Each year New Life church takes a mission trip to help those in need. This year seventeen friends will head down to Collier County, Florida to help hurricane victims devastated by the 2017 Hurricane Irma. To put Irma in perspective, FEMA registrations for assistance topped 2.6 million Floridians. The team will be focusing on two homes while they are down there. Jobs will include putting up insulation and paneling, all new flooring and cabinets, as well as new bathrooms and kitchen. There will also be a number of smaller jobs like cabinets and trim that will be on-going during the week. Through your generous offering during Easter, two tool trucks have been fully equipped with items needed by all the mission teams that serve in Collier County. This will make life easier for the New Life team as they work on the two homes. Please pray for the safety and endurance of the team while they serve to make a difference in Collier County.
Clara Biswas is our sponsored missionary in Cambodia. She serves the poorest children there providing them with food, medical attention and love. Clara works tirelessly with over 600 children every week. Learn more about her good works!
New Life Church receives a letter quarterly from Clara with pictures of the kids she serves with. Read them below! New Life is excited to support Claire Biswas in her Street Children ministry.
"...I was a stranger and you invited me in..." Matthew 25:35
Many people in the Richmond metro area are in transition between jobs and housing, currently putting them in a state of homelessness.
Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter (CARITAS) is an organization designed to help families and individuals who are currently experiencing these transitions. One week each year, New Life has the opportunity to host 30-40 women and provide for some of their basic needs. It is our pleasure to offer up 3 meals a day, a warm place to sleep and a hot shower for these women. Individuals and families are invited to help serve during this week. Contact the connections team, or learn more about this organization by visiting their site www.caritasva.org
"I was in prison and you visited me." Matthew 25:36
There are children in our community missing a parent(s) due to incarceration. Through the Prison Fellowship Angel Tree Program, we can help to bring Christ's love to children as well as a connection to their incarcerated parent during the Christmas season. You are invited to serve as a mentor, transportation, cook, gift wrapper, gift purchaser, set up/take down for the event. Contact Isabelle Sullivan for more information or, click here to learn more about Prison Fellowship Angel Tree.
"I was sick and you looked after me." Matthew 25:36
JDRF One Walk has a single goal: creating a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). We hope you'll join us this year as we walk and raise money for life-changing research for the millions affected by this devastating disease.
Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly. It has nothing to do with diet or lifestyle. If you have T1D, your pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. This means you must constantly monitor your blood-sugar level, inject or infuse insulin from a pump and carefully monitor your eating and activity every single day.
There is nothing you can do to prevent T1D. And—currently—there is no cure. But there is something you can do to help. Walk with us on October 2!
We are excited to have 18 folks dedicating a week in their lives to serve the people in McDowell county in West Virginia. Follow us as we share our experiences!
100% of this year's offering will be given to Strong Mission ministry in Costa Rica. New Life has been twice and is excited to help their ministry grow. This gift will allow Strong Missions to continue their feeding, education, youth intervention activities (arts and sports) and entrepreneurship for women as they currently serve 380 children and will be adding another 150 kids over the upcoming year. The gift will also help Strong Mission continue to build their permanent facility in Alajuela, Costa Rica.
"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:35-36
We are all called to serve others. The Big Serve is New Life's annual mission weekend, in which we go into our community, the Richmond Metro area, to really make an impact. Various service opportunities are offered throughout the entire weekend so that everyone, regardless of age, has a chance to get involved.
New for 2016, C.R.E.W. will run in conjunction with the individual Big Serve opportunities. Everything about this "mini mission trip" will look and feel just like the team has travelled to serve in an area away from Midlothian. However, it will be right here in our community. The team will have planning meetings and then work, eat and sleep together for the entire weekend. Contact Kurt Cooper for more information