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MISSIONS: OPERATION CHURCH TO CHURCH

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Photos of OCC Missions in Jérémie, Haiti (2014)
OCC Missions in Haiti, July 2014 (1)
The vision of “Church to Church Operation” is to reach, preach, and make disciples in the name of Christ.
Objective
Our objective is to go into the world and bring the gospel of Jesus Christ along with food, clothing, medical and school
supplies to those who are in needs.

Purpose
Our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission (Mat. 28:20)

  • Obey Christ’s command (Acts 1:6)
  • Encourage our brothers and sisters (Prov. 25:25)
  • Bring change in people’s lives.

Focus
The focus of the ministry is to:

  • Evangelization through a daily children’s bible club, door to door ministry and an evening outreach meeting.
  • Service through a daily medical screening and first-aid care to those who are sick.
  • Service through counseling to those who might grow cold in faith.
Sources of Funds

  1. Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jérusalem
    1. Church Missions Fund
  2. Fundraisers
    1. Candy sales
    2. Concerts
    3. Trips
    4. Fairs
  3. Non-Church Members
  4. Private Businesses
  5. Private Organizations
What you can do to help You can donate:

  1. Non-perishable foods such as rice, sugar, dry milk, can goods;
  2. Medical supplies;
  3. Clothing;
  4. Tootbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorants;
  5. Airline Vouchers;

When God leads you to give in any kind of ways, please send your well appreciated tax deductible donation to the EBNJ’s

address (Attention: Operation from Church to Church)

Our ultimate goal is to

present the love of God through our Savior Jesus Christ to the community that is the beneficiary of the mission.

EBNJ YOUTH MINISTRY

Mission Statement:

To Know God Through Christ (John 17:3), To Glorify Him (Philippians 2:5-11, Romans 12:1-2) and To Make Him Known (Matthew

28:19-20).

Vision Statement: Knowing Christ, Glorifying Christ, and Making Him Known

We envision our Youth Ministry to be an Exalting Community (Worship – expressing to God the honor and reverence due to Him, privately and corporately); an Edifying Community (Fellowship— desiring to live in fellowship for the purpose of attaining spiritual maturity and for the glory of our Lord); and an Evangelizing Community (Evangelism— seeking to win lost people for the cause of Christ and to disciple them to maturity in Christ).

Ministries: Christian Education; Evangelism; Worship; Fellowship; and Administration

Strategy: Knowing Christ; Glorifying Christ; and Making Christ Known.

The Strategy properly invests God’s resources. Therefore, we will equip each youth member to fulfill the work of the ministry.

  • God equips His people for the work of the ministry.
  • He has chosen us to accomplish His own purposes.
  • God uses our treasure to accomplish His will.

Implementing the Strategy:

  • To Know God: Christian Education; Administration
  • To Glorify God: Worship; Fellowship; Administration
  • To Make Him Known: Evangelism; Discipleship; Administration

Worship (Philippians 2:5-11): Worship Team; Musicians; M.O.G.; Amazing Grace; Shewawe; GLS

Fellowship (Ephesians 5:17-21): Maranatha; Young Adult Ministry; Counselors

Christian Education (II Timothy 4:20) Teachers; Preachers; Other Speakers

Administration (I Corinthians 14:26-40—doxological: glorifies God; I Corinthians 12:27-28—ecclesiastical:

serves the church; Exodus 18:1-27 and Acts 6:1-6—pastoral: cares for the people): Ministry Leaders

Evangelism and Discipleship: Outreach Members; Maranatha
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HEALTH MINISTRY

Harmonie Health Ministry (HHM) is a ministry within the church, started on December 18, 2008, geared towards building a strong, healthy and safe congregation. HHM is from the group Harmonie Des Coeurs. We consider our faith as the corner stone of the ministry. HHM is rooted in three Bible verses that are the ministry’s foundation, Mark 2 vs11- “ I say to you, rise, pick up your bed, and go home”, 1Corinthians 6 vs19- “ Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own”, and Galatians 6 vs2 – “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ”. HHM interacts with other health ministries to keep abreast of new programs that may be helpful to the church and the community. HHM does not replace pastoral care, provides First Aid Care only, does not replace professionals such as; MD, RN. HHM is covered under the church, EBNJ insurance policy for any liability. HHM currently has 26 members (volunteers).

Mission Statement

To encourage, promote and educate the congregation and community to have a healthy body, mind and spirit, by following Christ’s example of love, compassion, and service to others.

Vision and Goals of the Health Ministry

  • HHM focuses on the entire congregation’s life span, from babies to elderly members.
  • HHM focuses on the congregation’s needs, such as: major chronic illnesses, increasing self-knowledge throughprevention programs, personal responsibility through faith. Thereafter, with participation, healing takes place.
  • HHM main goal is to emphasize caring for the congregation and the community.
  • HHM vision is to create a link from the church to other organizations in the community in order to enrich thecommunity’s health and spiritual growth.

Importance of prayer in the HHM Program

Prayer is encouraged at every step of the HHM Program, during meetings, while providing care, during visits with the sick, and during promotion of preventive health care practices.

Volunteerism – Definition

HHM definition of Volunteering: a selfless activity, intended to promote good behavior within the church and improve church member and community member lives. The Volunteer is giving his or her talent to something you strongly believe in.

Health Ministry and the Community

The HHM is working within the EBNJ church and the community At Large to promote the well-being of the people in its membership and/or the community. Health ministry activities can range from meeting the individual needs of the EBNJ congregation by providing health screenings, to prevention and management of chronic illnesses. Our faith and practices emphasize attention to health care for the sick, the impoverished and under-served (immigrant population).

Different Components of Harmonie Health Ministry

HHM is a group of volunteers who are members of the EBNJ church. HHM has a Health Ministry Director and a committee. The committee is a diverse group of people from different disciplines such as: nurses, therapist, teacher and social worker. Committee members are also referred to as Coordinators.

Health Ministry Committee

HHM committee consists of 1 Director of The Health Ministry program and 6 coordinators. The committee decides on all programs, prevention classes, and community partnership of the Health Ministry. The committee meets every last Sunday of the Month.

  • HEALTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR – Sr. Fedeline Destine, BSN, RN
  • LINK COORDINATOR– Sr. Chezuette Dort
  • HHM/PROGRAM RESEARCH COORDINATOR – Open
  • HEALTH EDUCATOR/HEALTH FAIR COORDINATOR (2 Coordinators) Sr. Nonceline Joseph and Sr. RosemiquePierre
  • VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR – open
  • COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR – Open

HHM PROGRAMS

  • Programs within the church:
    Health Awareness program for the youth – July
    Children Health Awareness Day – September
    Family Night Programs – First Sunday of March and November
    Safety program – evacuation plan (with other groups)
    Emergency Preparedness Plan (with EPP Committee)
    First Aid Program
  • Community Outreach Programs:
    Community Programs (barber shop/ beauty shop)
    Yearly Community Wellness Health Fair
In 1965, Salem School opened its doors from within the Bethanie Baptist Church in Desdunes, Haiti, a town that is located one hour from the capital and is home to 27,000 people. Fifty years later in 2006, ownership and management of the school were legally transferred to Eglise Baptiste de la Nouvelle Jerusalem (EBNJ), a church located in Irvington, New Jersey. Over the years, EBNJ continued to support the efforts of the school in the pursuit to offer quality education to the citizens of Desdunes. We were able to expand to a larger location outside the walls of the church building, but still remained within the city of Desdunes. Our goals were to accommodate more children from the region and provide an improved space to educate the youths without regard to gender, ability to pay or religious affiliations. Since 2006, the Salem School has continued to provide high caliber education to the children of Desdunes. The student body has successfully grown from forty-seven students in 2006, to one hundred and seventy-six students today. Education is an invaluable opportunity which allows the students to take responsibility for their future, contribute to their community and create a productive life. At EBNJ, we are proud to report that our students have a 99% passing rate on the Certificat, a national exam taken before students are able to progress to the upper level schools.

EBNJ is committed to educating every child who is enrolled in the Salem School from preschool to 6th grade. It costs $150 a year to educate a child. In addition to the educational funds, teachers must be paid and the building must be maintained. Haitian parents understand the importance of an education and appreciate the impact that it can have on their children’s lives. Nevertheless, most of our parents can barely feed their families and education costs are a hardship that most feel cannot be surmounted. We, at EBNJ, however, are committed to overcoming this barrier one child at a time by providing tuition scholarship and free uniforms for all of our students. As a 501(c)(3) organization, our resources are severely limited. Our pictures depict how EBNJ is honoring its commitment to each child. Ensuring that the funds from our donors are correctly appropriated is of utmost importance. We are incredibly thankful for the financial gifts and the efforts of our volunteers.

Since 2006, we have built six (6) classrooms. We purchased ten (10) computers and now have a computer lab for the use of our students. We purchased a generator for electricity. Three (3) of our board members conducted a site visit from the U.S. to Desdunes, Haiti, for one week from February 27th to March 5th, 2015 (Click here to see visit photos). What they have found necessitate this appeal to you for assistance and partnership.

Safety: we must construct a safety rail on the second floor of the building.
Construction: we require two (2) additional classrooms to provide optimal space for the students in each grade.
Sanitation: all of the toilets have to be replaced.
School Supplies: Currently there is a lack of supplies for both teachers and students. We are in dire need of basic school supplies. EBNJ wants each child to start the school year with a backpack, pen, pencil, pencil case, notebook, eraser and pencil sharpener. In additional, we need to provide each of the 7 teachers with basic tools like chalk, rulers, construction paper, crayons, glue sticks, blunt tip scissors, tape, staplers, staples, protractors, dry-erase boards.
Library – We are seeking donations of elementary to middle school books in French because we want each child to read at least one (1) book a year.
Sponsors – $125 a year per child will provide the costs for education, uniforms and a portion of a teacher’s salary.

Additionally, we need to provide shoes to some of our students. We will apply 100% of your donations directly on our mission to sustain and support education in Ecole Salem, Desdunes, Haiti. As you can see, we have achieved success and have an ambitious set of projects lined up for 2015-2016. Our ability to act on these projects depends on financial support from you. To quote President Nelson Mandela: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. EBNJ aims through Ecole Salem to educate a child one at a time.