Thursday, April 24, 2014

7 year old boy needs help - Post 2


Monday April 21, 2014

Dear Friends,

As you know we published a situation about a little boy who needed surgery.  His parents are graduates of Johnny Daniels' school in Puerto Rico.  They left the school and became missionaries in the Guyanan jungle among the Amerindians.

The boy had a botched circumcision which led to two other surgeries, both of which failed.  We appealed to you and ideas flowed into us.  Thank you for caring for this family.

One idea sent to us has brought possible success.  One of the doctors working with ORH and a great friend, Elizabeth Drum, contacted that she would be the anesthesiologist on a team of American surgeons going to Haiti, May 1, 2014.  Through her work we have received the following email.

"Hi Jan,
Yes, you may have the family travel to Hopital Espoir for evaluation. A pre-evaluation at the hospital to be sure Ethan is healthy for surgery would be best and this can be done at the hospital the week prior to our arrival. A physician will evaluate the child and lab work will be completed on Ethan. Dr. Clanton Harrison can then evaluate Ethan upon our arrival on May 1 and put Ethan on the surgery schedule. We will let the hospital know to expect the Johanitans.
Thank you!
Debbie
Debbie Wisdom, BA, RN, LNCC
Executive Director, LEAP"

If all goes well Ethan's surgery will be done by an American team in Haiti.  OUR GOD IS SO GOOD.

Here are the needs
1)  We must raise at least $4000.00 for costs for the families travel costs, food, and lodging while the surgery is done and the follow-up afterwards.  This amount could go up just a little.  By faith, ORH will send this money so they can travel.
2.)  We must pray they can get the flights in time to reach Haiti for evaluation to be done.
3.)  Pray for the family.
4.)  Pray for the doctors and staff who will do the surgery.

If you can help.  We need it.  ORH must buy air tickets for the Albania team.  This will be a strong draw on our funds, plus releasing the $4000.00. 

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

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

God bless all who try to help us with the suffering of others.

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

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

7 Year Old Boy Needs Help Post 1

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Dear Friends,

ORH is asking for help for a family which is suffering.  It is my hope that we will be able to see the family's needs, weep with them over these needs, and help them with these needs.

Please read this letter from Missionary Johnny Daniels in Puerto Rico.

“Dear Bretheren:  Stephen and Lesha Johanitan are graduates of Calvary Baptist Bible College in Puerto Rico and are now serving in Guyana, S.A.  They have recently brought a need to our attention concerning the health of their 7 year old son Ethan who is in need of having surgery due to a complication with his circumcision.  The condition is life threatening."

In an effort to correct the first botched surgery, the boy has experienced two more botch surgeries.  The family is grieved and bewildered.

We must find a place where the situation can be permanently corrected.  This mother and father earn about $600.00 a month in their ministry with the Amerindians in the jungles of Guyana.  They have no way of solving this, as it needs to be solved.

Rehearsing the condition of the boy at this moment is too heart-wrenching to talk about.  I have three boys married with children and serving God.  When they were little this situation would have been unthinkable for me as their father.  

ORH has sent $600.00 to Johnny Daniels to pay for immediate needs of passports and other travel documents and needs for the family.  We will send a total of $1000.00 for the immediate needs.

We also have contacted a pediatrics urologist group in Miami, FL.  One of the physicians has assured us that she can correct the problems.

There are several needs to pray about, if the family has the surgery done in the United States.
1.       Pray that this surgeons group is the right one.
2.       Pray for a hospital willing to work with ORH.
3.       Pray that we find a place for the family to stay.
4.       Pray for travel costs for the family.
5.       Pray that this family’s suffering can be overcome by our prayers.

Please pray for God to answer.  Prayer is our only hope.  We must help this family.  Any suggestions that you might have would be greatly appreciated.

God bless,
Jan Milton

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

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Albania / Peru Post

Thursday April 10, 2014

Dear Friends,

Albania Clinic July 2014

Our Albania medical clinic in July 2014 needs at least 4 more non-medical people on the trip.  We also need at least one more doctor, PA, or nurse practitioner.  Please contact Rick Williamson (rwilliamson@teamorh.com) or Jan Milton (jan@operationrenewedhope.org).  We have a great team, but we would like to have one more medical caregiver.

Peru Clinic 2013 Follow-up

Buddy Fitzgerald is a missionary with Baptist World Missions.  He and his family, ministering out of Puerto Maldonado, Peru, on the east side of the Manu jungle, hosted the 2013 Peru clinic.

This jungle area is skirted on the east and north by Rio Madre de Dios.  The jungle clinic area for 2013 was at the foot of the mountains on the west side of the jungle which climbs up to Cusco at 13000 feet.  Buddy is managing the follow-up of the clinic, spiritually.  He writes the following.

“Hey Jan, hope you are well.   I had a good phone conversation with our friend Alex yesterday. He and his wife recently returned from another jungle visit.  God seems to be prospering the work, and the churches in Patria and Pilcopata are growing. They have had some nice events, and he continues emphasizing evangelism and discipleship. They even sometimes travel back and forth in order to hold joint services and encourage one another.  Right now with rainy season it is difficult if not impossible for him to arrive in Salvacion, because the Carbon River, which we crossed, is much higher at this time. He mentioned that he is really looking forward to moving down there in September, Lord-willing, because it seems there is never enough time to do all he wants there. He is very thankful for your support, and we continue to pray for an increase later on which will allow him to be there full time.

The little church there in Patria is currently saving to buy a lot, and they thought that it was all worked out, but it seems that some authorities changed their mind. We are asking that God would make it possible soon.”

Alex Herrera, the young man that Buddy refers to, wrote the following report of the on-going work in and around Patria, Pilcopata, and Salvacion.  We are sending them $200.00 per month to pay their travel expenses.  Please pray that we will be able to continue this support for the follow up of those who were saved.  We hope they will establish good churches in Patria, Pilcopata, and Salvacion, Peru.

“Dear Brother, the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you. I pray that God is blessing you. I would like to update you concerning the tremendous things Christ has done in the Jungle of Kosñipata. By the grace of God, and with your help, we were able to travel to the jungle on January 7 - 23, 2014. Once again our great God was able to use us in an incredible manner during this trip. One of the goals that we now have in the jungle is to purchase land for the church and the brethren of the church have committed themselves to God to give a certain amount each month. If we are able to fulfill our commitment, we should be able to purchase our own land by the end of this year. Dear brother, the brethren here are very excited; they certainly have their own challenges, but I trust in God, who will be working in their lives.

I would like to share with you the activities of the month of January:

Evangelism                          50 persons evangelization
Visitation                            20 brothers/sisters visited
Home Services                   6 services in church homes
Church Services                2 services with all the brethren
Counseling                         7 brothers/sisters counseled
Conversions                       1 person saved
Children’s Services            2 children’s services
Weddings                          1 wedding conducted

Dear brother, God has used us to in a particular wedding, where I was invited to preach and to be the witness, namely the wedding of Alex and Carmen. Thanks be to God, due to this opportunity, I was able to witness to a large part of his family and also to the justice of the peace. This was a wonderful experience because it also has encouraged other brethren to marry. I share this with you because in our country the majority of the couples live together.

Brother, I am so thankful to God for giving me the ability to serve Him and thank you also for your prayers and offerings toward the ongoing work in the jungle. Thank you, brother, for your faithful support. We here in the church are also praying for your trip. God bless the dear brothers in you their homes and in the work where God has placed each one. Sincerely, The Herrera Family”

Please pray for the income to keep these people going to follow-up, plant the church, and do further evangelism.

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

If you would like to send a check, please send to Operation Renewed Hope, P. O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please mark the check “Clinic Follow-up”.

God bless all who try to help us with the suffering of others and the salvation of their souls.

Jan Milton

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

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Philippines Typhoon - Post 30


Philippines Update

Thursday April 3, 2014

Dear Friends,
 
The Typhoon that struck the Philippines is for most people a vague point in the past.  But, thank God, that our churches did not forget.  Thank you for the efforts that you have made to help.
Three of our workers have reported, and ORH has responded with funds for the work.  Please read the reports from Dan Cacdavos, Rick Martin, and Jim Latzko.  I hope they will be blessings to you.
Dan and Edna Cadavos
 
"Hello Bro Jan,   Been having some internet issues at the house, I’m here in our church office this morning.  Yes, Dan has a scheduled trip to Surigao and Dinagat Island (adjacent to Leyte) this summer for 15 days with a large team for construction, clearing and evangelism....so those funds would be of great help.  If you send it via OPEN DOOR, please be sure they send it on immediately to our FL account so there is no delay for us to get in ontime for these upcoming ministries in April as time just flies...
We have a new pastor here attending the CEP Cont' Edu for Pastors, who also had severe damage done to their church and its on the way to where Dan and team is headed in April, so we would like to help them as well...I can't tell you what a blessing these funds have been to SO SO many ....we are asking our Bro John Bandivas, in our church office to consolidate all these reports as to what the Lord has done and the how...its overwhelming!  How good our gracious Lord.   I need to close but glad the internet is up and running now here at the church.  Thank you Bro Jan and God bless your work there,  Edna"
 
Rick Martin
 
"Dear Brother Milton, It was really good to hear from you.  You have been so good to the pastors here.  Right now we are helping the pastors with items for their churches like benches, chairs, guitars and songbooks and also personal needs for their famlies such as food clothing, bed, table and chair, eating utensils, person items, etc.  On April 7 most of the men who lost church buildings or parsonages will be at our Alumni meeting and we will divide the money we have and give each pastor a part of it in cash and let them buy what they need most.  If you sent anything we would probably add it to what we have and use it for this if that is ok.  Again thanks for being so thoughtful.
 
Your ministry has made a difference in the lives of a lot of people here!! God bless, Rick"
 
Jim Latzko

"Hi, Jan,  Sorry for the slow reply. I visited pastors in Eastern Samar that are working with Me Life Baptist Mission.   We have a new project to purchase roofing for believers who are still living under tarps 3 months after the typhoon. I would like to use the $1,500 to purchase roofing materials for them.   Jim"

If you have any extra funds for the work in the Philippines.  We will need just a few more offerings for the summer.  Pray about what you could do.
Please, consider this “open door”, and let’s not hesitate to go to the harvest.
 
If you would like to give by debit or credit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose Network for Good.
 
If you would like to send a check, please send to Operation Renewed Hope, P. O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please mark the check “International Relief.”
 
God bless all who try to help us with the suffering of others and the salvation of their souls.

Jan Milton

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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

"Sandy" Relief Post 10

"Sandy" Relief


Saturday, November 10, 2012

Dear Friends,
Anchor Baptist Missions
Mt Pisgah, NC
Michael Blanton

Please pray for Michael Blanton, and his work with the people on Staten Island. He is dropping food, water, heaters, blankets, and other items. The people are coming to his truck, and he and his assistant driver are passing out the needed items. He is also going house to house to give out the needed materials. He has met with Pastor Nate Watkins, and is helping the people in his ministry area.
Michael Blanton is with Anchor Baptist Mission. It is a great pleasure to serve with this group.
Pastor Kent Sager
Grace Baptist Church
560 South Ocean Ave.
Freeport, NY 11520
Pastor Kent Sager needs help with his home. I am asking that at least two churches put together work teams to help this man. He is doing his best. If you can help contact ORH immediately.
Berea Baptist Church
Palm Harbor, FL
Pastor Billy Gotcher

Pastor Gotcher and his church are sending 10 men to help Pastor Bickel get his church repaired. We thank Pastor Gotcher and his church for their willingness to help. Please pray for their safe trip to the "Sandy" area.

Valley Forge Baptist Temple
616 S. Trappe Rd.
Collegeville, PA 19426
Pastor Scott Wendell


Pastor Wendelll and his church sent a work team to the "Sandy" area. His men have helped Pastor Sager with the demolition of this water damage. We are so thankful for these wonderful people.
Continue to pray for the people. There is still much need.
If you wish to contribute by credit or debit card, go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose Network for Good.
If you wish to contribute by check, please mail it to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Mark the check "Sandy" Relief.
If you want the latest information, go to www.orhnews.blogspot.com.
God bless

Jan Milton
4928 Necessary Ct
Blue Springs, MO 64015
910-987-5072

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Philippine Typhoon - Post 29


Tuesday February 4, 2014

Dear Friends,

Albania

Operation Renewed Hope is seeking at least two more doctors for the trip to Albania in July.  We have two doctors already, two dentists, and one optometrist.  We need support people and nurses also.  Please consider going with us.  Go to www.orhmission.blogspot.com to read the full details.

Philippine Typhoon

Please download the attachment and post for your people to see.  These men are the hand of our good God who desires all men to be saved.  Dan and Edna Cadavos wrote the following.

"We coupled our efforts with Operation Renewed Hope, a Christian relief organization under the direction of Bro. Jan Milton.  Dan formed a team of carpenters, chainsaw operators and other skilled laborers from our church and camp ministries.  They have made 3 trips to Northern Panay and one trip to Leyte to assist in clearing, rebuilding for the ultimate goal of evangelism and encouragement to the brethren.  What a blessing and testimony these trips have been to local gov't officials, schools, medical clinics and local pastors with their church members!  "I saw an old man, hacking away on a large fallen mango tree..we stopped our truck and assisted his labor with our chainsaw...the tree was moved and his heart was melted, he readily received Christ as his Savior." "A member was killed in a small church, using ORH funds we provided 3 sacks of rice for the people gathered and during the preaching 25 souls were saved...it was a good day." "A school we helped asked me to preach during their parents meeting, there were over 400 in attendance, many professed to receive Christ." These are just a few of the many text messages we've received from Dan with his team.  His team continues to work, do bath them in prayer."

You made it possible for ORH to send $7000.00 for this effort.  What a wonderful thing it is to see God’s people band together for the gospel and good works around the world.  I am so humbled to serve.

If you would like to read the full story of the efforts, please go to www.orhnews.blogspot.com.

Please, consider this “open door”, and let’s not hesitate to go to the harvest.

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

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

God bless all who try to help us with the suffering of others and the salvation of their souls.

Jan Milton
orhus@aol.com
9109875072
www.operationrenewedhope.org

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Philippine Typhoon - Post 28


 Philippine Typhoon

Wednesday January 29, 2014

Dear Friends,

You have made it possible for the gospel through good works to work in the hearts of many.  Many have received Christ.  Dan Cadavos has gone back out from Mindanao again and is working in the areas of our last medical mission.   Dan for the last few days has worked with our great friends at the Wilds’ Camps Abroad.  I know he must be exhausted.  Please pray for him and read Edna’s report below..

“Dear Bro Jan,   This is just to inform you that we have received and transferred here the $7,000 for another mission in Northern Panay, basically the same area where Dr Waller was, and we were previously working with Pastor Shaun - specifically Estancia, Carles and surrounding islands.

Dan and the 8 men that were not able to go 2 weeks ago due to bad weather conditions are now there, they arrived yesterday late afternoon.  Dan will be there for 5 days, and the men will stay for 2 weeks.  Dan's brother Jacob, our camp manager, will be in charge after Dan sets everything up.  Dan will be conducting preaching and soul winning campaigns while the men work and will then turn things back over to the local pastors there for follow up.  They hope to accomplish much by the grace of God while there. They brought 4 chain saws and Dan had instructed the pastors to have trees purchased and ready for cutting on arrival so that they could assist as many churches as possible and members as time allows.  He will also follow up on the boat purchasing project to restore livelihood for members who are fishermen in that area.

We had a great camp with the Camps Abroad group from the Wilds, a good number saved among the 72 campers, as far as we know all went home knowing the Lord, maybe it was about 30% unsaved before camp.  With some of the ORH funds we were able to continue our pool repair from the flood damage, as well as beds for the cabins and sleeping platforms to accommodate over 100 who were at that camp.  You may see those pictures on our facebook page.  We also have a USB/flashdrive full of pictures from Panay and Leyte that our church clerk, John has given me, we hope to get those sent to you asap with full reports again of all the finances etc.

God bless you and it is a joy to partner with you, our pastor Matt Collier was here for a brief visit and he was excited to see what the Lord is doing in our ministry and the channel of blessing that has been extended via ORH through Dan and on to many other ministries as well.  Truly "LIttle is much when God is in it."

Will keep you posted on the work in Northern Panay.  God bless you all,  Edna, for Dan and the men in Northern Panay”

We asked Rick Martin to help us find a village to help where there was a good church to do follow-up.  We are hoping to help over 40 families in the village and at least 40 families in the church.  Rick Martin, wrote the following for us to see how this work is progressing. 

“Dear Brother Milton,  I want to thank you again for all that you have done for us and for many others around the world in times of great need.  You mentioned before that you wanted us to find the church and village with the most destruction and we have tried and prayed much about which place to help.  I believe the area up in the mountains of Tadi, Sara where Pastor Michael Balinas pastors would perhaps be that place.  It is hard to know for sure with so many villages affected.  Brother Balinas has been there for around 20 years and is a pastor I admire.  I had him preach in our church a few weeks after the typhoon because of the reports I heard about the damage there.  He said that 98% of the 300 homes were destroyed or had significant damage.  We have not contacted him yet but will do that if he is ok with you.  We can ask him to make a list of families in his church and a list of others in the village to help as you mentioned.  I know it will be a great blessing to the people there.  His church is a long way from the town of Sara, way up in the mountains near the border of Iloilo and Capiz province.  A church in California is rebuilding his church.

I had someone write me today who had raised some money to rebuild some of the churches buildings.  We have donors committed now I believe for all the churches destroyed.  I am wondering if it would be a good idea and ok with you if I had them use their funds to help some of the church buildings ORHUS is helping with here.  It would help the churches to be able to do some more like build benches or chairs and a pulpit or put up a wall at the side of the church or maybe buy songbooks or a guitar or keyboard.  Do you have any thoughts about that?  Of course I would let them know what you are doing there.

Thanks for being so good to these people here.  I had a couple of the pastors tell me that their churches had doubled in size since the typhoon as the people were more open to the gospel.  I believe that the way you are trying to help the village which suffered the most damage will open some doors in a wonderful way.  God bless,  Rick”

Dr. Greg Waller wrote the following testimony about the clinics he conducted for January 8-19, 2014. 

“’Where are we going?’ I wondered.  We seemed to be driving on a vacant beach on our way to the first day of clinic.  Then we saw the village we were to work in for the day.  Our “clinic” was held in the church – a 10’x20’ shack of old bamboo, driftwood, and used sheet metal.  It was the best building in what once had been a prosperous fishing village.  Posts, pillars, and cement steps half buried in the sand attested to the once peaceful village, now 100% wiped out by the tidal surge of Typhoon Yolanda.  Three months after the storm, villagers are still living under tarp shelters with what few personal items they managed to save.  All available resources must go into fixing boats and nets for income; homes must come later.  It rained every day we were there, and we wondered how these folks were surviving.  Many were sick.  In spite of it all we were invited to lunch in one of the tarp homes and enjoyed a feast of fish (cooked 4 different ways) and rice.  We later visited the Island of Binonganan , where they had fared no better.

The evening before we were to visit the island our host got a call saying the water was too rough for the long narrow banca boats to sail.  We hastily arranged an alternative in another village.  Nearly the first patient there was a 3 year old boy with sepsis and pneumonia from an infected knee joint.  He needed to be hospitalized at once, but there was no possible way to make that happen.  I removed 3 syringes full of pus from his knee and we began injections plus the strongest oral antibiotics we had.  While we were observing his progress throughout the day, both his parents, and 2 other family members joined the over 200 that trusted the Lord that day.  Three days later this child was greatly improved.  “I am going to remember your face!” he threatened Linda as she gave him his 3rd antibiotic injection.  Had the Lord not led us to that village, this precious 3 year old would no doubt  be dead and his family (along with many others) still lost and on their way to hell.  In all we treated 1295 patients and 588 made decisions for Christ.”

If you would like to read the full story of the efforts, please go to www.orhnews.blogspot.com.

Please, consider this “open door”, and let’s not hesitate to go to the harvest.

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

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

God bless all who try to help us with the suffering of others and the salvation of their souls.

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
9109875072
orhus@aol.com