At New Life, we embrace a very targeted role in our Global Missions. Instead of doing a million different things and spreading out our resources, we focus on a few key ministries around the world and dive in! From Mexico to India and, most recently, our mission to Israel, we pour ourselves into seeing the gospel proclaimed to all people. Get connected with our Global Missions, see how you can be a part, and even jump into an upcoming trip!
Since 1990, we have been partnered with Tom Basile and the ministry he leads in Puebla, Mexico. Under Tom's vision and leadership, a primary church plant was created, El Camino (which is now pastored by Hirem Ramirez). This original plant has now launched 12 additional churches thus far.
Along with church planting, Tom has initiated ministry through Water Resource Projects. Through this ministry, we have been as part of building 4 deep wells and 6 spring boxes that provide clean water to surrounding villages. Each spring box and deep well supplies around 300 people with clean water. Most recently, Tom and his team have developed a program that supplies individual homes with a water filtration system and also a digital solar Bible.
Most of these elements stem from the BAM Center (Business As Ministry) which operates as a hub and houses a dental clinic, a hotel for short-term missions teams, a cafeteria, as well as other leasable space that fuels the ministry.
New Life supports Kehilat Haderech or The Way Congregation in Karmiel Israel. Part of our General Giving is used for Missions support for their Associate Pastor Liron Shany. Karmiel is located in northern Israel in the Galilee region and New Life maintains regular contact with Liron and the congregation there. Kehilat Haderech's vision is "To be ambassadors of the Messiah and His light in the world; to build-up and equip those who are saved," which falls directly in step with New Life's mission.
We are currently planning ongoing trips to connect New Life more with this incredible congregation and experience the Holy Land in life-changing ways!
You can visit their website here: www.kehilathaderech.org
We have a two-pronged approach in India, managed by Pastor ID Suna.
First is the Shalom Child Development Center which was started 10 years ago with 20 children. We now feed and house over 140 children. They also learn about Jesus and other vital lessons for their future. These are children who come from nearby villages. They are orphans or come from very poor homes with no hope of education, clean water and good food. They love being at Shalom! They are in a safe place. They are valued! They receive education at a nearby school. Their time is structured to help them develop good study habits and faithfulness in responsibilities. It is a wholesome environment and the children are full of joy. They love to sing and dance and worship the Lord. Shalom hosts a worship service each Sunday so there is consistent teaching and spiritual development. 100% of all sponsorship funds go to Shalom.
Our other ministry in India involves church planting. Currently we have 13 church planters in 12 churches. They are totally supported from the annual budget of New Life. These church planters work daily to share the good news of Jesus in an often hostile environment. They have faced physical persecution. Our desire is to see the local believers gradually take responsibility to care for their pastor and build their own churches.