the gift of HOPE. For just $40/month YOU can make a difference in a child's life. 

Keep praying and praising God!! He is the author and finisher of all things. Nothing ever happens that surprises Him! He is our rock!

Donations Needed

Operation Christmas Shoes

Thank you to everyone who gave to help Operation Christmas Shoes this year. We have reached our goal for each child to get a uniform AND some extra to purchase some text books for the children.

Soccer Uniforms

We are also blessed to have had someone donate soccer uniforms. We know they will be so appreciated this year when the children go out to play soccer at other schools. THANK YOU!!


We are still collecting undergarments. Our greatest need is for bras and camisoles (with the inner bra). We also need PJ's. These can be new or gently used. Our girls really appreciate these and put them to good use.

Host a Gathering!


One of our thank you gifts for hosting a gathering!

Can YOU host a gathering? A gathering is a special time for fellowship and prayer for what God is doing at New Beginnings. They are easy and a great blessing. You don't need to have a lot of people join you- just a few friends who would like to join in praying for us. Contact us for more information and take the next step to get involved. We need you!

Mission Expedition 2021

We have a summer team already planning for 2021. Join us and check out what God is doing up close and personal. It will change your life and their lives. 

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!

2021 Summer Trip Dates

July 24, 2021- Aug 7, 2021* (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket
July 10, 2021-Aug 7, 2021* (1 month) $2000+ airline ticket
*All dates are tentative until airfare is booked.

2022 Winter Trip Dates

February 15 - February 28, 2022* (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket
January 29 -  February 28, 2022* (1 month) $2000 + airline ticket
*All dates are tentative until airfare is booked.

 Visit our Missions page for more details or to download an application. You can also call us at 717-586-6945 for more information.

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.
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. Interns 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. Find details at our Long-term Missions page.

Contact our office for details!

Child of the Month - Kenneth


Kenneth is 12 years old. He is a total orphan. He lives with his elderly grandparents who are struggling to care for him. He is in need of a partial sponsor. Is God calling you to help?
Pray for Kenneth to remain in good health and for a sponsor.
For just $40 a month, you can BE THE DIFFERENCE!

Visit our Child Sponsorship page to become Kenneth's sponsor TODAY!

News from New Beginnings

Primary & Secondary School News

Our schools are completely back in session and everyone is very excited and very happy. I don't think I have ever seen our children so excited to return to class.

Our 4th grade, 8th grade, and 12th grade are working hard and preparing for their national exams in March/April. Please cover them in prayer as they prepare for these important exams. 

Project Development News

Our biggest building need is classrooms for our preschool. We are sure our small space for our preschool will stop us from holding class for our youngest children once the schools reopen. YOUR HELP IS AN URGENT NEED!! Please help us meet our goals so that we can continue to serve our children and the children of this community that attend our preschool.

Estimated need for our preschool:

Phase IV
Building for their future!

Preschool                                  Total             Donated            Balance needed         
Classroom 1                             $7,000              $7,000           Under Construction
Classroom 2                             $7,000              $7,000           Under Construction
Classroom 3                             $7,000              $3,700                   $3,300
Office, tables, etc.                    $7,000                  $0                      $7,000
Bath house and water tank       $3,000              $3,000                Completed                
                                                 $31,000           $20,700                 $10,300

Special thank you to all who have donated to help build our preschool. With your help, we have the funds to begin construction on two of the classrooms!

Can you help us get the third classroom finished? 

Any size donation will help us reach our goal. 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

Please join us in praying for finances for this project!

College/University Scholarship Program /The Next Step Program

Recently we have had several of our high school graduates contact us who are in great need of help to go the next step. For some as they finish our program, they have found jobs or family that will help them get to the next step but sometimes our graduates really need just that extra hand up.

We have decided that with the help of many of you we can help these young people go on to a vocational school to help them reach that next level. If you would like to give to help these graduates, your one time or monthly donation of any size will make it possible. Currently we have 2 young ladies who are waiting for the opportunity to take that next step. If you would like to help either one, I know it would be greatly appreciated.


Jane is one of our high school graduates who really tried to go on her own. She is a total orphan and her aunt, who is technically her guardian, is unable to help her go further. Jane is the mother to one of our youngest children, Amara. She is really trying hard to stay connected with her daughter but is unable to care for her needs. She would like to attend a vocational school to help her get a job where she can learn and progress in her life for her future and the future of her daughter. 


Sharon is one of our high school graduates who has really tried to move forward on her own but has not succeeded. She too is a total orphan and although she has been able to find various odd jobs since she graduated, she has not been able to earn what is needed to attend a vocational school to specialize in accounting and bookkeeping, which is what she would really like to do in her life. 

Other college/university students that are currently receiving help to continue on are Brighton, Geoffrey, Nicholas, Timothy, Robert, and George. Please pray for these students as they continue their education. May God use each of them to change the world.

Children in Need

Currently we have many children living at New Beginnings who have came in as emergency cases through our children's office. These children can use either a partial or a full sponsor to remain in our program. We need your help to find them sponsors. Visit our Sponsorship page to view more children in need.

Please share this great need with your family and friends.

Meet Joyce!


Joyce is 6 years old. Her father is in and out of jail and her mother has abandoned her family. Joyce is in need of help!

You can sponsor Joyce by visiting our sponsor page.

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

Meet Brightone!


Brightone is a partial orphan. His mother has abandoned him and his father is struggling to provide for his needs.  He needs a partial sponsor at $40/month.

You can partially sponsor Brightone at our Child Sponsorship page!

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, please visit our Sponsorship page to see which children have been praying and waiting for YOU! 

If you do not wish to sponsor through Paypal you can instead let us know which child you'd like to sponsor and 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
Ann Downing Ministries - Hendersonville, TN
Chadwick Optical - Harleysville, PA
Christ American Baptist Church Youth - 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
Hametown Associates - Glen Rock, PA
Harvest Chapel Children's Ministry - Abbottstown, PA
Kirkland Electric - Wedowee, AL
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