Stevenson Ministries Foundation - New Beginnings is a Christian ministry that will provide physical, educational, spiritual, and community support to the families living near the garbage dump in Bosques del Progreso, near Puerto Vallarta.
New Beginnings will also provide opportunities for visitors to assist in the work in the communities surrounding the dump and in other locations in Puerto Vallarta.
It's a New Beginning for...
• Those who come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour
• Those who begin a new life with proper nutrition and education for their children and freedom from drugs and alcohol
• Those who learn new life and work skills
• Those who learn English
• Those who are able to begin small businesses or find work to support their family
• Those who have a new, safe, dry home in the community
• Those who come to Puerto Vallarta to experience God at work
New Beginnings assists in meeting the families' needs for food, medical care, clothing, and housing. Milk, diapers, and food are provided daily. Individuals and families are provided the services of a doctor or dentist as needed. Homes are repaired or constructed as required. Household items such as stoves, propane, refrigerators, beds and mattresses are supplied.
New Beginnings provides tuition, uniforms, shoes and school supplies to children, as needed. As opportunities arise, New Beginnings will provide schools with needed supplies. A commitment to education, by the families of the children and by the community, is encouraged and supported. English classes for adults are held three times a week.
Bible study and discussion groups are held twice a week. Church services will be provided as available. New Beginnings volunteers will display and demonstrate the love and heart of Jesus Christ at all times.
New Beginnings will support the local community through repairs, construction, education and sharing of the gospel. Individuals will be encouraged and equipped to seek employment, through training and/or assistance in obtaining documents or certification. These individuals may then assist in bettering their own community through their exposure and experiences. New Beginnings will work cooperatively with other groups and ministries in the community.
Looking for a Short-term Missions Experience?
New Beginnings hosts visitors who desire to volunteer their services. As well, New Beginnings will encourage and enable visitors to volunteer at other locations, such as orphanages, daycares, safe houses, etc. in the Puerto Vallarta area. If you are interested or wish further information, please email New Beginnings at email@example.com.
The Wish List identifies items that would benefit New Beginnings operations or the families we serve, but are either unaffordable or expensive.
A vehicle is needed in Mexico to transport volunteers, visitors, families, supplies and equipment. Currently, a private vehicle is being used.
• Chewable vitamins for children - We provide vitamins to approximately 50 children on a daily basis as part of the lunch program.
• Medical support - A young father requires ongoing medical care to continue working. The costs of doctor visits, lab tests and medicine can range from $100 to $200 per month. He also has special dietary needs. The doctor has indicated he will regain his health if he can continue his medicines and diet.
• Educational support - A young father has completed a few terms of nursing studies at the University of Guadalajara. He needs a sponsor(s) to help him finish his studies and support his family while he is in school.
New Beginnings operates under the Canadian non-profit charitable organization, Stevenson Ministries Foundation - New Beginnings and the non-profit charitable civil association, Foundation Nuevos Principios de ministerio de Stevenson in Mexico.
Donations are appreciated and necessary to support the many activities and projects of New Beginnings.
New Beginnings will issue tax receipts for donations made by Canadians. The charitable number is 84557 1298 RR0001.
Tax receipts for donations made by Americans are also available.
New Beginnings volunteers do not receive any benefit from donations. All volunteer expenses - travel, accommodations, food etc. - are paid by the volunteers themselves directly.
Please make cheques payable to Stevenson Ministries Foundation - New Beginnings
4117 157A Avenue
Donate through TD-Canada Trust:
You may make your donation at any TD-Canada Trust branch. First, deposit your donation to the following account: 8312-5209462
Then email firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
Full name or company name
Amount of donation
Date of donation
Donations can be made, by cheque, to Christ Church. Please footnote the cheque to indicate the donation is to New Beginnings. Christ Church will provide the tax receipt to the donor and the donation to New Beginnings.
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