About NLAI

New Life Advance International (NLAI) is an interdenominational mission organization dedicated to taking the good news of Jesus Christ to the nations through holistic initiatives. We exist to rescue children, make disciples, and transform families and communities; all for the glory of God. 

Thank you for your interest in NLAI. You can participate in the work God is doing through our organization in a number of ways: 

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our History

NLAI was founded as New Life League Inc. in 1954 by Drs. Fred and Clara Jarvis. They were soul winners who were passionate about reaching the lost. Their ministry began in China in 1946. After a communist takeover, the couple was forced to leave China, and they moved to Japan, where they worked for 24 years.

The Jarvises were innovative leaders who, over the course of their lives, oversaw the establishment of a number of new ministries in Asia, Latin America, Haiti and Papua New Guinea.

NLAI's current missionaries embrace the pioneering spirit and passion for the things of God that the Jarvises modeled. Following their example, NLAI missionaries are committed to proclaiming Christ among the nations — wherever He leads them to go.

Statement of Faith

We believe: in one God and Father who is the maker and ruler of all things; in Jesus Christ, His Son, who is God manifest in flesh and Savior of the world; and in the Holy Spirit, God present with us, who renews our hearts and guides, comforts and empowers us for proclamation and ministry.

We believe: in the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead for our justification and our hope for eternity; in the forgiveness of sins through Christ’s atoning sacrifice for all mankind; in salvation by faith in Christ alone; in the Holy Bible, God’s inspired Word which is the only infallible rule of both faith and practice; in the Church, the body of Christ which is a worshiping community, and is God’s instrument to minister to the needs of its members, to make disciples of all the nations, to work for social justice, and to relieve human suffering.

We believe: in the bodily return of Jesus Christ who will raise the dead, judge all people according to deeds done in the body, and establish His glorious kingdom.

Financial integrity

Annually, the NLAI Board of Directors appoints an independent auditor to conduct a review of the financials per ECFA requirements. The auditor issues a report and also assists with the preparation of the filing of the annual 990 tax return. In addition, the NLAI Staff Manual lays out clear guidelines concerning expectations for the handling of personal and ministry funds by each of its staff personnel. All of these documents are available to be viewed by clicking on the appropriate button above.