During a special chapel on Friday, November 30th, the 3rd and 4th grade class at the North Shore Christian School, Beverly Campus proudly announced that “Change is Coming.” The students presented the school and parents with a new program of giving. For the past 9 years, NSCS Beverly Campus has taken part in the Shoeboxes for Haiti program where they filled boxes with school supplies, socks, toys, and goodies. This year, the students and families of NSCS will be sponsoring a child through the same New Missions program in Haiti. We were lucky enough to have one of the founders of this program, Jeanne DeTellis, with us to kick off this mission.
Meet Wasley, a 9-year-old 3rd grader in Haiti’s New Mission school who could use access to clean water, food, education, healthcare, and the Gospel. For $33 a month, our community can provide schooling and other needs for him. Our 3rd and 4th graders here at NSCS, with the help of their teachers, have decided to make a huge difference in the life of this child by working together collecting pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters each week to sponsor Wasley for a year! Your child has received a pouch with their name on it. Collect small change over the course of your day that you find or earn. Every little bit, no matter how big or small, will help us get to our goal.
A Little About New Missions
For over 30 years, New Missions has been establishing local churches and Christian schools in Haiti and the Dominican Republic – providing children with education, food, and medical care so they can grow strong and make an impact in their community. New Missions provides the keys to long-term change such as local church help, medical treatment, food, and educational needs. This program began in 1983 when George and Jeanne DeTellis left the United States and went to Haiti with whatever they could carry on the plane. Since that time, this program has evolved and expanded. It now includes over 30 churches and elementary schools, high schools, medical clinics, a Bible college, as well as a professional trade school. To find out more visit their website here.
Ask your child about this program and what it means to them. We encourage our students to take part if they can, as well as to carry this spirit of giving all year long. Happy Holidays to your family from the NSCS family.