Shalom Christian Missions
Shalom Christian Missions

April 2021 Newsletter



What a beautiful time it has been here at New Beginnings. Getting to see the children all back in school once again was a blessing. We sent several of our former students off to colleges and universities, while others had time off from school and came to serve at New Beginnings. It is always a blessing to have those who have been our children in the past come and serve as interns during their time off from colleges and universities. 

I would like to share part of a letter that was given to me by one of our former students. I share it because it is not just me he is thanking but YOU their sponsors. YOU have changed these children's lives in so many ways. I just happen to be the one on the ground to serve and witness what God is doing in their lives.

From one of our former students:

"I am writing to express my gratitude for your kindness towards my life. You have always been a pillar towards my success and your compassionate love has always geared the progress of my endeavors. This reflects back when I was a student where you gave me natal care and guided me to become a godly man. Through your support, I have managed to secure both primary and secondary education, which has now seen me to one of our public universities. It is with much honor that I express my humbleness towards your help. Thank you.

After your provisions with education, you nurtured my adulthood life as an intern. I gained much skills under your care and direction which saw me to become a responsible man, respecting all and most importantly, to be God fearing. I give thanks to the Almighty for having placed you at the center of our lives and may you find favor in His presence for you have served many lives with a lot of care and love. Despite the many challenges you have faced, you have stood firm and strong because the love you have for us pushes you on everyday."

Only God can touch a life to share like this and we thank God for each of you who has given unselfishly to help a child. Some of you might never meet these children here on this earth but I assure you, they will find you to thank you in heaven one day.

May God bless all who give to this ministry for vulnerable children.

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

Christmas in July

We are happy to announce that we should have some space to take a few gifts with us when the team travels this July. If you would like to give your child a small gift along with a letter and photo, please have it in our office by May 30. It must fit in a gallon-size ziplock baggie labeled with your child's name. If you are able, we would also appreciate a monetary donation of $15 to cover the cost of a play uniform.

If you prefer to have us select a gift for your child once we are in Kenya, a donation of $25 will cover the cost of gifts and a play uniform.  Consider giving for one or more children.  Donations accepted through the end of July. As always, please contact us if you have any questions!

Soccer Uniforms

We could still use shorts for our soccer uniforms in black or purple. Any size especially adult sizes small and medium are needed.


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!

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. There is still time to join the team but don't delay!! Find details and apply today for our Summer trip!!

We also have a team preparing for a winter trip. Leave the cold behind and join us in warm sunny Africa. Apply today for our Winter trip!!

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 specific 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 - Joyce


Joyce is 6 years old. Her father has been in and out of prison and her mother abandoned the family. Joyce and her brother Isaac have come to know New Beginnings as home but Joyce is in need of a sponsor. 
For just $40 a month, you can BE THE DIFFERENCE!

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

News from New Beginnings

Primary & Secondary School News

Our primary and secondary schools have finished the second semester for most of the students. For grades 8 and 12, they have finished the year. It is a little chaotic with the students working on two different semesters but everyone is taking it in stride. Our 8th grade has finished their national exams and await the results. Our 12th grade are in the midst of their exams that take almost a full month. Keep them in prayer.

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           Awaiting Construction
Classroom 2                             $7,000              $7,000           Awaiting 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 to our Building Fund 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. 

UPDATE: Jane is now attending a school to get her diploma in Social Work. She is so grateful for the help she has received to start her first semester. She is still in need of support to see her the rest of the way through. If you would like to donate just mark it "Next Step/Scholarship Program". Thanks for giving a hand up.


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. 

UPDATE:  Sharon is currently serving at New Beginnings as an intern and taking a computer class. She is awaiting donations to attend school for accounting. Consider a monthly or one time donation to help Sharon.

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 Washington!


Washington is 11 years old. He is a total orphan and his grandmother is unable to provide for him. Washington needs help! You can sponsor Washington

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

Meet Molly!


Molly is a special needs child who has faced so much abuse in her life. She is now in a safe place but in need of a caring sponsor to help her.  You can partially sponsor Molly!

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
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