Tuesday, June 2, 2020

MICHIGAN FLOODING DURING COVID 19


Beaverton Baptist Church
Budget for Operation Renewed Hope
June 1, 2020


The past few months have been taxing on the world due to COVID-19. Then on top of that, the last couple of weeks have been difficult for so many displaced people in central Michigan due to the recent devastation caused by 3 dams and a levy breeching. Wixom Lake alone, which holds 21.5 billion gallons of water, emptied out in just one hour when the Edenville dam breeched. Then came the Sanford dam, then the Smallwood dam, then the Poseyville dyke. The torrents of raging water flooded large areas of four different counties, causing the evacuation of 10,000 people. Our governor declared a State of Emergency for what is being called a “500-year” flood. Many bridges and dozens of roads were washed away. What would normally be a 25-mile drive to Midland from here, became an 86-mile arch to the north around the disaster area, because the main bridges (including US-10 over Sanford Lake) were gravely damaged or disappeared altogether. Praise God no lives were lost throughout all of this.


We at Beaverton Baptist Church are reaching out and help some families whose homes were damaged by this disaster. Our own church members, Chuck & Karen Case, live on Wixom Lake. Thankfully, as the water was just beginning to rise, filling their crawl space and starting to inch up into their home, the Edenville dam breeched. The lake drained so quickly as it crashed on downstream, breeching the next dam and flooding the town of Sanford. We are helping the Case family as they put the pieces of their lives back together. There are so many others whose lives have changed unexpectedly and dramatically as they lost most of if not everything they owned. Many don’t even have Jesus as Lord to help carry them through the months ahead. We would like to share the gospel of Jesus with others, so they can have that peace that passes understanding as they move forward. Thank you to Operation Renewed Hope for giving this blessed “God Opportunity” to share Jesus in this part of the vineyard.


ORH Gift:   $1,000

BUDGET:   $1,000 – HVAC SYSTEM

Since there are so many organizations, churches and groups that have come in from all over, and are handing out food, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene products, we feel led to help out a family or two with much-needed home repair due to damage caused by flooding.

Chuck's crawl space, showing the duct work
just hanging from the ceiling.
 The water-logged insulation has been pulled
 down already. 
We are going to start with helping one family, Chuck & Karen Case.

Chuck and his son have already done most of work cleaning up the water and dampness out of his crawl space and home.

Chuck’s said his first priority is his HVAC system. He called a guy about replacing the ductwork and getting a new AC unit put in. The man is swamped with jobs right now because of the disaster. He said he will get back with Chuck as soon as he can.

I was trying to see how I could split up the budget for different uses, but in Chuck’s case, his first need is the HVAC.  So we would like to put the $1,000 toward getting that HVAC system replaced and running for Chuck and Karen. We don’t know when it will be able to be installed. All the HVAC businesses are swamped with jobs right now.

Thank you!

In Christ Jesus,
Sharon Cay

Liberia: Covid 19 PPE materials for Ministry of Health in April 2020

Pastor Joseph Nunu - Lord Shepherd Hope Foundation Report

Jan, Here are the pictures of the various receipts for the buckets and face masks.

Jan, please understand that I prepaid for the hand sanitizer but to no avail I never receive it because of the scarcity on the market.

Therefore, I added the sanitizer money to the face masks money which gives me the total numbers of 63 boxes for 30 each instead of 35 dollars because of the huge quantity I purchased. And these 63 boxes give me 756 pieces which is very helpful.


And I was able to pay 13 dollars USD for each bucket instead of 15 dollars which enable me to print the Lord Shepherd Hope Foundation and ORH name on all. 








(The pictures to the left are the "The Gift Ceremony" from ORH and LSHF to the lady Minister of Health.)
































LIBERIA COVID 19 FOOD DISTRIBUTION REPORT FOR MAY 19


Monday, June 1, 2020

JOSEPH PROJECT - HAITI RECEIVES MONEY FOR FOOD DISTRIBUTION

Pastor Serge Jacmel Feeding the Multitude

A thousand thanks to ORH for the 1000 dollar sent in response to my request on behalf of some people in my churches (Evangelical Church of the Redeemed) among the poorest.

The money served to provide 25 persons or families with a kit containing the items mentioned in the request letter. The updated letter had suggested that the number "30 persons " mentioned initially would go down when adding another essential element I had forgotten. Interestingly still, 25 families receives the kit even when I added an even more necessary item!

In fact, some of the beneficiaries, suggested, after consultation, that it would be better to drop the 3 cans of salmon, and, instead of a whole gallon of cooking oil, to give them half a gallon, so that they could get a box of laundry bar of soap. The box is about 5.5 USD. 

Besides, you'll remark that I didn't take into account transportation. Not only I paid for taking the products from the store to the deacon's, I paid also to transport some kits to some church members in the countryside, in Lamontagne (the Hosanna Ministry has a small church in that place too).

Finally, I said I would give the kits to the women. Not all of them could be there. They sent either
their husband (with a taxi bike), or their son (strong enough to carry the items).

So, this is it, the money was served for relief for the intended entity. Not even the deacon or I got our share! 

Again, the people and I want to express our deep gratitude for that help. And we wish it could be repeated, for there are so many people in need here. That's the main reason we didn't choose to do the distribution in the church facilities, because that would provoke the others to jealousy .

Thank you again to ORH!
If you have questions, please, don't hesitate to ask!

To Mr. Jan Milton, in Operation Renewed Hope,

Joy and satisfaction over Operation Renewed Hope - Jan Milton in particular - for sharing in practical ways the love of Christ, touching so many lives around the world. I, Serge JACMEL, thank ORH again for responding positively to me in my former address about my brother-in-law, Noé Métélus, who had colon cancer.

Now, Frantzo Marmousette, Mrs. Fouchard Pierre, and I, are writing for some food relief for some people in our churches among the poorest. In fact, we are part of a big church - Evangelical Church of the Redeemed, which counts four daughter-churches. We are over 1 000 church members. As ORH is doing many actions in several poor countries to help, I am sure you are aware of the execrable situation (to say the least), which is the constant in such countries like Haiti. While it’s been about two months the virus is spreading in the country, and people can’t go to school, to work, or are hindered to go to the open market to sell or to buy… We haven’t gotten any help from the government, not even a mask! As Christians, it’s even worse for us.

So, seeing the posts by ORH about reliefs sent to other people in other countries, we dare hope you could send us some relief, even for the poorest among us.

Below are the list and price of items to make a food kit for one family (we consider giving it to the woman in the family).

A Kit for one family - Items
ü  1/4 of a sack of rice (12.5kg/27.5 lbs) for 12.5 USD
ü  A bag of spaghetti containing 24 units for 9 USD
ü  3 cans of salmon for 4.1 USD
ü  A big pot of black beans, about 7 lbs, for 6 USD
ü  A gallon of cooking oil for 7USD

Based on what is established above, we would need an equivalent of 39 USD for one family. So, with 1 000 USD, about 25 families can get a food relief kit like that.
In the hope that ORH will soon give us a positive response to our request, we pray that more abundant blessings be poured on ORH!

Serge JACMEL, leader
Frantzo MARMOUSETTE, deacon
Mrs. Fouchard PIERRE, deaconess

Thursday, May 28, 2020

COVID 19 PHILIPPINES

TELL EVERYONE ABOUT

ORH-TELEHELP

”a Compassionate voice on your phone"

https://orhnews.blogspot.com/2020/04/announcing-orh-telehelp.html



Go to New ORH Interactive Update


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Dear Friends,

JOSEPH PROJECT – ORH-TELEHELP IN UGANDA WITH PASTOR ZEBEDEE
The ORH-TELEHELP program has been a channel of blessing to a remote mountain village outside of Kasese, Uganda.  There is no medical care in this village, and during the pandemic precautions, travel is restricted. 

Our first patient was an 80 years old lady with shortness of breath.  Pastor Zebedee was able to arrange video consult by phone.  Dr. Scott and Dr. Humphreys were able to provide medical advice.   Our hope is to provide consultation by phone so they can work with a Doctor in Kasese through Missionary Matt Stensaas.  Also, ORH hopes to train a village medical assistant to assist our ORH-TELEHELP team to assist this village medically and spiritually.  There are over 50 elderly and 350 children needing consult.
 
Please go to this link to read and see the full testimony.

Please go to this link to see more food distribution in Uganda

Joseph Project – SEE THE MINISTRY FACE  IN THE PHILIPPINES
ORH was very grateful to Pastor Janel Nemeno for his effort to help the people around his church, Bible Baptist Church,  in Binalbagan Negros Island, Philippines.  Pastor Janel wrote us the following.

“Hello Please pray for us here in Binalbagan Negros Island. We have 14 days quarantine, many needy people, needy members who are in need of food. Please pray for us and please extend some help for us to buy some food and groceries. The people here they will not die of the virus but they will die due to hunger. Our church was able to distribute 125 families with 10kls. Rice and groceries but it’s not enough, people are keep coming and begging for food. Please include us in your ministry. Thank you ORH and Sir Jan Milton.”

After receiving Pastor Janel’s request, ORH requested references which were contacted. Then, ORH sent $500.00 to start food distribution.  Pastor Janel was true to his word, sending documentation back.  When ORH received his documentation for the first $500.00, another $500.00 was sent with the same expectation of documentation.

Please read and see complete documentation at this link.

If you wish to give by credit or debit card, 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 you,
The Operation Renewed Hope Family Around the World!

(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax-deductible 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.)

WATCH ORH PRODUCED VIDEOS TO TELL YOU ABOUT OUR MINISTRY.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

COVID 19 "MINISTRY FACE" IN PHILIPPINES

Philippine Food Distribution

Request for help
"50 families..50 precious souls received the Lord. This are our church neighbors."

"First batch of our Gift giving poorest to the poor. 30 Souls saved,30 families"

"Pastor I am church Planter and a Pastor. Our church was able to sent out 21 missions now 1 in Laos."

"As of this time we are praying to help our outreaches and missions work. Please pray for us"

"Pastor, how I wish we have enough fund to buy food and groceries, the people are very open for the gospel because of this situation. As of this time we are zero fund. We are praying for somebody to partner us here to
reach the needy and the lost souls for Jesus Christ."

"Hello Sir Jan, Hoping and praying that this time you had contacted the referrences i give to you. we are praying that ORH can help the struggling Pastors, workers and believers in this trying times. We are praying for God’s miraculous Provisions. Thankyou and God bless you always."

"Hello Sir Jan Milton our church raised a small amount of money to buy bags of corn for the needy families. We are praying that soon you will partner with us."



Documentation for first $500.00.
"Pastor Janel Vergara Nemeño of Berean Bible Baptist Church Binalbagan, Negros Occidental
Dear Pastor Jan Milton and ORH, Representatives from 55 needy households gathered together, (with face masks on and bringing with them their own chairs) beside the road to hear a 15- minute evangelistic preaching from Pastor Janel Nemeño. Eagerly they listened and attentively understood the simple way of salvation….In His Service, Pastor Janel V. Nemeño."



"Good day Pastor. Just sent my report in your email. Praise God for the 55 precious souls received the Lord Jesus Christ today."




Monday, May 18, 2020

UGANDA COVID 19 FOOD DISTRIBUTION

UGANDA FOOD DISTRIBUTION PICTURES

Though there have been no deaths in Uganda from COVID-19, people are having a hard time getting food and the necessities of life. Pray for our people that their trust in God will carry them through this situation. (It is interesting to note that more people have died trying to get to hospitals for other reasons under the lockdown than have died from the virus. It is truly sad.)


“Brother Jan,  Thank you for your continued prayers and support on behalf of the people of Uganda.  The need for food during the current COVID-19 crisis is great.  People are not able to move about and therefore are restricted to their localities.  Bags of rice or flour would go along way in getting our people through this time of difficulty.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!  Brother Keith Stensaas”

Pastor Paul distributing some of the food that ya’ll purchased for them. (PASTOR PAUL IS AN AMAZING PASTOR.  HIS LEGS ARE NON-FUNCTIONAL.  HIS MOTOR BIKE IS THE ONLY WAY HE CAN MOVE.  BUT STILL IS HE ONE OF THE MOST ACTIVE PASTORS I HAVE EVER MET.- OPERATION RENEWED HOPE.)



THE PICTURES BELOW ARE FURTHER EXAMPLES OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION EFFORTS.