Saturday, April 22, 2017

Peru and Lebanon


Saturday, April 22, 2017



Dear Friends,

PERU

Pastor Giorgio Romani is continuing the efforts for ORH in Peru.  He is attempting to be as frugal as possible.  Thank you for your donations to ORH for the Peru Relief flooding effort.  Operation Renewed Hope has enjoyed our labors with Pastor Giorgio and Brother Shapiama.

Please read the report below.

“Mr. Milton,  Once again I want to thank you for your encouragement, advice and support during our efforts to bring relief and the gospel to those suffering in Peru.  We know that what we have done is very little, but it is magnified and worth it all when we hear of the souls coming to know Him as Savior.

As a church and ministry we are planning  two more trips, one two Lambayeque and another one to Piura.  These trips are not improvised, they have been part of our goals for the past 3 weeks.

We decided to wait a little while for these trips, because we wanted to focus on the ones we had at hand. We have been trying to do our research and we have finally selected the ministries and local pastors with whom we will be working.

Both areas are in northern Peru, and we will have to fly there.

The first trip- Lambayeque- is scheduled for the last week of April.

Our goal is to raise 4000.00 soles ( aprox. 1300.00 USD).  We will be helping two ministries/ pastors that have suffered the consequences of the floods. Both pastors have expressed the need they have for mattresses, blankets, shoes, clothing, and basic toiletries more than food.

One of the churches is in need of chairs and a pulpit and we are planning to help with that as the Lord provides.

The second trip- Piura- is schedule for the second week of May.

Piura is the region that has been most affected in Peru. Our goal is to raise 10000.00 soles (aprox. 3200.00 USD).

Their situation is very similar to those in Lambayeque and the needs they have expressed are alike. The main difference is that their church buildings are inhabitable. This is why the cost is higher. One of the church buildings has been completely destroyed and we are planning to give them a significant portion of the amount raised in order to help them with the initial process of rebuilding. The other church was flooded, but it is a rental; the sad part is that most of the church belongings that were placed on the roof top for safety were stolen.

Both pastors in these areas have suffered material lost, but praise the Lord their homes are still standing and they were able to save most of their belongings.

I hope this information helps. If you need more information please let me know. God bless, Dr. Giorgio Romani, Gal 2:20”


Lebanon


The PDF is a picture of the work in Lebanon with Pastor Karim Dahdah.  Please pray for him as he helps the Syrian refugees in the area around Zahle, where he is pastor of Gospel Baptist Church.



The pictures are of him with people who received fuel oil coupons for heating.  We have purchased $1000.00 of fuel oil and hope to distribute $1000.00 more.



If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per council, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductable donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)

Friday, April 14, 2017

Peru Flooding Update


Friday, April 14, 2017




Dear Friends,


The relief work continues to go forward, but will be held up for Easter weekend so the churches may rest and rejoice in the Resurrection of Christ.  The work should begin again on the Monday after Easter.  Read the latest update from Pastor Giorgio and download the pdf of pictures.


“Mr. Milton,  Yesterday we came back to Huarmey with over 200 packages of food and basic toiletries! We had planned on 150, but the Lord once again showed us His abundant love, mercy and provision.


In the midst of all the suffering and turmoil that we have seen the Lord has allowed us to portray His love through donations, physical help, but He has mainly open a door for us to share the gospel with hundreds.


It is very hard to see the suffering of those who have lost their homes and earthly goods but it is so magnificent to see and hear of the many that have come to the knowledge of Him. It was very encouraging to hear the testimony of the Pastor that we have worked with in Huarmey. He told us that last Sunday, after our first trip there,  they had over 100 people at their church service ( something that had not happened before) and that he is being invited to share the Word at differen

t communities where the help was brought. He asked me to express his gratitude towards everyone who is helping and contributing. He wants us all to be reminded that the labor and sacrifice for our
Lord is not in vain.


Praise the Lord!


We have two more trips coming up to the north of Peru ( Lambayeque y Piura). Please keep praying for us, for the many that are suffering and mainly for many to come to the knowledge of Him. Giorgio Romani   Gal 2:20"


Thank you for praying and assisting ORH in the relief work in Peru.


If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072

jan@operationrenewedhope.org

www.operationrenewedhope.org

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Peru Flood Update


Thursday, April 6, 2017



Dear Friends,


Please read the update from Pastor Giorgio Romani about the continuing work with the floods in Peru.  He needs our help as he reaches people with the gospel and physical help.  Also, please download the attachment to see the work.


“Yesterday we came back from Huarmey, Peru , 5 hours north of us. This area has been severely affected by the mudslides and floods. We want to thank everyone who helped bringing donations, preparing the packages, praying, and contributing financially. The need is great and it is encouraging to see the benevolence and love of many of you towards those who are suffering.

Our hearts were full of joy as we were able to share the gospel with hundreds and we were blessed with the opportunity to help more than 256 families with clothing, food, and basic toiletries.

Despise the joy we felt, we were also burdened with the hundreds that we could not help.

There is one particular area that is not being helped much. We were only able to help 78 families of this community and it was sad to see the desperation of those who left empty-handed. Some of them became aggressive against each other and against us, but it was because they just wanted some help. My heart is burdened for them and I am praying and planning to organize one more trip there next week. Our goal will be to help 150 families in this area. Their hearts are open to hear the gospel and they are also in great need.

The cost to prepare 150 packages is approximately 2500 soles (approx 800 dollars). This does not include the cost of transportation and truck rental. The trip we made yesterday cost about 4500 soles (almost 1400 USD); the Lord really blessed and with your help and the help of three other churches in Lima we were able to get all the expenses covered.

....  I trust the Lord will supply for the needs that we have as we plan to share Christ and portray His love. Our church in Lima has surprised me with their commitment and expressions of Love towards our brethren that are hurting and towards those in need.

Please continue to pray for us as we continue to plan bringing aid to those who have suffered from the mudslides and floods and please pray for the many that are still suffering here in Peru! Mainly for many to come to the knowledge of Him.

God bless!  Giorgio Romani  Gal 2:20”


Please continue to pray for the relief work in Peru.  There are many to hear the gospel and be helped.  Pastor Giorgio and his people are doing the best that they can do with the money they have.  Operation Renewed Hope has sent $1100.00 of the $2000.00 committed.

If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072






Peru Flood Update


Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Dear Friends,


ORH has received the following report by Pastor Giorgio Romani in Peru.  Please read his report.


“Mr. Milton, The pastor from Chiclayo took these pictures last Saturday from an area of Lambayeque that was flooded almost two weeks ago. There used to be a Baptist church in the area, but its temple has been pretty much destroyed.

They are also in need and apparently, the weather is starting to get better in this area, allowing us to plan a trip sooner than what we thought.

The pastor shared with us that they are in need to rebuild the temple and also in need to fix their home and the house of another pastor that we also know. The area is in need of toiletries and non-perishable foods. He mentioned that they are concerned with the spreading of dengue and other diseases. They are asking for a medical team, we will share the need with some national doctors, hoping to plan a trip focused on medial assistance.

If you have any advice you could give me in how to handle these situations and how to do bette... I would really appreciate it.

It is very overwhelming to hear the testimonies of the many that are suffering. It is so hard to make a decision on where to help, but we have focused our support in the areas I mentioned.

We pray for wisdom and we ask you to please continue to pray for us and for much wisdom in how and whom to help.  God bless, Giorgio Romani Gal 2:20”


Please pray for these brethren as they seek to help.  ORH has sent $500.00 to assist them as they help.


If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.

God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Saturday, March 25, 2017

Peru Flooding


Wednesday, March 22, 2017



Dear Friends,



Once again, our brethren and their ministries to the people are in need of physical and spiritual help.  This time the need is in Peru with the terrible flooding.  Thanks to Dr. Rick (Ricardo) Armstrong of Iglesia Biblica Bautista Antioquia in Antioch, CA. ORH has been given the names of trusted people with which to work.



Dr. Armstrong has suggested a man who is in Peru and from his church, David Shipiama.  Below is his testimony about the situation.



“The people of Peru are going through difficult times. The mud slides and heavy rains have flooded many communities and have the whole country in suspense. Peru hasn't seen this much devastation caused by rain in the last 20 years.  The most affected areas are the central mountains and the coast.  The report from the government is that the heavy rains and mud slides are expected to continue until the end of the month.”



David continues his description of the situation.



“To this day, there have been reports of 75 deaths, 263 wounded, 20 people missing and 99,475 people that have lost everything they had.  Our main concerns right now are our brethren in the north that have been hit the hardest.  Many have had to evacuate their homes with nothing but the clothes on their backs not knowing when they will be allowed to go back and others have lost everything.   The most urgent needs are food, water, shelter, clothing and medicines.”



David attends Iglesia Bautista de Fe and works with a group called MADEL that educates church leadership, gives the gospel, teaches English as a second language, and provides medical care.  The pastor and director of the church in Lima, Iglesia Bautista de Fe, and its ministry, MADEL, is Giorgio Romani.  Below is his appraisal of helping the people in the impact area.



“Due to the natural disasters in Peru, we are planning as a ministry and church to help two churches located right outside of Lima and also two churches located in the area of Chiclayo and possibly one in Piura.”



The churches located near Lima are in an area that has been and is still being hit with mudslides and rain.  We have spoken with the pastors of these churches and they are desperately asking for help. They are in great need of basic supplies: …Food (non-perishables), Water, Diapers, Soap, Clothes, Toilet paper, Milk (powder), Medicine (basic medical aid supplies).



In the next couple of months they will also be in need of supplies to start cleaning and rebuilding walls: Bricks, Concrete, Plumbing, Electrical wiring, Sand.



We have also spoken with a couple of churches in Chiclayo and Piura (northern Peru) and they are also in great need of similar items. They are not receiving as much help because it is very difficult to get to those areas at this point….”



Please pray that ORH will be able to help these churches and the people in the community around the churches.  ORH is committing $2000.00 immediately to the need.  Pray for the work of the local Bible College which was flooded close to the area in Lima.



If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.



If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.



God bless,



Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Peru Flooding Update


Saturday, March 25, 2017



Dear Friends,


The planning continues in Lima by our church brethren to reach into the devastation areas which will receive the least amount of help.  Please read the plans that were emailed to ORH by Pastor Giorgio.


“Mr. Milton, Yesterday, we received information from the pastor and church on the outskirts of Lima that we are planning on helping.

He told us about two towns, Barba Blanca and Winco, that are located approximately 40 minutes north of him. These two towns have been greatly affected by the rain and mudslides. They are not being helped as much as the others because the only way to get to them is with four wheel drive vehicles.

We will be going to help and bring donations to these people on Monday. We are renting a truck to bring the donations to Chosica, and from there we will have to rent 4 or 5 trucks (4 wheel drive) to go up the mountain. The cost for the truck to Chosica is covered and we have contacted some local churches here to help cover the cost of the four wheel drive trucks. It is around 180.00 soles to rent each one of these trucks.

We have collected donations from 4 other churches for this Monday, but the need is great. If the Lord provides, we will like to go there more than just this coming Monday.

As far as we know, these two towns do not have Baptist churches; however the pastor in Chosica shared with us that it is an area that they would like to reach out with the gospel and Lord willing in the future have a church planted over there.

Thank you for your time and your help!

        I will be taking pictures and Lord willing I will be able to send those to you Monday night or Tuesday morning.  Giorgio Romani, Gal 2:20”


ORH is excited by the combination of the gospel and a helping hand.  It is the ministry of Jesus.  Please pray that the excursion by the suffering church to relieve the suffering of others is successful.


ORH is sending $500.00 of the committed $2000.00 to this worthy effort.  Pray for God’s blessing as the churches unite to relieve suffering temporally and give the gospel for eternal relief.


If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.


God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072

jan@operationrenewedhope.org

www.operationrenewedhope.org

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Albania Urgent


Thursday, March 2, 2017



Dear Friends,


ORH clinic planner, Rick Williamson, is in Albania with missionary Mike Fiocchi preparing our next medical clinic for July 2017.  Please read the update he sent.  After Rick’s update, there is an urgent prayer request.


     “Attached is the picture of Hasima and her family.  They live in the village of Laknas, Albania.  Hasima is the one that is standing directly under the TV.  She was saved at Operation Renewed Hope’s medical clinic with Missionary Mike Fiocchi in Albania in July 2016.  Through follow-up home visits Bro. Mike and his wife Jennifer have been able to share the Gospel with many of the family members.  The older daughter (in yellow dress) has also received Christ as well as 2 of her other girls.

     Mike and his people go out every Thursday morning to the village with prescheduled visits to continue the follow-up visits from the clinic contact.  We are going this morning to visit a couple of the families and witness to them.  We should also be getting a video interview of Hasima’s testimony and maybe another one tonight.  Serving God and Loving it, Rick Williamson”


Rick later wrote me also about another salvation from those in last year’s clinic.


     “…add to the paragraph that following our video session tonight the girl standing to my right was saved.  Now Hasima and 4 of her daughters are Christians.  We are praying for her husband. Serving God and Loving it, Rick Williamson”


URGENT!!!

Please pray about a new sponsor for our trip to Albania in 2017.  The sponsoring organization that has sponsored our clinics since our first clinic in Albania is no longer sponsoring church oriented clinics.  We must find a sponsor.


Rick and Mike Fiocchi will be meeting with a doctor who could sponsor us into the country Friday morning Albania time.  Please pray for this meeting. We cannot let this ministry end.  Too many people are receiving the blessing of God.


By the way, the people, Rick mentioned that he and Mike would be following up from the clinic last year, received Christ also.  Rick called just a few minutes before preparing this update to give the praise.


Please download the PDF.




Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072