Earlier this year I was contacted by one of our former children who is now grown. She was excited to tell me that she was finishing her Bachelor of Science in secondary education. She was looking for a place to do her student teaching and wondered if she could come to New Beginnings secondary school. OF COURSE!! was the answer. We were very excited to see her join our teachers in the high school.
Needless to say she did a great job, graduated this month, and is remaining with us for the time being as one of our high school teachers.
This is what having a sponsor means to one of these children. As Victorine shared her story with me she stated that once she was a child with no hope, but now she can see enough to find her way and have hope for a future. Without someone who cared enough to sponsor Victorine, she would not have seen this dream become reality.
Victorine and her brother Robert came to us at the very beginning in 2007. Robert is also in a university and recently stopped to visit during a school break.
Consider giving a child the gift of HOPE! Change a child, change the world!!
Victorine in 2007
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.
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. Let us know if you would like to schedule a gathering!
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!
Our January team is now in preparation for their trip. Still plenty of time to apply and get ready to go. Join our team and see what God does in YOUR life.
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!
January 23 - February 6, 2022* (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket
January 9 - February 6, 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!
Nicholas is a total orphan. He just wants a chance in life but without a sponsor that is impossible. Pray for Nicholas to find a sponsor.
Both our schools have recently started the new school year. Typically the school year in Kenya runs from January until November but since closing in 2020 for COVID they have been trying to catch up.
Last year's students finished the 2020 school year in July 2021, and the 2021 year started about a week later. The 2021 school year will run until March of 2022. Then the new 2022 school year will commence shortly after that and run until December 2022. This will put them back on target for a normal January - November 2023 school year. Pray for all of our students and staff as they work hard to reach their goals.
Our school is growing by leaps and bounds!
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.
Bricks awaiting construction
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 $4,000 $3,000
Office, tables, etc. $7,000 $0 $7,000
Bath house and water tank $3,000 $3,000 Completed
$31,000 $21,000 $10,000
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!
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 working toward their 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 "College/University 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 planning to attend school in Nairobi to study accountancy. She hopes to start in September 2021. Please consider a donation to help Sharon reach her dreams.
Other college/university students that are currently receiving help to continue on are Nicholas, Robert, George, Bruce, Martha, Afline, Kevin, and Octave. Please pray for these students as they continue their education. May God use each of them to change the world.
Currently we have many children living at New Beginnings who have come 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.
Novella was brought through the courts and has been abused most of her life. She struggles to learn but we are making progress as time goes on. She needs prayers and a caring sponsor. To learn more about Novella and become her sponsor, visit her page!
Kevin is 7 years old and a total orphan. He has 2 brothers who have found sponsors but Kevin still needs a partial sponsor. He needs our help. To become Kevin's sponsor, visit his 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 these...you 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.
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York, PA 17404