Our Missionary: Clara Biswas

Our Missionary: Clara Biswas

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.

CARITAS (Annual - Spring)

"...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

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree (Annual - Christmas)

Prison Fellowship Angel Tree (Annual - Christmas)

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

The Big Serve (Annual - Fall)

"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

Relay For Life (Annual - Summer)

"I was sick and you looked after me." Matthew 25:36

Cancer is a disease that has touched everyone's life.  Either you have encountered this disease, or someone you know has fought the battle.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer through the Relay For Life movement.  New Life supports this organization by sending a team to participate in the Relay for Life event held at James River High School in Midlothian each year.  Check out the Relay for Life Video! Use the button below to contact Isabelle Sullivan for more information.

Wood Ministry (Monthly)

"...I was in prison and you came to visit me." Matthew 25:36

People can be "in prison" for many reasons.  It does not always mean physically behind bars.  We can be in prison financially, making it impossible to afford life's necessities.  There are friends in our community that use wood as a necessity to heat their homes, but are not in a position to purchase it.
The Wood Ministry provides wood, at no cost, to those in need in Powhatan and Chesterfield Counties.  You are invited to chop, split and stack wood with us every third Saturday of the month to help friends in our community stay warm throughout the winter months. Contact Mike Baumgardner for more information.