Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Syrian Refugees - Post 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


Syrian Refugee Update 2


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

910-987-5072



Friday January 9, 2015

Dear Friends,

ORH thanks all who have been so helpful with the work with the Syrian Refugees in Iraq and Lebanon.  Below is a report from Pastor Dahdah of Gospel Baptist Church in Zahle, Lebanon.  Please read this and pray for the Gospel as it goes to these people.

We know you have been keeping up with the attacks in Paris.  The Syrian Refugees live in this fear continually.  Pray for them after you read the report.

Dear Bro. Jan Milton,

Sending this letter.  Hope finding you in a good condition and praying that you are happy in serving Our Dear Lord Jesus.  Many of the Syrians are thanking God and you because of the help and aid provided .

20 families had helped in Food boxes which cost                         $1000.00
20 families got medical reliefs (medicine, operations,
Rays and hospital fees )  which cost                                             $2750.00
church expenses                                                                             $  225.00
Money transfer                                                                              $    25.00                                                                                       Total                                                                                               $4000.00

I need to send you the pictures as soon as they are ready. Because of snow storm hitting the middle-east since Tuesday, we cannot get out of our home .

According to the next projects and help for the Syrians , we need desperately today and not tomorrow some help of Diesel Heating .  Each Family in this snowing weather needs at least   $ 110 = 200 Liters of Diesel for Heating .  Also we have Min Targets of those people come to our churches and all listen the word of God .

60 Families   *   $  110   =  $ 6600

I can give you a weather forecast site  that we're using it daily ,and you can check daily our stormy weather.  Also I'll send you some pictures of snow in the Bekaa - Valey which vary from 20 cm - to 30 cm of snow .  www.accuweather.com, go to Zahle in this site and you can see the weather for one month ahead.   also you can choose oC or oF as well .   In His Service, Pastor Karim Dahdah

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

Syrian Refugees and Philippine Typhoon Post 3


Friday December 12, 2014

Syrian Refugees – Lebanon Work

Dear Friends,

ORH wants to thank the churches and individuals who have given to help the work of Pastor Maher in Iraq and Pastor Dahdah in Lebanon to work with the Syrian Refugees.  ORH is thankful that many have heard the gospel and some have been saved.  Thank God also for Brother Sam Stricklin, and Brother Edgar Fehgaly who are true brothers of compassion for a hurting people without the gospel.

Below is a message about the work with the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.  Pastor Karim Dahdah is now in the process of helping these people.  This is not easy since he faces the possibility of his own status becoming that of a refugee from ISIS.

Lebanon just arrested a “woman who is believed to be one of the wives of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group's reclusive leader.” (CBS News).

Please pray for these brave servants and those “scatter abroad”.  Pastor Dahdah is giving the gospel and relieving the horror and suffering of displaced people.

Please read the email from Pastor Karim.

“Dear Bro. John, Thank  you for your direct reply and full understanding.  I'll follow your instruction as you've asked, and if you need some more information or photos, don't hesitate to ask.  All money will be used for Syrian refugee people.  Something to know that not all Syrian people live in camps. Some of them are renting small rooms.  I'll also sent you in the future some picture of their rooms.

Also now in winter, they are in great need of Diesel, for Heating. At least every family needs $100 /m, as you know Zahle and Bekaa- Valey is 900- 1000m high above sea Level.  So your 2nd project to us could be for diesel knowing that I can help from 50 - 100 family.  Please pray for that essential need as well.  Feel free to call me or contact me any time.  Pastor Karim”

If you would like to help these efforts in a most unique opportunity for the Gospel, please do one of the following.

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

If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and select “Network for Good”.

ORH will always be the voice of those people who are the “scatter abroad” as Jesus saw them.  May our eyes be His eyes.  May we see the multitudes as “sheep scattered abroad having no shepherd.”

Philippines Typhoon

Thank God that the typhoon was not as severe as the one a year ago.  At this time, we are assessing the damage, and what ORH should do, if anything.  The best we know at this time is that we should wait and not commit resources.  Continue to pray for these people.  If we think it wise to engage this disaster, ORH will send out another update.

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

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Typhoon "Hagupit" - Post 2


Saturday, December 6, 2014

“Typhoon Hagupit”

Dear Friends,

We just received this report from Jim Latzko, a missionary we helped in the last typhoon.

“Dear Jan,  Thanks, I received your e-mail.  It is 1:40 PM.  Typhoon is supposed to be at its height at 8 PM to 2 AM.  We are about 120 miles south of the center of the typhoon.  It is expected to pass through Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.  Our pastor and his wife in Oras, Eastern Samar evacuated to a school.  There is already some flooding in Oras, according to her text message.  Tacloban seems to be OK at the moment, according to a text from a friend.  This typhoon, though not as strong as the last one, is moving very slowly, so there is more time for the wind to do damage.  I will definitely keep you informed.  Jim”

Please pray.  This missionary and his churches are possibly at the strongest point of the Typhoon.

As information comes we will contact you.  Thank you for helping ORH.

God bless,

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

Typhoon "Hagupit" - Post 1


Friday December 5, 2014

“Typhoon Hagupit”

Dear Friends,

Once again we are faced with a typhoon in the Philippines.  ORH has contacted the people that we worked through in the last typhoon event.

Dan and Edna Cadavos have responded with this email.

“As you know Dan and I are in Florida at present but already in touch with several of our pastors there presently awaiting the storm...they are only beginning to feel its affects.

We will keep you updated and have people in place where we could easily channel help later on as the Lord provides and the needs are made known.  Our hearts are just heavy with concern, but we know again the Lord is doing something in our country.

I did mention to your wife already to check our FB page as well for regular updates.  For tonight we rest in Him already assuring several in the line of fire of our prayers as we rest for the evening.   Thank you and ORH again for already reaching out in concern.”

This storm could follow the path of the last storm which occurred 1 year ago.  I know that the churches and people of the last event are overwhelmed with the possibility of a repeat of last year.   If this storm does not veer away, ORH will once again need to help these people and churches.

Please pray for these people.

ORH stands ready to help.  I hope you will consider helping.

God bless

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