Click here http://NewHopeSoSHAITI.blogspot.com for more info on how New Hope is responding to the crisis in Haiti and how you can help!

October 8, 2010

Haiti Mission Trip Announced


WHEN: January 12-19, 2011

WHERE:Montrouis, Haiti / Eden Garden Orphanage

COST: Airline flight + $700 trip fee (meals, lodging, on-ground transportation and insurance)


Medical personnel
Dental professionals
Individuals with electrical/wiring or solar power experience

To join the trip, e-mail us for application instructions at NewHopeSoS@comcast.net . A deposit of $200 will be required to secure your spot on the trip. To see the list of required vaccines, click here:

June 28, 2010

"Sharing Our Pantry" Summer Grocery Delivery

Please bring in your ‘Sharing Our Pantry’ donations, on Sabbaths July 3rd, July 10th and July 17th for sorting, bagging and delivery after first service on Saturday, July 17th. Volunteers (especially families) are needed to help with sorting and bagging starting at 12:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room for delivery to Morningside Park Apts. starting at approximately 1:00 p.m. We will also have a delivery on Sabbath, August 14th. Contact Angie Bernard at aabernard@cincere.com or 301-254-0300 for further information.

April 13, 2010

WINTERHAVEN 2010 - Report by Grace Brown

This year New Hope served 25 men on the first night of the Winterhaven program and about 20 men on each succeeding night. More than 100 volunteers from NH and the surrounding community (yes! people from other churches in the community contacted me and volunteered, along with New Hope members) pitched in to help make this year's program a resounding success. An additional 45–50 children from New Hope Church and Sligo Elementary SDA School also participated by creating the beautiful placemats that were used for every meal.

On his first night at New Hope, one guest walked slowly around the dining area, reading and enjoying each and every placemat that the kids had drawn for the guests. Whether it was through the delicious meals that were graciously prepared by our volunteers, the powerful prayer meeting that was thoughtfully and prayerfully tailored to our guests, or the decorative touches that created a more comfortable environment, these men knew that they were warmly welcomed at New Hope.

All throughout the Winterhaven project I saw evidence of God's presence—always before me—leading the right volunteers to step forward at the right time, with just the help that was needed. The guests changed us as they shared their life stories with us. But I also saw God working on their hearts during that week, using little children to bring them joy, and using each of the volunteers to confirm the message that regardless of where we've been or what we've done, we are all deeply loved and precious to God.

March 7, 2010

WINTERHAVEN - S.o.S. Local Outreach

Our yearly hosting of area homeless men in the WINTERHAVEN program will take place March 14-21. We are still in need of evening monitors(6:30 - 10:30 p.m.) on Friday and Saturday nights, as well as an overnight monitor (10:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.) on Saturday night. If you can help, please e-mail Grace Brown at bygrace14@gmail.com.

The following items are needed that we would like to give to our 30-35 guests we will be hosting:
Small bars of soap, dental floss, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, shaving cream and disposable razors, socks, undershirts (in various sizes) and towels (new or gently used).

Please bring your donations to the Winterhaven booth in the lobby by this Saturday.

January 27, 2010

S.o.S. LOCAL outreach to GrassRoots Crisis Intervention Center:

New Hope will be providing and serving dinner at GrassRoots this Saturday, January 30th.

Future dates are February 20th, March 20th, April 17th, May 22nd, June 19th.

If you are interested in volunteering or contributing to the meals, please email NewHopeLocalSOS@gmail.com or call Ninette Patrick at 410-948-7576 after 4 p.m.

January 13, 2010


By now you are all probably aware of the devastating 7.0 earthquake that hit Haiti yesterday. The images on the news show just a glimpse of what the conditions and suffering must be like. We can attest that the living conditions were horrible in Haiti before this earthquake took place - we shudder to imagine what the country is feeling and experiencing today as loved ones are lost and injured and found dead. The lack of infrastructure, the absolute poverty (at 80% with most Haitians earning less than $1/day), lack of access to food and clean water are all issues that paint a glim picture in the midst of this disaster. Latest news estimates indicate the death toll to be in the hundreds of thousands.

Given this situation, the New Hope mission trip to Haiti scheduled for today has been postponed. Charles & Gigi (the Eden Garden Orphanage directors) were there at the orphanage preparing for our group's arrival and called us right after the earthquake hit. We were relieved to hear that the orphanage did not sustain any damage and that the children are all safe. The orphanage is located north of Port-Au-Prince and was still willing to host us, but the airport is closed due to damage and flights are cancelled at this time.

Our team was scheduled to leave the area at 6:15 a.m. this morning, so once we got word that the earthquake hit around 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, the rest of the day and yet this morning has been spent on group conference calls to determine what we should do. Although some of the medical team still wanted to go to help and while our contacts and logistics were being considered, the Lord made it clear to all of us that right now is not the time for us go.

We contacted "HANDS TOGETHER" this morning, who is the organization that we were partnering with for the well project and were scheduled to meet with today in Haiti. We were devastated to learn that the well team was in Port-Au-Prince at the time of the earthquake and had not yet been heard from. Shortly after that call, we got word that they are safe so we are thankful for that. Learn more about them at http://www.handstogether.org

Thank you for all the phone calls, e-mails, facebook messages and prayers of concern that we have received but have been unable to respond to. For the latest updates, you can visit NewHopeSoSHAITI.blogspot.com as many of you already have. We are also keeping our facebook page updated.

The mission trip will be rescheduled and New Hope will make it to Haiti in the future as God reveals to us where we can be of service. Your prayers for the people of Haiti during this disaster are much needed and appreciated.

Dave & Caryn Wooster/S.o.S. New Hope

January 12, 2010

7.0 earthquake hits Haiti

Due to the earthquake, the New Hope mission trip to Haiti scheduled for Jan 13-19 has been postponed. Eden Garden Orphanage is safe, but the airport is closed and flights are cancelled at this time. Your prayers for the people of Haiti during this disaster are needed and appreciated.

January 10, 2010

IFF at New Hope - Jan 2010

Last night's International Food Festival benefit event at New Hope raised around $2300 to help fund the water wells and medicines for the mission trip to Haiti this week (Jan 13-19).

About 300 people attended last night and enjoyed food from far-away places such as the Philippines, India, Africa, Brazil, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Greneda, Jamaica, Venezuela, the good ole USA, and even high tea with Pastor Newman in his English-style teahouse.

Congrats to INDIA, last night's winners of best overall cuisine at the IFF! Their sari demonstration, bollywood videos and music and impressive display of food was rightly acknowledged as they came out in force again and took home the victory!

Thanks to all who participated and those who came out to eat to support S.o.S. and the outreach to Haiti!

See pics at: http://newhopesospics.shutterfly.com/haiti or by viewing the album on this page.

January 5, 2010

INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL - Saturday, Jan. 9 at 6:00 p.m.

This Saturday, January 9 at 6:00 p.m. will be our 2nd International Food Festival. This event is hosted by S.o.S. International and the $5 per person entrance fee will go towards the Haiti Mission Project to help purchase medicines and water wells during the upcoming mission trip this January 13-19.

A winning cuisine will be chosen by mystery judges who will walk around and sample foods unannounced. A new feature this year will include "HIGH TEA for HAITI" where for $5 extra, you can have 5 minutes with Pastor Newman in his English-style Tea House and receive spiritual counsel or give him your advice on how you think things should be running at New Hope (additional minutes may be purchased if 5 minutes are not enough). So come on out for an evening of food and fun and help support the Haiti mission outreach!

If you are interested in contributing food from your country, send us an e-mail at: NewHopeSoS@comcast.net

December 22, 2009

International Food Festival Fundraiser

International Food Festival Fundraiser
Saturday, January 9, 2010 at New Hope

Proceeds to benefit the Haiti Mission Project for the purchase of medicines and water wells in the upcoming mission trip.

To participate:

Sign up at the S.o.S. booth in the lobby or e-mail NewHopeSoS@comcast.net with the country you are representing

Collaborate with others from your country to cook up a few dishes,
desserts and even drinks that best represent your homeland

Assemble small plates with samples of each item
that can be tried by many people

Decorate your table with artifacts and flags
which show your country's colors and uniqueness


Just show up and try some great food for a good cause!

November 12, 2009

Upcoming Grassroots Shelter Dinner Dates

New Hope will be serving meals at the Grassroots shelter on Saturday, Nov. 28 and Dec. 12. We are in need of volunteers and food donations. If you can help, please see Ninette at New Hope, or call her at: 410-948-7576 or e-mail her at nette2368@aol.com.

October 23, 2009


The festival scheduled for last weekend at the SARAH'S HOUSE shelter was cancelled at the last minute due to the weather. Thank you to all the volunteers who were still ready to serve in the cold and the rain!

Volunteer Opportunity

NEED A RIDE? OR WANT TO GIVE A RIDE? Neighbor Ride is a volunteer-based nonprofit committed to helping Howard County seniors maintain their independence by providing friendly and reliable transportation for medical appointments, social outings, religious services, volunteer activities, shopping and other personal needs.

Howard County residents, age 60 and over, may register as passengers by calling the Neighbor Ride office at (410) 884-7433 to request a Registration Package or by visiting the website at www.neighborride.org. Volunteer drivers may choose schedules that are convenient to their homes and daily routines. Parents are welcome to bring their children along when volunteering for a wonderful inter-generational experience. Please contact Rosemary at 410-884-RIDE (7433) or volunteer@neighborride.org for more information.


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 at 4:00 p.m.

To donate towards the menu or to serve in person, contact Ninette at nette2368@aol.com. There will be an organizational meeting at New Hope at 12:00pm for volunteers who are signing up for next week. More details will be in the church bulletin tomorrow.

October 1, 2009

2009 September: Grassroots Shelter Dinner

The youth were set with the task of organizing the storage room
while waiting for their turn to serve.
Members of all ages showed up to serve!

To see more pictures, visit: http://newhopesospics.shutterfly.com/soslocal/18

Over 50 New Hope volunteers showed up to serve dinner to the residents last Saturday at the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Shelter in Columbia, Md., led by Ninette & James Patrick.

Serving teams were rotated to give everyone a chance to serve, and while they were waiting their turn, the youth helped them re-organize the pantry, organize linen donations, and others prepped food for the upcoming week.
We left a lot of food that they assured us would be used in the coming week. The dining facilitator shared with a member that without our contribution, she would have been serving sandwiches that evening. Praise be to God.

THANK YOU NEW HOPE for all of the food donations and help that we were able to share with Grassroots that day. We look forward to a continued and growing relationship with this organization and its residents.

To learn more about Grassroots, visit: http://grassrootscrisis.org/ and to volunteer for future visits, e-mail nette2368@aol.com


In Mid-October, S.o.S. will be sending a container to Haiti with the van that New Hope donated to the Eden Garden Orphanage. This container will also include some water well drilling supplies for the new wells that will be drilled to replace the current well which is contaminated with parasites and causes all of the kids to be sick.

S.o.S. has committed to raise $10,000 for the drilling of 2 new water wells - one for the orphanage and one near the orphanage gate as a goodwill and prevenative health measure to the surrounding community as their drinking sources are also contaminated, causing much sickness.

Aside from financial donations for the wells, we are also requesting donations of MULTI-VITAMINS and PAIN RELIEVERS for adults and children that we can send in the container. Since these items are very heavy, we would like to send them in advance for our next trip there in January 2010. There will be a donation bin in the lobby and the van parked outside the main side entrance with signs asking you to "FILL 'er UP"!

We took 25,000 vitamins to Haiti on the last trip and ran out. Vitamins are very effective in improving the nutritional deficiencies that cause so many illnesses - this one item can make a huge impact on a person's nutritional health as we have seen over and over again!

Ways to donate towards the Haiti project:

  1. New Hope tithe envelope (specify "S.o.S. HAITI")
  2. Make a "DROP IN THE BUCKET" in New Hope's children's Sabbath School classes and kids church during offering time
  3. Mail a check to New Hope at 12350 Hall Shop Rd., Fulton MD 20759
  4. Donate through online giving at lookingforachurch.org
THANK YOU for caring about the kids at Eden Garden Orphanage and the people of Haiti! These new water wells will make a HUGE impact on their overall health and well-being!

2009 August: Sharing our Pantry

To see more pictures, visit: http://newhopesospics.shutterfly.com/soslocal/4

Thanks to all who donated food and hands to help out with our last "Sharing our Pantry" collection of the year! The "Kids Care" rooms were full of people tripping over each other, sorting and bagging groceries to deliver to the Morningside Apartments. "Sharing our Pantry" will resume again next summer, but we will have an opportunity to share our pantries again this November for the annual "Festival of Hope" Thanksgiving food drive.

September 21, 2009


Dates for the next trip to Haiti are Wednesday, January 13 - Tuesday, January 19. There will be both a medical and dental outreach again, as well as possibly other areas of help needed. Space is limited, so please e-mail us at NewHopeSoS@comcast.net if you are interested in joining the trip.

September 17, 2009


"S.o.S. KIDS" needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to help with a "Harvest Festival" that we are helping to host for the families at Sarah's House, a homeless shelter in Ft. Meade, Md. The event is Saturday, October 17 from 12:00-3:00 so "church" will leave the building that day as we minister to families through our offering of fun and service. To be sign up to help, see Caryn Wooster in the lobby after 1st service or contact us by e-mailing NewHopeSoS@comcast.net.

August 21, 2009

Sharing Our Pantry's "Food on the 15th" Program - Final Summer Delivery

Thanks for all of your help last month with our Sharing Our Pantry food deliveries to senior citizens at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Maryland. On July 18th, we successfully delivered 48 bags of groceries to residents at Morningside Park Apartments.

Our final sorting, bagging and delivery date is August 22nd. I am again asking you to help sort, bag and deliver groceries and provide a blessing to the seniors. We can use the multipurpose room which gives us easy access to cars outside. We should have plenty of food available, and all of the groceries for the diabetics have already been bagged. Please let me know if you are available right after delivery for a potluck picnic. (Delivering food to others always makes us hungry!)

Thanks so much for your commitment to help others. Please give me a call at 301-854-3889, 301-254-0300 (cell) or e-mail me if you can help, have any questions or need further info. We will have about 45 bags of groceries to deliver, and should have some grocery store gift cards and bread/pastries available,too.

God bless you, and thanks so much for your support,

Angie BernardSharing Our Pantry Coordinator for New Hope

S.o.S. KIDS "Back-to-School" Summer Mission Project

We are thrilled to report that 62 backpacks were already received as of last weekend, before the collection deadline of this Saturday (8/22). The children of "Sarah's House" (a homeless shelter in Ft. Meade ) will be sporting their new backpacks when they start school on Monday, August 24. Big thanks to all who contributed!

July 29, 2009

"S.o.S. KIDS" Summer Mission Project

New Hope's "S.o.S. KIDS" are collecting new backpacks for the kids of Sarah's House, a local homeless shelter.

For more info, visit the S.o.S. KIDS website by clicking here or e-mail us at NewHopeSoS@comcast.net.

July 10, 2009

SHARING OUR PANTRY: "Food on the 15th" July Edition

Hi All,

Thanks for all of your help last month with our Sharing Our Pantry food deliveries to senior citizens at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Maryland. Your help is such a vivid reminder of God's loving care and tender mercies. We are again going to have the pleasure of sorting, bagging and delivering groceries this summer on July 18th, and August 22nd.

On Sabbath, July 18th, we will sort, bag and deliver groceries after first service. We can use the multipurpose room which gives us easy access to cars outside. We should have plenty of food available, and most of the groceries for the diabetics already sorted.

Please let me know if you are available right after delivery for a potluck picnic. (Delivering food to others always makes us hungry!) I will identify a local park, with a gazebo/shelter, that we can use for fellowship. If the weather does not cooperate, we can have potluck at my house. I may have us try the Avalon or Orange Grove areas of Patapsco Park (close to where we picnicked last month). I will send out a map and info next week to tell you our potluck location.

Thanks so much for your commitment to help others, and helping show the face of Christ to the seniors. Please give me a call at 301-854-3889 or e-mail me if you have any questions or need further info. We will have about 45 bags of groceries to deliver, and should have some grocery store gift cards available,too.

God bless you, and thanks so much for your support,

Angie Bernard

June 15, 2009


Americans consider education to be a right that all children are entitled to, but in other countries around the world such as Mozambique, education comes at a cost that countless families are unable to afford. During New Hope’s S.o.S. mission trip to Mozambique in July 2008, we saw what happens to a country whose citizens are uneducated. About 20 years of civil war has left an entire generation illiterate, uneducated and unable to pull themselves out of the extreme poverty and difficulty in which they and their children are now living.

The school that New Hope’s team helped build during the mission trip to Mozambique in July 2008 is now completed and scheduled to open in February 2009! On our last day in Mozambique, we paid one last visit to the school that we helped build. We were disturbed to learn that most of the children in the surrounding neighborhood would not be able to afford the tuition to attend the school that they faithfully watched us build for 2½ weeks. We decided that this could not be! New Hope’s S.o.S. missions board has formed a student scholarship program that will enable us to sponsor students to attend the school.

The Plan: Provide tuition and uniforms to enable needy children to attend the “New Hope Mahotas Adventist School“ in Mahotas, Mozambique.

The Cost: $240.00 per year which includes the cost of a school uniform that is required by schools in Mozambique. Many children are unable to attend school simply because their family cannot afford to pay for the uniform!

What You Get: You will receive a blessing for helping a child receive a Christian education who might otherwise not be educated at all. Just imagine how education can change a child’s future!

How To Give: Your donations will be tax-deductible. We encourage you to pay the $240 up-front if you are able, so that the student is guaranteed coverage for an entire school year and also to reduce administrative costs and tracking. If you prefer a monthly payment plan of $20/month for 12 months, please let us know. Payment options are:

1) Donations may be made at New Hope Church’s website:
http://www.lookingforachurch.org/. On the home page, click on “Online Giving” (under “Quick Links” at the bottom) and log in or register as a new user. Designate your gift in the “Mozambique Scholarship” field. You will receive a receipt immediately after donating online.

2) You can also make your donations by checks made payable to “New Hope Adventist Church” and marked “Mozambique Scholarships“. Please click here to request a printable donation form to include with your payment. Mailed or hand-carried donations will receive a receipt at year-end from the church.

You may also make a one-time donation to be used for the scholarship program. This gift will be combined with others to sponsor the largest number of students possible. NO GIFT IS TOO SMALL!

Thank you for considering educating a child in Mozambique. Please feel free to share this program with anyone that you think might be interested. The school has a capacity of 400 students, so there are plenty of children to help!

For stories, pictures and videos of the mission trip, click
here and you will see just why we fell in love with the people of Mozambique! If you would like a printable donation form e-mailed to you or if you have any questions for us, please click here.

June 12, 2009


Please bring your canned and dry goods to New Hope this Saturday to help feed the senior citizen community of Morningside Park Apartments.

After 1st service, we will meet in the youth room (#109 & 110 upstairs) to sort and bag groceries, then take deliver them to the senior citizens a few minutes away from New Hope in Jessup. A potluck picnic is planned for after the food is distributed (see directions below).

This is a great outreach opportunity for our KIDS to be involved in! The seniors love to see the children and their smiling faces, and the kids enjoy the sorting and bagging process as well.

Future dates for this program are July 18th and August 22nd. If you have any questions, call Angie Bernard at 301-854-3889/cell:301-254-0300.

Thanks so much for your commitment to help others, and helping show the face of Christ to the seniors!

Directions to Morningside Park Apartments9950 Guilford Road, Jessup, MD·
Turn left onto Hall Shop Road·
Turn right onto Guilford Road (NOT the same one as our destination)·
Turn left at the light onto Sanner Road/Cedar Lane·
At the next light, turn right onto MD-32 EAST - go 4.1 mi·
Take exit #14B/BROKEN LAND PKWY SOUTH onto BROKEN LAND PKY - go 0.5 mi· Turn left on GUILFORD RD - go 2.6 mi·
Make sure you stay on Guilford Road, as you must make a right turn to stay on Guilford.· Arrive at 9950 GUILFORD RD, JESSUP - building is on the right.
It also says Guilford Senior Center.

Directions to Patapsco Glen Artney Area for potluck picnic after food distribution:

From Morningside Park:
Turn right onto Guilford Road ·
Turn left at the light onto Route 1, North (Washington Blvd)·
Follow Route 1 north through Elkridge and into Baltimore County·
Turn left onto South Street (just past Levering Ave, passing under Route 895). · Turn left into park entrance at River Road ·
Stay on River Road, going under Route 95·
Turn right onto Gun Road ·
Turn left onto Glen Artney Road, which eventually makes a SHARP RIGHT·
Stay to the right, following the road to the right, at the split ·
Shelter #33 is the first one on your left before the restrooms and playground

June 9, 2009

Sharing our Pantry Summer Program Begins

Hi All,

Thanks for all of your help last summer with our Sharing Our Pantry food deliveries to senior citizens at Morningside Park Apartments in Jessup, Maryland. We are again going to have the pleasure of sorting, bagging and delivering groceries this summer on June 13th, July 18th, and August 22nd.

This Sabbath, June 13th, we will sort, bag and deliver groceries after first service. We do not have the multipurpose room, so we will be doing the sorting and bagging upstairs in the youth room, using the elevators to carry down bags. (Eeek!!) I may see if we can get another room that gives us easier access to cars outside. We should have plenty of food available, and most of the groceries for the diabetics already sorted.

Please let me know if you are available right after delivery for a potluck picnic. (Delivering food to others always makes us hungry!) I will identify a local park, with a gazebo/shelter, that we can use for fellowship. If the weather does not cooperate, we can have potluck at my house. I will send out a map and info later this week to tell you our potluck location.

Thanks so much for your commitment to help others, and helping show the face of Christ to the seniors. Please give me a call at 301-854-3889 or e-mail me if you have any questions or need further info. We will have about 45 bags of groceries to deliver, and should have some grocery store gift cards available,too.

God bless you, and thanks so much for your support,

Angie Bernard

May 8, 2009


2 weeks from today, a group of 17 members and friends of New Hope church leave for the MEDICAL MISSION TRIP TO HAITI (May 21-27)! Based on what we heard about the last group that visited, we expect to see over 900 patients our 4 working days there (we saw that many in 8 days in Mozambique)! One medical team will work out of the orphanage, and another team will go out "on the road" into villages to conduct more clinics.

Many people have asked how they can support the mission trip even though they are not physically able to go to Haiti. Below you will find a list of medications and supplies that are still desperately needed. Thank you in advance for supporting the trip in this way and for helping the sick in Haiti!

PICTURE: Just yesterday, one New Hope family donated all of these meds for the medical clinic!


Pediatric and infant versions of Motrin (Ibuprofen) & Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
Pepcid 20mg, 40mg tabs
Anti-fungal cream
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 12.5mg liquid and 25mg tabs
Gyne-cream (such as Monostat)
Lice treatment shampoo
Multi Vitamins - Adult and Childrens
Waterless Soap/Anti-bacterial hand gel
Dixie cups
Ziploc bags - snack size

We need many bottles or tubes of each as we will often we give the entire bottle for a treatment regime. Please note that store or generic brands are gladly accepted!

Rx Medications
• Erythromycin 250 tabs (500 tabs)
• Acyclovir 200mg caps (500 caps)
• Acyclovir 200mg/5ml (200ml)
• SMZ-TMP DS 800mg-160mg tab (500 tabs)
• Polymyxin Sulfate/TMP op. soln* (10ml bottle) 5 bottles
• Ranitidine 300mg tab (200 tabs)
• Augmentin 875mg (100 tabs)

Miscellaneous items:
Peanut butter (they say it's like GOLD over there!)
Balls that can be deflated to fit in luggage (soccer, etc)

What do we expect to see in Haiti? To view a video put out by the Eden Garden orphanage where we'll be working, click here.

We solicit your prayers in lifting up of the people of Haiti. The poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, Haiti is said to have little hope. As we serve these people, may they see at least a glimpse of the hope that Jesus offers us all!

April 23, 2009


About a year ago, a girl about 12 years of age, showed up at the gate of the Eden Garden Orphanage (in Haiti) in the middle of the night. She showed severe respiratory distress, and was taken to a doctor that happened to be visiting the orphanage from Tennessee. They had no
equipment to work with, so they just stayed up and tried to keep her comfortable, praying over this little girl all night long. In the morning, they took her to the hospital - "hospital" being a very loose term in Haiti , where they had an X-ray machine with no film. After finally acquiring some film and getting a look at the girl's lungs, the best that the Tennessee doctor could figure is that the little girl had ingested some bleach, which was destroying her lungs from the inside out. The Tennessee Doctor said that if a child had come to them in this condition at the Level One trauma center where he works, they would have given her a 5% chance of survival even with all the technology and state-of-the-art equipment that they had. However, our God is a God of Miracles and He saw fit to heal this child and she began to improve a little more each day! Today, she lives and works at the orphanage and the New Hope team will get a chance to meet this girl, appropriately called "MissyClean", when they are there for the medical mission trip this May.

April 6, 2009


Last summer, members of the New Hope S.O.S. Missions team fell in love with the people of Mozambique as they helped build a school, operated medical clinics, drilled water wells and conducted a Vacation Bible School. One boy in particular, Bernardo, touched everyone’s heart as he watched the construction of the school on a daily basis and attended the Vacation Bible School. Bernardo also desperately needed medical attention because parasites had turned his head into a big wound with open sores covering his scalp. Due to his condition, (a sort of modern-day leprosy) Bernardo was an outcast. You could see how the other children treated him differently, and didn’t want to be around him. It was heartbreaking to watch the lack of interaction and to see his head hanging low, as if ashamed.

The needed treatment only cost about $5 for the anti-fungal cream and anti-parasite pill, but his family could not afford the doctor’s visit and prescription. We administered the pill, rubbed the cream on his head and visited his mother to give her the medication so that she could continue treating Bernardo. By the end of our trip, the medicine had already begun to take effect and there was a noticeable change in Bernardo’s disposition, as the other children seemed to be more accepting of him. We saw him smile!

Recently, some New Hope members visited Mozambique and found Bernardo well on the way to complete recovery from the parasites! They also learned that his parents earn about $60 per month and that it is hard to feed the family sometimes. If Bernardo’s family couldn’t pay for medical care, they certainly can’t afford to pay for a quality Christian education. The thought that Bernardo and other children in the neighborhood would not be able to attend the New Hope Adventist School was not acceptable to the New Hope S.O.S. team.

As a result, New Hope has established a scholarship program so that children in Mahotas can obtain a Christian education. For just $20 per month ($240 per year), a child can attend the New Hope Adventist School in Mahotas. We intend for Bernardo to be one of the students. Would you consider sponsoring a child like Bernardo?

For more information on the scholarship program or other S.o.S. activities, e-mail NewHopeSoS@comcast.net

(Bernardo is pictured here with one of the New Hope Mahotas Adventist School teachers during the Jacobs' recent visit to Mahotas, they brought another batch of medicine for Bernardo's head which is healing up nicely!)

March 25, 2009


Plans for a medical mission trip to Haiti are well underway! Trip costs are airfare + $500 and the deadline to sign up is March 31. If you are interested, please contact us right away as we are close to our trip capacity of 20 people.

Thanks to the generosity of many people, we were able to carry suitcases full of medications and vitamins to help with the medical mission conducted in Mozambique. We would like to appeal to the New Hope community once again for donation of the following items for the medical mission trip to Haiti. We will have a collection box in the foyer at New Hope. Thank you in advance for your giving hearts!

Acetaminophen (Tylenol)-80mg & 160mg liquid or chewables, 325, 500 & 1000mg tabs, Ibuprofen (Motrin)-100mg liquid, 200mg tabs Aspirin 81mg tabsPepcid AC- 20mg, 40mg (tabs)Vitamin A & D Ointment
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Antifungal cream
Hydrocortisone cream
Gyne-cream (Monostat)
Loratadine (Claritin) 10mg, Non-Drowsy 24 hour
5mg Children's Chewable Tabs, 5mg/5ml Oral Solution
Dyphenhydramine (Benadryl) cream
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)-12.5mg liquid,25mg tabsLice treatment-cream and shampooMulti-Vitamins-Adult, Prenatal and Childrens
Eye drops (re-wetting drops)
Saline /Afrin Nasal Spray
TUMS tabs, Maalox & Mylanta liquids
Anti-bacterial hand gel
Solarcaine spray
Reading glasses, all strengths (can be found at some dollar stores or on ebay)
Ziploc bags- snack & sandwhich size to take home meds
Dixie cups- for water distribution w/ meds
Note: We need many doses of each item listed, as we'll usually give the entire bottle for a treatment regime.

Mozambique Scholarship Program for the New Hope Mahotas Adventist School

We have been blown away by the support that the school has received! We currently have enough funds to send about 65 kids to the new school - the capacity is 400, so there is still room for more if you'd like to support a child. For $20 a month (or $240 for the 10 month school year), you can give the gift of Christian education and a uniform to a child who may otherwise not get to go to school. Full school year sponsors of $240 or more will receive a little gift from Mozambique (while supplies last). You can donate through online giving at New Hope's website (lookingforachurch.org) or by checks payable to New Hope with "Mozambique Scholarship" in the memo field.

February 27, 2009

Do you have plans over Memorial Day Weekend?

Medical Mission Outreach to Haiti
May 21-27, 2009

New Hope Church is planning a

DATES: Thursday, May 21 through Wednesday, May 27
COST:Approximately $1000 which includes flight, accommodations and meals
AREAS OF OUTREACH:Medical Mission and Lovin' on the kids at the Eden Garden Orphanage
SKILLS NEEDED: Medical training preferred. If you happen to speak French, that would be especially useful!
TRIP CAPACITY: 20 people
If you are interested, please contact us right away as this trip is only a few months away! Dave Wooster
"Sharing our Strength" Missions Ministry

To contact us, please send an e-mail to NewHopeSoS@comcast.net.
To learn more about S.o.S. , visit our website at NewHopeSoS.blogspot.com

February 4, 2009

Do you have $20?

"BIRTHDAY CLUB" sponsorship option

Did you know that $20 sends a child to our New Hope school in for one month? Give the gift of education in honor of your child’s (or another child’s, or an adult's) birthday and make a tangible difference in the life of a child in Mozambique! You will receive a card from S.o.S. announcing the donation in honor of the birthday that you can give to them.

To sign up, pick up a card from the S.o.S. bulletin board display upstairs in the children's wing at New Hope, or e-mail us at NewHopeSoS@comcast.net.

January 15, 2009


Pictures by A. Colin Jeffers: Sleeping Quarters, and S.o.S. serving a Cajun dinner to Winterhaven guests.
God showed up marvelously in the past week in the New Hope Community- in more than 150 ways! More than 150 members volunteered their time to be Jesus to the 30 homeless men at New Hope through it’s Winterhaven Homeless Ministry. The primary objective of Winterhaven is based on the Isaiah 58:7 passage: “provide shelter to the poor and homeless and feed them”.

New Hope volunteers spent close to 200 hours in fellowship, serving and sharing meals, watching movies and playing board games with the appreciative guests. Volunteers also took time to converse with many who were eager to share their life experiences and talk about current events, do their laundry and provide transport. On Sunday, January 11, the sun would set on this year’s Winterhaven Homeless Ministry at New Hope Church. The following words, however, to God’s pleasure would forever reverberate through the hallways of New Hope’s campus:
“Thank you for that delicious meal”
“Thank you for the blanket”
“Thank you for providing a place to stay”

“Thank you for listening”
“Thank you for praying with me”

We're sure God was pleased by the work done at New Hope and until we can figure out a way to end homelessness and poverty in our community, let us continue to be His hands and feet to the less fortunate through our ‘Sharing our Pantry’ Ministry and other initiatives. A moment must be taken to thank all of our grace-filled volunteers. Large and small, their acts of kindness wrought upon our guests and church community rich blessings. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

“Because they were hungry, you gave them something to eat. They were thirsty, and you gave them something to drink. They were strangers, and you welcomed them.” Matthew 25:35 (paraphrased)

Article submitted by A. Colin Jeffers, Winterhaven co-coordinator with Paulette Baldwin

January 8, 2009

WINTERHAVEN at New Hope this week

A note from Paulette Baldwin, coordinator for the WINTERHAVEN homeless men's program taking place at New Hope this week:

Hi All: We are actually doing great on volunteers for meals, etc.

However, we would love donations of packs of men's bath towels, socks and undershirts sizes large or xlarge to be delivered to the church by this Saturday. Thanks for your support!

December 12, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Morningside Park Seniors

Angie Bernard, New Hope liason and coordinator for the "Sharing our Pantry" program reports on the Thanksgiving Day meal that New Hope members served at the Morningside Park Senior Apartments in Jessup:

32 residents served in the dining hall, 6 residents received plates at their doors, 19 people from New Hope either helped cook at the church or serve at Morningside Park (8 of which were youth or younger), 9 people from New Hope donated pies, cakes or cookies

There was more than enough food for everyone and all of the residents took plates of food with them if they wanted. The residents very much enjoyed the food. Our youth did most of the serving, and socialized with the seniors. Everyone worked together to allow us to serve ON TIME and we were cleaned up and finished before 3:00 p.m. Our volunteers all worked together for God's glory!!

November 11, 2008

S.o.S. November Highlights:

Nov. 15: Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Collection (click here for more info)

Nov. 22: "Festival of Hope" Food Collection (Frozen turkeys for LARS and canned goods) and Sharing our Pantry Thanksgiving Dinner Collection (homemade freezable baked goods, centerpieces, beverages)

Nov. 27: Thanksgiving Day Meal for Seniors provided by S.o.S./Sharing our Pantry at 12:00 at Morningside Park Senior Apartments in Jessup, Md.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner for Seniors

Imagine being all alone on Thanksgiving Day and not having a big family dinner like most of us are accustomed to. Sadly, for many, this is this Thanksgiving Day will be like.

We are asking for food and help in providing Thanksgiving dinner on for a group of about 75 seniors at the Morningside Park Apartments.This is the group that New Hope has been providing food for through the "Sharing our Pantry" program coordinated by Angie Bernard.

We will provide a full turkey dinner with all the fixings, and would like contributions of table centerpieces, beverages, homemade pies, cookies and cakes for the residents. Items that can be frozen like cookies and breads can be brought in to New Hope on Saturday, Nov. 22, but more perishable items such as pies should wait until Wednesday, Nov. 26. Cash donations for purchasing the food are also appreciated.

Angie Bernard will be in the lobby the next two Saturdays if you would like to sign-up for something to contribute to the meal or to get more information. If your family would like to help serve and visit with the seniors on Thanksgiving day, please let her know or e-mail us here.


New Hope will once again be hosting area homeless men in our church through the WINTERHAVEN program. Our week for hosting will be Sunday, Jan 4 - Saturday Jan 10, 2009 and the program will be from approximately 6 pm - 7 am each day.

We are looking for people to serve in the following areas: Transportation, Sign-in/Registration, Meal helpers/servers, Laundry/Linen, Cooks, Night monitors and Overnight monitors.

For more info or to offer your help, please contact: A. Colin Jeffers at acjeffers@gmail.com or Paulette Baldwin at paulette.baldwin@gmail.com.

October 23, 2008


Yes, it's true! In our on-going relationship with the water well drilling projectwe were a part of in Mozambique, we are preparing to send over another sea containerfull of drilling supplies. Local corporations have donated thousands of dollars worth of equipment and materials to help in the cause!

PIPE and PIZZA on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at 11:00 a.m.:
Come out to the New Hope parking lot to help load the well pipe that will provide clean, safe drinking water to thousandsin Mozambique who do not currently have it.

We will also be accepting donations of school supplies for the New Hope Mahotas school we helped build, as well as gently used clothing, shoes and toys to fill in any extra space we have leftover in the container.

Please bring your items to New Hope on Saturday, November 1 or bring them to the pipe loading party on Sunday,November 2. For more info, e-mail Dave Wooster at newhopesos@comcast.net.

September 12, 2008



You have probably heard about the two hurricanes that have devastated Haiti. Charles LeMorzellec and his wife, Gigi, operate Eden Garden Orphanage. New Hope has supported this orphanage and some members visited the orphanage earlier this year.

A bridge linking their town to the nearest town for food was swept away in the floods. They need our help and we want to provide rice and beans for the town as well. On Sept 20, a special offering will be taken up at New Hope.

If you would like to make an online donation to the relief effort, visit: http://www.edenchildren.info/ and click on the PAY PAL button on the left. OR you can mail donations to: Eden Garden Orphanage, 10017 Lauran Place, Nokesville, Virginia 20181