Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Russian Lady Burned and in Danger of Death


Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Dear Friends,

Pastor Dave Greear from Raleigh, NC, Cornerstone Baptist Church brought this need to the attention of Operation Renewed Hope.  We are seeking to gather information about this situation so we can answer the need, if possible.  If you have any suggestions, please, contact ORH immediately.

This is a communication sent to ORH by Missionary Kevin Jones, ministering in Siberia.

“Elena is a 36-year-old mother of a 6 year-old son.  She is a pharmacologist by profession, and finished university magna cum laude and had started her post-grad doctoral work.  She was working three jobs to support herself and son. She worked second shift and finished at midnight on July 7, 2014.  On the way home, the pedestrian bridge that she was supposed to cross had been hit by a semi and was closed.  Her mistake was to try to cross the viaduct using a different route.  She was hit with 27000 volts of electricity which ignited some flammable fluids on the ground around her, resulting in 3rd & 4th degree burns over 80% of her body.  She has been treated in the Krasnoyarsk burn unit since that time.  They have been able to treat the burned areas, but 20% remain in need of grafts using lab-produced skin.  Her sister has donated as much skin as is possible, as has the patient herself.  Russia does not have any facilities that can provide her with the medical treatments that will save her life.  There are only 3 antibiotics that can treat the bacteria that frequently infects exposed burn areas.  This bacteria has become resistant to one of the three, so she has now started the second type.  One real danger is that this bacteria may not be eliminated and that it will become resistant to all 3 types of antibiotic.  If this occurs, she will die.  If she does not receive the skin grafts needed, she will die.”

Kevin is a missionary through Heartland Baptist Missions of Pensacola, FL.

“Kevin and Jessica Jones have been working in the city of Krasnoyarsk, Siberia for over 11 years. During this time, they have been instrumental in the founding of Krasnoyarsk Baptist Church. Kevin is now the pastor of the church and they have seen much growth in the past several years. For more information, please visit the Jones’ website at www.siberianjones.com”

If you have any suggestions, ideas, connections, or abilities to help us with this great need, please, let us know immediately.

God bless,

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
910-987-5072
orhus@aol.com

Vanuatu Update 1


Monday, March 16, 2015

Brothers and Sisters in Christ at Vanuatu

Dear Friends,

The email below came through Pastor Lloyd Donica of Bethel Baptist Church in Hampton, VA.  He received this message from Steve Gibbs.  On Sunday, we first heard of Steve through Fellowship Bible Church of Lancaster, SC, where Pastor Mills is the pastor.

Please read this information so your church can know the needs of the brothers and sisters on Vanuatu. 

“Dear Friends,  We have just been able to get through on the phone to Jimmy Kalo in Vanuatu.  The best news is that everyone on their property survived the cyclone.  They still have no water and no electricity, and the outdoor kitchen where they do their cooking has blown across the street and down the road.  During the night while Pam was passing over, the men had to block the door with their bodies to keep it from blowing in.  Much water came in the house but mercifully their roof stayed on.  You can imagine that everyone is in shock.  There is no one who has not been affected by the ravages of the cyclone.  Many ministries and businesses and families will be rebuilding from basically nothing.  Photos of Port Vila show uprooted trees, mangled buildings, shipping containers displaced in the road.  What kind of wind can blow a shipping container around?  Extensive flooding has also caused a lot of damage to buildings and infrastructure. Boats are splintered and washed up on shore.  Power lines are down everywhere and roads and bridges washed away.   Many pictures of the devastation in Port Vila have been posted on Facebook.  It’s a sobering journey to see the devastation.  As yet there is no word from the outer islands.  We cannot imagine how people in bush housing have managed to survive. Vanuatu will be a long time in recovery from this major storm, the South Pacific equivalent of Haiyan or Katrina.  Thanks for praying.  We will let you know when structures are in place to receive donations to help the victims.

It will be many weeks, perhaps months, before children can return to school, gardens will once again produce food and life will be begin to take on some semblance of normalcy.  We ask you to pray for us that we will have wisdom and insight as to what is the best way to help those whose lives have been radically changed by natural disaster.
Steve and Jane”

Operation Renewed Hope will commit $2000.00 immediately for this work as it is needed.

If you would like to participate by debit or credit card go to Operation Renewed Hope and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for “International Relief.”

If you would like to participate by check, please, send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC, 28309.  Please designate the check for “International Relief.”

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
910-987-5072
orhus@aol.com

Syrian Refugee Update 5


Monday, March 23, 2015

Dear friends,

ORH received this latest report from Pastor Dahdah of Gospel Baptist Church in Zahle, Lebanon.  He is accounting for the latest funds of $2000 sent for the welfare of the Syrian refugees ministered to by his church.  Pastor Dahdah tells us that he is ministering to the people through his church services.

“Dear Brother Jan Milton,
Here is the report and some pictures of the last aid for the Syrian refugees , $ 2000
$ 1000 Fuel Oil    1000  /  $ 50  =  20 families; $ 850  Snow boots   850  :  $ 17 =  50 persons
$ 150 Church expenses + money transfer; Thank you very much for your help.
May God bless your efforts; In His Service, Pastor karim Dahdah”

Please continue to pray for this ministry.  We are planning an evangelistic clinic in Pastor Dahdah’s church in Zahle.  Pray we can raise the $5000.00 to make this evangelistic effort a reality.  The security of a large group of Americans is very questionable.  However, we have access to 4 Lebanese medical care givers who could conduct the clinic while Pastor Dahdah preaches the gospel prior to the clinic day.  Pray this will be a reality.

If you would like to give by debit or credit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Designate the gift for “International Relief.”

If you would like to give by check, please send to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC  28309.  Designate the check for “International Relief.”

Please, take time to look at the most recent pictures which we have received in the attached PDF.

God bless,

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
910-987-5072
orhus@aol.com
www.operationrenewedhope.org

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cambodia 2015 Clinic Update



Cambodia 2015

      Our first team of 2015 was in Cambodia with Dr. Tom Johnson.  The following is a message he sent to ORH.
     “Dear Jan:  Thank you sooooooooo much for coming back to Cambodia! It was the best team we have ever had. I miss working with the docs, already!  Dr. Dersch, Daniel, and Dr. Gibson were particularly awesome. I would love to join you in the Philippines, if the Lord works it all out! Your messages were wonderful and I cherish them; I will try to review them often-especially the one about walking in Jesus' foot steps-wow, that was powerful!!
     Anna and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the $500 gift at the Saturday dinner. That was an unexpected blessing and very much needed. Thank you for being so generous….  There are 2 new areas that we want to do clinics that I feel will produce to two new churches-one in Gom Pueng Speu province and another in Prey Veng province. Please try to remember us in your prayers; and we will try to do the same.  Love, Tom and Anna”
     The trip went to the southern areas of Cambodia.  We worked in Kampot village for three days and finally moved to Kampong Speu for one day which was a new church start completely.  Dr. Johnson had a marvelous team of Cambodians who worked with us.  Over 940 patients attended the clinics and national evangelists preached the gospel each day.  Dr. Johnson and his team of evangelist were able to lead 235 people to Christ.
     When Dr. Johnson first began the work in Kampot, those who agreed to sell the land originally reneged and demanded more money.  After two years in court, Dr. Johnson finally was able to hold the people to their original agreement.  At the close of the clinic in this very strongly Kamer Rouge province, these same people expressed their gratitude for his work in their community.  Although they were very angry in the beginning, they experienced the good hand of our God, and their hearts were softened.
     The Gospel and good works are a powerful force.
     We thank God for the opportunity to be a part of Dr. Johnson’s ongoing efforts to  win the lost.

Jan Milton
9109875072

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Syrian Refugees Update 4


Thursday February 5, 2015

Dear Friends,

These are further messages from Pastor Dahdah of Gospel Baptist Church in Zahle, Lebanon.  To date, ORH has been able to help the Syrian Refugees with a total of $8000.00 for which Pastor Dahdah has very meticulously accounted.  ORH is thankful for him, and his love for Christ.  Please read his latest report.

Dear Bro. Jan, Thanks very much for helping the Syrians with Diesel for heating .  we helped each family with $ 50 = 100 liters of Diesel and we helped 75 families 75 * 50= 3750 $ plus $ 250 for Money transfer + church expenses .  $ 3750 + $ 250 = $ 4000
during these snowy weather and low temperature , these 100 liters will stay for only 20-25 days . and in moderate weather will stay longer .  last 20 days , we got 3 successive snow storms , and the Bekaa Valey got from 40cm - 60 cm of snow we couldn't held our meetings for 10 days .
find attached 35 photos out of 75 families holding each 2 coupons .
If you have any questions , don't hesitate to ask .
May God Bless you .
In His Service
pastor Karim Dahdah

ORH also thanks Sam Stricklin who untiringly and many times at the jeopardy of his life has ministered to the wonderful believers in our Islamic nations.  ORH’s admiration, respect, and trust for this man is great.

ORH wanted to take a group from the United States to do a medical clinic, but the current tensions prevented this.  A great friend and original ORH worker, Joe Crane, out of his vast knowledge of security issues warned ORH away.  He was correct, and ORH thanks him for his wisdom and love for ORH.

There is a strong possibility that doctors from Lebanon can be hired to go to Gospel Baptist Church for one week and offer their services to the Syrian people.  Pray for this endeavor.  It will be fraught with potential and real problems, but the people must be reached while they are in Lebanon.  It is an open door opportunity to take a bad thing and make it a help physically and spiritually to the Syrians fleeing form ISIS.

If you would like to donate by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”

If you would like to donate by check, please send your checks to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please mark the checks “International Relief.”

Pray ORH will be able to do a clinic in Lebanon.  Pray that many will come and receive the compassion of Christ physically and spiritually.  They must hear that Jesus Saves!

Please download the PDF, which is too large to put inside an email, to see each person who received the fuel coupons.  Use these pictures as prayer cards for the people.  Pray for ORH to be able to send at least $2000.00 more to help during this time.  Also, pray ORH would have the funds to do a medical clinic at Gospel Baptist Church in Zahle, Lebanon, for the Syrian refugees.

God bless,
Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27610
910-987-5072

Peru Update


Peru Update

Monday February 16, 2015

Dear Friends

Our dear friends, Alex and Flor Herrera, are now out of the Baptist Mid Missions Bible College in Cusco, Peru.  In our last clinic in the Manu Region just off of the Rio Madre de Dios, Alex and his wife Flor helped us do the evangelism during our clinic days.  They have since been working the area to continue our efforts.  ORH, by faith, started supporting them at $200.00 per month which is the only support they received.

Now they are moving to the area full time.  ORH, by faith, will now send to missionary Buddy Fitzgerald $300.00 per month for one year because they have moved to the region and are establishing a permanent work.

Please pray that this money will be available each month.  ORH wants to establish a good church in a difficult area as a result of the ORH clinics and follow-up work.

This is a message we received from them for the month of January through missionary Buddy Fitzgerald of Baptist World Missions.

in January

Dear brother; I greet you in the great name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ; and to wish the richest blessings from our good God and to share with what the great love God is doing in the jungle of Peru. After celebrate Christmas, we have been visiting the families who came to our services, thank God received us very kindly, I am convinced that God is at work in the lives of people, because after they searched me to ask some tips related to your family. Dear brother this January has been very difficult since it began the rainy season, and on some days it has been very difficult to go out and share the Word of God, but that is not an impediment, as we try to recover those hours when it does not rain; dear brother not only strong rain is falling, but also have been cut off for over a month without electricity and a week without access into and out of the area because of a strong collapse. But thank God we have been fine. Because there was no electricity, we have had to go with my family to the city of Cusco, to collect financial aid that you generously give us, and you see to take my wife and daughter to the doctor because they have them started dating white spots on the body; why I ask for your prayers that God who is the doctor of medical work in the lives of my family; Also we went poderles write and keep them aware what is happening in the jungle, because seeing no electricity, no such call, no internet, we are virtually incommunicado; we know that God is in control of everything, so I ask your prayers for God to intercede and everything returns to normal.

I send you a big hug to the distance wishing that God permits in the not too distant future to see them dear brothers. Sincerely Herrera family.  (Children meeting  3 meetings; brochures distributed  95 booklets; evangelized  35; Converted people   1 person; Worship Services  7 Services).

Attached are pictures and a translation of their December work report.  Pray for them; the health problems are always very real in the jungle.


Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
910-987-5072

Friday, January 16, 2015

Syrian Refugee Update 3


Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309

910-987-5072


Friday January 16, 2015

Dear Friends,

Lebanon
Please download the PDF file that ORH has created from the pictures which Pastor Dahdah from Gospel Baptist Church sent to us.  As you will see, the town of Zahle is completely snowed-in.  They have not been able to have church because people cannot travel. 

Please take the time to download the PDF.  It will give you a better understanding of how to pray for the Pastor, the church, and the refugees in need of Jesus and physical help.

ORH has sent a total of $8000.00 to Lebanon to help.  We would like to send at least $4000.00 more.

If you would like to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Mark the check for “International Relief.”

If you would like to give by debit or credit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org.  Choose “Network for Good” and follow the instructions.

Cambodia
Please pray for our medical team leaving Saturday January 17, 2015.  We will be conducting an evangelistic medical clinic with missionary, Dr. Tom Johnson.  Pray many will believe and a church can grow or start.  We have about 30 people on the trip.

God bless,

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610
910-987-5072