Shalom Christian Missions
Shalom Christian Missions

March 2023 Newsletter


...and neither should we when we are following. Things are moving forward here at New Beginnings Children's Center. Our high school was ranked as the most improved in the district as we ranked #8. We had 14 students qualify for university. Our elementary school didn't do as well as the high school but we are making constant improvements. Our teaching staff for both schools is improving and you can see it in the students' scores and in the number of students. More students are requesting boarding at our school. We are attracting students from even as far away as Kisumu (a 4-hour drive). Boarding school is very popular in Kenya and we are working to make our school one of the top schools in every way. So amazing to see God at work transforming this community and the lives of these students.

We just had a fantastic team finish up 2 weeks of serving the Lord at New Beginnings and the surrounding community. Many stated that they aren't sure which was changed more, the children's lives OR their own. That is just how God works. When you are a blessing, you also are blessed.

Our Child Welfare department is very busy making home visits to investigate the needs of children who are brought to us seeking help. With the start of school and the success of our high school, we have many new high school students in need of help. Plus, more and more seeking help in our elementary section. The local children's office has been sending more children our way who are in need of rescue from their circumstances. It is a blessing to us to have a District Children's Office nearby that we can work hand in hand with to serve "the least of these." Consider becoming involved, and change a child's life. We would love to come and share at your church, Bible study, small group, Sunday School class, or home group. God is doing so much - is HE calling you and your group to hear about what He is doing? Contact us to set up a date TODAY!!
May God receive ALL the glory for what HE is doing!!



Thanks to a generous donor, we were able to bring in $17,000 towards a vehicle purchase. We still need about $13,000 to reach our goal. If God touches your heart to give, please consider a tax-deductible donation. 

More details are on our Vehicle Fundraiser page.  


Every July, we give each of our school children a new drawstring bookbag for school. If you like to sew, please contact us and ask for the bookbag pattern!

Bras and Pajamas

Currently, we have a need for bras (all cup sizes, but not more 34" band size), camisoles, sports bras, and pajamas for our girls.

Please bring/send to our headquarters: 
Shalom Christian Missions
1255 Mill Creek Rd.
York, PA 17404

We so appreciate your donations!


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 would also love to meet with you for a time of fellowship and prayer. We would be honored to come to your location, whether it is at your home or church, to pray for the needy of Kenya. These are just very blessed times and we appreciate them so much. Let us know if you would like to schedule a gathering!


Applications are being accepted for our July 2023 mission team. The time to APPLY is NOW!! It is soon time to purchase airline tickets. 

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. Spend time with the children doing Bible School, Bible studies, and Storybook time. Enjoy their cultural songs and dances. End your trip with an awesome safari to the world-famous Masai Mara. See the animals as they live in the wild. 
Change their lives AND change your life...FOREVER!
2023 Summer Trip
Tentative Dates for these teams are:
July 23-Aug 6 (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket
July 9-Aug 6  (1 month) $2000 + airline ticket
OR bring a group of 10 or more and schedule your own date.
2024 Winter Trip
Tentative Dates for these teams are:
Jan 22 - Feb 5 (2 weeks) $1500 + airline ticket
Jan 8 - Feb 5 (1 month) $2000 + airline ticket
Download an application and find more details on our Missions page. You can also call us at 717-586-6945 for more information. Can't reach us because we are out of the country? Email us for a quick response.
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!

Internship Program

For those who would like to spend a month or more with us, you can request to come as an intern for 1-3 months. Interns will be assigned a specific job to do while they are at New Beginnings.
Must be over 18 years of age to apply as a Foreign Intern. Find details on our Long-term Missions page or contact our office for details!



Joseph is 8 years old and in 2nd grade. His mother has struggled to care for him and his 4 siblings since his father's death. Please pray for his family and pray that God would open the door for someone to care enough to sponsor him. For just $25 a month, his life could be changed.


School News
Our high school was the most improved in our district with 14 out of 20 students qualifying for university. Our primary school has now opened its new Jr Secondary department according to the government's requirements. Our high school is also preparing to offer a computer class. God is moving. Lives are being changed. ALL glory to God!


We are awaiting the needed donations to move forward on the electricity and our new girls' dormitory. 

Our biggest need is a vehicle. For our center to become more self-sustaining we need to start some businesses and that will require a vehicle. We have plans to open a small community shop early this year but it could have the potential to grow into a major supplier. The vehicle will also bless us in transporting our teams and children to various places.

NOTICE: We have reached the $17,000 mark towards the vehicle. Only $13,000 to go. Please consider a donation of any size to help us reach our goal. Consider a one-time gift to our Vehicle Fundraiser!

PHASE V: Building for their Future!

Our electrical installation has been stalled awaiting the needed funding to continue. Please consider a gift to our Building Fund to help us place electricity into each of our buildings. We have power lines run to our compound but await the needed wiring to install it into our buildings.   

Renovations and Upgrades            Total              Donated           Balance needed
Staff Housing for female staff      $10,000              $10,000                         $0
Electricity for the center               $10,000                $3,000                    $7,000
Girls Dormitory/Computer Lab    $15,000                   0                        $15,000
Vehicle                                          $30,000              $17,000                  $13,000
                                                      $65,000              $30,000                  $35,000

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 these projects!


Currently, we have 14 students in colleges/universities throughout Kenya. Our scholarship program is a great way to invest in advancing a student's education past high school. You can give to help a certain student or donate to help any who are waiting.
Students currently attending on first year scholarships are Emmanuel, Sharon, Newton, and Ian.

Students currently preparing for universities and colleges are Irene Joseph, Dave Okoth, Dickson Omondi, Kijana, Phenny, Linet Achieng, Tyson Juma, Pamela, Norah Achieng, Irene Atieno, Anjeline Auma, Papa John, and Austine.

Recently the government slashed some of the higher education funding for many students and we are still waiting to see how this will affect many of our students. Prayers are needed that if they cut something, they reconsider vulnerable children in need.

Next Step Program

Sometimes our high school graduates contact us when they have been out in the world for a little while and find themselves in great need of help to go to the Next Step. Some who finish our program have found jobs or have families that will help them get to the next step, but sometimes our graduates really just need that extra hand-up.
Our Next Step Program was started to help these formerly-sponsored students who come to serve our center as interns so that we can begin to train them and see if they are serious about this decision. Then we help them go on to college/trade school/etc to help them move forward. Those currently in our Next Step Program are Jane and Susan. Felix and Sharon have recently been hired as part of our staff after completing training in different fields.
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 several young adults working toward their goals. If you would like to help them, I know it would be greatly appreciated. Donate here and select 'College/University Scholarship Fund'  or "The Next Step Program" to help a young person achieve their goals!


Please share this great need with your family and friends.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of rising food costs, etc, we have made a slight change to our sponsor amount. Currently, the cost to fully sponsor a child is $100 per month. BUT you can be part of the team of sponsors for as little as $25 a month. We will find others who can partner to help each child in need. Don't delay, start TODAY!

Meet Eliver

Eliver is 15 and is in 9th grade. Her family donated land to start New Beginnings. They live in abject poverty and without help, she will not be able to continue in high school. You can help change her life for as little as $25 a month. Visit Eliver's sponsorship page and start TODAY!

Meet Hellen

Hellen is 10 years old, and in 3rd grade. Since her father's death, she has lived with her grandmother because her mother is unable to care for her family. Hellen needs a sponsor at ANY level. Learn more about sponsoring Hellen here!
 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.


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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