Monday, January 20, 2014

Jimani Pediatric Heart Surgery Update - from the Founder

Update by Chadasha Foundation founder Dr. Clint Doiron from our Jimani Campus (where we are preparing for our first round of pediatric heart surgeries in the new hospital):

"We (Dr. Atallah, Leo—the director of Santo Domingo's blood bank, Eric, Nurse Lisa, & I) went to the guest house where the children and parents are staying to do labs, meet them, and put their ID bands on this weekend.

Greg, Chris, Clint drove to Santiago to purchase the rest of the necessary meds for surgeries.

Yesterday, we traveled with the kids and parents to Jimani.  A group of three more children arrive tonight. The ones we met are beautiful, age ranging from 14 months to 15 years.

We have two babies, Devin, a 14 month old, and Samuel, an 18 month old. (There are 2 Samuels on the list this time.) They were all quite stoic for the blood draws (considering) except a 6-year old, Rolex who had a hard time.

The parents are so sweet, and like any of us—worried about their babies and the prognosis, hopeful and trusting. I prayed with them before we left, and all seemed to be strong in their faith.

The couple who owns the home where they are staying are doctors—the husband a Dominican family doctor by training, his wife an American OB-GYN. They had an experience almost costing them their lives at which point they gave their lives to Christ. They now run their home as a Ronald McDonald house for families of children having heart surgeries, doing outreach clinics for hospice  patients and widows—amazing!

Anyway, wonderful experience so far. Dr. Atallah expressing great concerns about everything, so taking his and the parents anxieties to our Heavenly Father now."

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Happy New Year. We want to thank everyone for your prayers for us. There is power,strength, and hope in prayer. We covet your prayers for this coming year. We started a classes strictly for discipleship on Dec 1, 2013. We invited about 15 people and asked them to commit every Saturday morning for the next year to attend the class. We have had 14 of the people show up for the class. The first 3 classes were about how to study the bible and the next several classes will be about how to communicate what the bible teaches. We are using a program called TTI (The Timothy Initiative). Are goal is to train our students to start their own bible studies in their communities.We will do this by giving them a good biblical foundation in our weekly class and have then have start bible studies or classes of their own. They will need to do this in order to receive a certificate for the course. 
We are calling the discipleship classes "Making A New Song"

Making A New Song
Psalms 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
 a song of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.

These 3 verses are an image of what God has done for each one of us who has come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. He not only saves us but puts a new song in our month, a song of praise. Our hope and desire should be that our lives will be a song of praise that causes people to put they trust in the Lord like we have. All the things I hold dear are because of what God has done for me
This is the desire of my heart that God will make a new song of praise out of my life and the Discipleship program in Haiti.  This is our hope! We want people to put their trust in Jesus because of what He is doing in our lives.This is our mission as disciples, realize what God is doing and surrender to Him.
We need your prayers most of all. We are asking people to commit to pray for at least a month. To help you to remember to pray we would like to make available to you wrist bands. The wrist bands will serve four purposes. First to pray for us. The color of the wrist bands are red and blue, the colors of the Haitian flag, and have the phase “Making A New Song” Ps. 40:3. Second, to remind you God is “Making A New Song” of praise with your life out of all the experiences you have too. Third, we want to send at least two to you one for yourself and the other to give someone else, with the encouragement to share with that person how God is “Making A New Song” with your life. Fourth, to raise support. The wrist bands would be available in sets of two for $5. We realize many people can not commit to giving monthly, but maybe a one time small amount is possible. 

If it is possible we would like to send you two or more wristbands to raise support. You could use them to raise support during a home group, bible study, Sunday School class, church service or just for yourself and an other person. Talk about making a new song out of your life and raise support for the ministry in Haiti. Let us know how many you would need and you can send us the money afterwards or send John Fitts a check for the amount you want at $2.50 each. We can arrange to have any wrist bands sent to you. If sending me a check you can make it out to John Fitts, or for tax deduction "Chadasha Foundation" and mail to : 

John Fitts
4190 Lawnvale Dr.
Gainesville, Va. 20155. 
Chadasha Foundation
P.O. Box 743
Louisville,TN 37777
If you want to donate directly to "Chadasha Foundation" for the discipleship ministry click on the "Donate" tab and state for "Making a New Song" and the funds will be used for this ministry.

We need to raise $12,000 for the year or a $1000 a month.
John will be in the states from January 27 though March 3 and the Virginia address is the best address to mail him while he is home. If you mail the check to him, he can arrange to get you the wrist bands while he is in the states. If you mail check to Chadasha Foundation or donate online be sure to email John Fitts at so he can arrange to have wrist bands sent to you.

While John Fitts is in the states January 27th through March 3rd. He would love to speak to any groups, churches or visit you. Just contact him to make arrangements
Thank you for your continued support.


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

The Chadasha Foundation family wishes you all a Merry Christmas as we remember the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We thank you all for your support over the past year. God bless you.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Chadasha's Little Hands and Feet

Meet Avila.  She and her older sister, Alicia, moved in with us at the Jimani Children’s Home after their mom died. She began her education with us, at the age of 10, learning how to read and write for the first time! Avila has a tender and sweet spirit about her and is always helping out however she can as part of the family.

And Bethsaida, she has the brightest smile of all the kids in the Port-au-Prince Children’s Home. She is four years old and has lived with us for a few years now, but is still sometimes slow to warm up to new people.  Once she does, however, she loves to play!

These are just a couple of the children in the care of the Chadasha Foundation who receive full-time care from our staff.  We are happy to be able to provide healthy and safe environments for these children, but with all of these little hands and feet, we need a little help— that’s where you come in.

We are excited to say that we are able to accept child sponsors for each of the children at our Haitian and Dominican facilities!  In sponsoring a child, you partner with us in everything it takes to support our care of that child.  Children that live in one of our two children’s homes receive food, clothing, supervision in a loving environment, age appropriate biblical teaching, school supplies, costs of both on-site and off-site education, health care and medications.  Everything it takes to raise and care for a child, we provide to the kids under our care.  We are the children’s primary care givers in all respects, and child sponsorship allows us to continue to provide for these children, and be able to take in others.

In Jimani, we also have the Day Program.  These kids receive two meals a day, tutoring, a safe and loving environment, and everything we provide for kids in our children’s homes, only they go home at night.  These are at-risk kids who we are trying make sure they stay with their families.  Our support allows single parents to work, and keeps the kids safe, in school, and off the streets.
Our goal is to continue to provide for the children in our care, and also reach out to be able to care for more children in more communities.  You can directly help these children by becoming a sponsor!  For a donation of $30 or $50 a month (depending on the program), you will help to provide these basic needs, and keep these children in a safe, loving environment. In fact, your sponsorship portfolio can include as many children as you would like to support on a monthly basis.
If you are doing the math, you may wonder how we can provide everything a child needs for only $30 a month?  Well, we can’t.  Our “Multiple Sponsor” system allows that each child may have multiple sponsors up to a maximum monthly amount, depending on program needs.  For example, costs are higher for the children who live in our Children’s Home than for the kids who attend our Day Program; therefore, they have more sponsorship slots available to help us meet their needs.  This allows more individuals and families to partner with us, becoming an integral part of our support network and extended family.
All funds donated through child sponsorship go directly to the care of the children who live with us, and those in the Day Program.  We use Facebook groups to keep our sponsors in touch and up-to-date on what’s going on in the lives of your children, so you can see the good that your donations are doing!

We are so excited about the impact we are making in the lives of these children, and hope that, with your help, we can make a difference in the lives of many more kids in need— to present God’s perfect plan to the children that are placed in our care, and teach them how special they are in God’s eyes, no matter what their background is or how they were brought into this world.  We have been very blessed in what we have been given, and teaching the love of Christ to so many deprived children is such a blessing in growing the Kingdom of God.

To visit our sponsorship page, click here

Thank you so much for your support!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tis the Season

"Away in a manger, no crib for a bed. 
The children of Haiti lay down their sweet heads."

As an organization, we at Chadasha have a lot to be excited about right now.  Big plans are unfolding and God is showing his providence in big ways.  During this season of giving, we are especially excited to be holding our first major fundraising campaign to raise support for our ministries!
This campaign is specifically aimed to fund our Central Haiti ministries out of Port-au-Prince, sponsor children in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, and kick start the first Boys & Girls Club in the D.R. at our Jimani campus!
Our goal for this campaign is to raise $50k in 50 days. We know it is an ambitious goal, but we believe in the support of each member of the Chadasha Community, no matter how big or small!
What can you do to help our endeavor?  We ask that you simply get involved by praying for those whom we minister to each day on the island of Hispaniola and for our missionaries and staff who wake up there each day and look for ways to provide spiritual or physical healing to the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic.
After prayer, the most impactful way to be involved in this campaign and make a difference is to commit to making a monthly recurring donation of whatever you can give to our Maximum Impact Fund, giving directly to our current needs. You can start your giving today by clicking here!

If you live in the Knoxville area, you can also support us in this campaign by going out and having fun during our Give Back Special Events at Knoxville-area businesses during the next two months. Below are a couple of events that you can attend and also raise money for our campaign! (If you know of any other fundraising opportunities, or would like to organize a Give Back Special Event in your area, please contact us ASAP.)

Monday, Dec. 30: New Year's Eve Eve Celebration with Jason's Deli!
- Here is your chance to make some major changes before you make your New Year's resolutions by dining at Jason's Deli! Since you'll probably be spending actual New Year's Eve with family or friends, make plans to spend the eve of New Year's Eve supporting a great cause and making a big difference. Visit Jason's Deli near Cedar Bluff in Knoxville, purchase your meal, and simply drop your receipt in the donation box at the restaurant. Do that, and 15% of your meal will be donated back to The Chadasha Foundation! IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to this special event by clicking here! (We need at least 20 RSVP’s to make this event happen.)

Friday, Jan. 17: Duck Dynasty Night at the Knoxville Ice Bears Game!

- What makes for an awesome night of all-around fun? An Ice Bears Hockey Game + Your Community/Small Group, Club/Organization, Family and Friends + Duck Dynasty Theme Night + supporting those in need! This special event is a fantastic community activity for the group(s) you are involved with to plan a special (and affordable) night out with each other. You'll get to watch some quality ice hockey to celebrate the height of winter, and you certainly don't want to miss the special Duck Dynasty night the Ice Bears are having. The Ice Bears will donate $4 from your ticket to our Maximum Impact Fund! Purchase your tickets from our special ticket gateway here and use the promo code: HELPHAITI when prompted.

More special events are coming!

Monday, December 2, 2013

the Revival

The Will of God is over everything.

We would like to thank for your prayers and your support about the revival.

 We had planned on having a Revival on the November 25th to the November 30th in Caradeux, where we have our English class and our discipleship program. Our vision was to spread the Gospel in that community and let our students get involved in sharing the Gospel.

 After a lot of planning to make it happen, we prayed about it, we contact some people for help....
we did not have the opportunity to make it happen because of the price for the sound system. So we decided to move the Revival to a later date. We keep praying that we can have the opportunity to make the Revival happen, cause it's going to be a great opportunity to share the Gospel in a small village of about 400 families.

Please keep praying for us; everything counts for us. Your prayers, your support in money and your participation. You are welcome to come in paticipate with us-you pastors, missionaries, students. We leave the door open for you to share the  gospel with us in Haiti...

We believe that God has special plan for Haiti.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Life is so fluid, always changing. Change can be difficult for a lot of reason. It could involve sacrifice, a new routine,  or  doing something that takes us out of our comfort zone. There a host of reason that it can be difficult. Jesus seem always to get to the root of it, our willingness to trust Him.  Sometimes the changes are slow over a period of time and you do not realize them until you look back and see where you are now in comparison to where you have been. Others times they are big and seem more dramatic, that you pause for a moment and think did that really just happen. The past few month has been about that change and more specifically the past couple of weeks. Let me explain and no I am not announcing I am leaving Haiti and returning to the states.

  We believe the people in our classes know the importance of knowing and sharing the gospel, but we have felt the need to stress discipleship making, starting bible studies in different communities for people who have made decision to follow Jesus. That groups of people can come together in homes to study the bible and pray together..."to strengthen and encourage another (You) as to your faith". (I Thess 3:2).

  I have struggled with doing this for several reason or I should say I have "excuses". Time, ability to get around, and the language barrier. God in His faithfulness has been removing these barriers for me, making changes so I have no more excuses. I know this sounds funny coming from a "missionary".  Language Barrier being removed. Abraham one of my students has been walking with me through communities sharing the gospel and praying with people. Oh, yeah, he is helping me learn Creole as we walk. Ability to get around. At times I feel tied down because of transportation. Abraham and I are both willing to walk and travel by tap-taps. So that leaves the big concern, time. God answered that prayer in a unexpected way last week. I was ask by leadership if I felt my responsibilities at the Mission House(Guest House) was keeping me from following God's call in my life. I answered, yes. That I felt the concerns of the house often keep me from getting out into the communities with my students. It was decide to  take the Mission House responsibilities away from me so I could focus on getting out. I admit this all happen rather unexpectedly and quickly. It left me thinking did this really just happen. Now it is to the streets. Pray as I build closer relationships with students, encouraging them to make disciples. My question is what is keeping you from following God's call on your life? I had to ask, you know I am a "missionary"

Update - We are also wanting to hold a revival the last week of November, if possible in Caraduex. We need help in getting sound equipment. The quote I got is $3000. I am praying for 6 churches or individuals who can contribute $500 to get the sound system. I need half down two weeks before the revival. We need one in order to hold it in a soccer field close to the church we meet in at Caraduex. Please pray for 6 churches or individuals. If you can help email me at or click on the donate button and state for "Revival-Haiti". If you could email me you donated that would be great.
Abraham and John

Thanks for your prayers

John Fitts