Friday, January 15, 2016

David Livingstone Institute of Medical Missions


Friday, January 1, 2016




Dear Friends,



In the summer of 2016, ORH will introduce the first session of the David Livingstone Institute of Medical Missions.  DLIMM continues the efforts of Operation Renewed Hope to encourage and prepare young people to enter medical missions for their life calling.

ORH will conduct a pilot program from June 26 through July 2 of 2016.  The location of the summer program will be Raleigh, NC.

The first 5 young people, between 14 and 16 years of age, who register by May 1, 2016 for DLIMM, will be offered a reduced rate of $200.00 to attend the pilot program week.

Interested young people and parents are encouraged to go to www.dlimm.com and read about DLIMM in more detail.

The pilot program will last for one week, rather than the normal three weeks.  Through the pilot program, ORH will determine the best way to offer the educational and spiritual modules to effectively encourage and prepare the young people for medical missions.

Medicine can be the path to a life-time calling to God’s work.  Let ORH take you in the footsteps of Jesus into the fields “white unto harvest.”  Go with ORH and see the multitudes as He saw them.  Prepare with ORH to experience the compassion He experienced, propelling you into His harvest as His laborer.  This is your time for a great “Adventure in Faith.”

If you would like to know more about being the first to work in the David Livingstone Institute of Medical Missions, please, go to www.dlimm.com and choose the “Information” page.  Complete the contact form on that page, and submit it.  We are extremely eager to hear from you.

God bless,



Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Blessings Flow in SC


Tuesday, January 12, 2016



Dear Friends,



Please read Pastor Driggers report about the work in Congaree Baptist Church.  Please also download the PDF to see the work that has been accomplished in this 250 year old church in South Carolina.  The flood there was bad, but God has been so good.



“Dear Jan,    It was good to hear from you and I hope that you had a great holiday. I was thrilled to hear the amount of help that you have for us, we continue to be humbled as we see God move on the hearts of individuals and churches with a willingness to help in the recovery here at Congaree.

   Just a quick update; most of the work that had been in progress ground to a halt during the holidays (it was good to have a little break) but things have begun to pick up. Our two offices are functional now (I still need a little furniture in my office for books and storage), and the church nursery in back up and running, it is also doubling as one of our Sunday School classes. New doors have been installed in the fellowship building and a painter friend has been down this week to finish the painting (most of it) in the fellowship building. (See the picture attached of these finished projects)

   Also this week we are tearing out the ceiling tiles in the kitchen, which will be replaced with sheetrock. The major project left in the fellowship building is the replacement of the flooring and the completion of the kitchen. We have an architect coming on Friday to take a look at the Sanctuary and make recommendations for the repairs on it. (This architect is from Charleston and has experience with historic building)….

   You also mentioned about finding some work teams to help; there is a group who have come by to help us a couple of times last month, I believe their name is "hearts with hands". The assistant director said that he thought he might could get some teams to come help once we got our "prophet's chamber" functional. His name is Don Jennings and his number is (205) 329-3804 if you would like to contact him and work something out, just let me know.

   Once again we do thank you for all that you and Operation Renewed Hope has done for us and we look forward to working with you in the future. May the Lord richly bless your work. In Christ, Rev Tim Driggers”



Operation Renewed Hope just heard from Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC.  They will provide a skilled work team to use the money that ORH has received from the good people who read these reports and help Pastor Driggers and his congregation.  This is certainly an answer to prayer.  There is still much to be done to help these fine people.






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 “Domestic Relief.”



Please, don’t forget our brother’s and sisters in Texas and Missouri.  Thank you to Florence Baptist Temple in Florence, SC for not forgetting.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Friday, January 8, 2016

TX, MO, SC, Pakistan


Thursday, January 7, 2016

 



Dear Friends,



South Carolina Floods

Columbia, SC

ORH has received approximately $8000.00 at this time to help repair the Congaree Baptist Church, Pastor Tim Driggers.  Please pray that we will find skilled workers willing to work without pay so that the money can be used exclusively for materials.  This is very important to the church, and its services.  Morningside Baptist in Greenville, SC is now working on mounting another mission to the church.  They have just recently returned from a mission to the church in which Morningside supplied $2000.00 for building materials and labor. 



If your church can help, please call ORH at 910-987-5072 or write to jan@operationrenewedhope.org.



Pakistan Christians in Earthquake            

This morning Sam Stricklin expressed his thanks for the efforts of those who helped the good in Pakistan.  ORH by your good help has raised the funds necessary to help the Pakistani Christians impacted by the recent earthquake.



Shortly, we will be sending the monies which totaled $6040.00 to Brother Silas Ayub.  Pray for the brothers in Pakistan as they go to assist their brethren in the earthquake impact area.  Attached is a communication provided by Sam Stricklin from the believers helping the 33 Christian families in the mountains.  Please download and read this for a great blessing.



In our next update we will provide a short video which this group has made.  You will be blessed by them.



Texas and Missouri

Pastor Jenkins and his ministry Nehemiah’s Network have now put together donations for the work in Missouri.  They left yesterday with a truck-load of supplies from Cleveland.  In Columbus, OH the truck broke down and was towed back to Cleveland.  They need our prayers as they recover the truck and put it back on the road for Arnold Baptist Tabernacle in Arnold, MO.  The church is in need and also is willing to work with the community.  Below is a picture of the general flooding.



Central Missionary Clearinghouse sent ORH a church in Texas in need.  Please pray we will be able to help.  They wrote the following.



“Pastor Larry Maddox, President of CMC, is submitting a request for help for this church in Austin, Texas.



Pastor Mike Marcellus's church had been flooded twice this year.  They just finished rebuilding after the first flood and now they have been flooded again.  Contact information is attached to this email.



Trust that your organization will be able to help them.



Happy New Year,

Linda Bridges”



Thank God for all of you who have helped.  Thank God for all the needs that have been met with your help.  Pray that many will hear the gospel.



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 “Domestic Relief.”



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 “Domestic Relief.”



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072

jan@operationrenewedhope.org

www.operationrenewedhope.org

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Texas and Missouri



Friday, January 1, 2016



Dear Friends,



In response to the appeal for information on Texas and Missouri, our good friend Stephen Russell, Central Baptist Church in Dothan AL, wrote the following.



“Jan,  I talked this morning with Pastor Ken Spilger.  His church is not yet flooded, though the water has covered their parking lot.  He is aware of several ministries that may be in dire straits in Union, MO near the Merrimac River…. 



Ken mentioned an unsaved neighbor (of the church) whose house is already flooded.  It would be a great testimony if any type of assistance was available to offer him.  And Ken is open to offering logistical help or serving as a staging point for work teams that would minister to others in his area. 



Pastor Ken Spilger

Grace Baptist Church

11642 Riverview Drive

St. Louis  MO  63138



Laboring together for the Lord,

Stephen Russell

Pastor - Central Baptist Church

1812 Honeysuckle Rd - Dothan, AL 36305-4224”



Pastor Alan Jenkins of Columbia Road Baptist Church in New Olmstead, OH, once again joins with Operation Renewed Hope, to help with domestic relief work.  We are thankful for the opportunity to work with Pastor Jenkins and his church ministry, Nehemiah’s Network.



ORH has also heard from a church in Texas through a lady who travels with our medical teams.



Please pray  as ORH seeks to help and give the gospel through these openings.



If you have any other contact information for the Texas and Missouri events, please contact us immediately.






Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Thursday, December 31, 2015

Texas and Missouri





Thursday, December 31, 2015



Dear Friends,



ORH is seeking information concerning the needs in Texas and Missouri.  If you know of anyone or a church in need please complete the information and send it back to us immediately.  If you are a church willing to work in the devastation area with ORH assistance, please send us your information and indicate your willingness to help others with the gospel and physical relief.



Organization/Individual Name:



Physical Address:





Phone:



Cell:



Email:



Indicate your status:






Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072








Friday, December 11, 2015

Merry Christms South Carolina



Friday, December 11, 2015

Dear Friends,

The work in South Carolina is progressing after the hurricane flooding in Columbia area.  We hope to help with more of the work there.  Currently, we have $3000.00 to help Congaree Baptist Church in the Columbia, SC area.  We  need a church that would volunteer a skilled work team to use this money for the church repair.  Please read the message from Pastor Driggers about their progress up to this time.

“Bro Jan, …The following is a list of groups that have helped us thus far:

•             Groups of young people from First Baptist in Columbia came twice to help with cleanup.

•             50 Students from Bob Jones University came to help with cleanup and tore out walls for us in the sanctuary.

•             A group of men from Faith Baptist in Taylors provided and installed nearly $2000 worth of cabinets in the Kitchen.

•             A group of men and one young lady from Morningside Baptist church in Greenville provided all new interior doors for the Fellowship building and primed all the walls for us.

•             An independent contractor (Bruce Smith) donated carpeting for two offices and the nursery

•             There have been a small army of individuals that have donated time to help, to name just a few: Darrell Wood, Dave Smith, Josh Williamson, Randy Morgan and many others; along with our own people who have worked tirelessly

Forgive me if I left you out there have been so many!

There have been many groups and individuals that have sent monetary help, just to name a few: Operation Renewed Hope, Faith Baptist in Taylors, Morningside Baptist in Greenville, Victory Baptist in Whiteville NC, Grace Baptist in Columbia, Baptist Mid Missions, Liberty Baptist in Snow Hill NC, Sumter Baptist Temple in Sumter SC, and many other groups and individuals. Thank you to all.

Once again forgive me if I left you out, there have been so many!

I am thankful for all the work that has been done it is amazing to see the progress of the work, yet there remains much left to do. It has been our plan to make the Fellowship building as functional as possible because we will be meeting in this building until the sanctuary is done. We have completed the pastor's office and church office in this building, the walls have been primed, the nursery has been painted and carpeting should be installed this week, new cabinets have been installed in the kitchen. There still remains several things to be done before work on the Fellowship building is complete, we need to; repair all the ceilings and replace most of the drop ceiling tiles in the kitchen, paint all the walls and trim, replace the floor tiles, replace the cabinets and partitions in the bathrooms.

In the Sunday School wing: Replace all the doors, all the flooring, prime and paint walls, replace all the ceiling tiles, and replace the furniture (tables and chairs)

The bulk of the work will be in the Sanctuary. This building was built sometime after but near 1800, so the materials that were used did not come off the shelf from Lowes which makes some of the rebuild challenging. We had a gentleman (Robert Grant) who specializes in helping churches in building programs (he's been doing this for over 30 years) come and assess our needs. His estimation is that it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $120,000 to repair and replace things need in the Sanctuary to make it usable again. That cost can be greatly reduced if we are able to do most of the work ourselves. He also put us in touch with an architect in Charleston who specializes in historic buildings.

Our plan for the rebuild has been to start in the Fellowship building and work our way to the Sanctuary. So that's what we continue to do. When I stop and think about it all it seems overwhelming, much like the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem must have seemed to the people of God, but God sent a man with a vision of faith named Nehemiah who saw past the rubble and saw a God who was bigger than the need. He was able to organize the people into small units and assigned a small manageable part of the wall to work on. So that's what we have been doing, working on one thing at a time, concentrating on just what is in front of us and moving on to the next thing when that's done. And so the work progresses "because the people have a mind to work".

It is my prayer that the Lord will be glorified in all that happens through this event. Nothing has taken the Lord by surprise, "and we know that all things work together for good". It is also my prayer that through all this the Lord would magnify Himself and the work at Congaree that we might be more effective as the "pillar and ground of truth" in our area as we preach the Word of God.

Thank you again for all you help. May the Lord richly bless you all.    In HIs Work, Rev Tim Driggers, Congaree Baptist Church”

Please contact ORH if your church has a skilled team that can help continue the repairs of the church.

Merry Christmas and

God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry Christmas Pakistani Believers

Monday, December 7, 2015


Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas in Christ the Savior.   ORH received this email from Sam Stricklin, Middle Eastern and Africa Partnership, concerning brethren in Pakistan.  Sam is in high danger as he works in the Islamic world. 

The earthquake mentioned here caused great damage to the families mentioned.  ORH cannot at this time do the entire $6,102.00 requested for help by the Pakistani Christians, but we can start with $3000.00.  Pray for these good brothers.  They live in the heart of Islam, threatened each day with extinction.  They go to church knowing they might not return home. 

It is hard to plant and maintain churches in these Islamic regions.  ORH wants to make sure they remain as healthy as possible.  We do not want to restart the efforts.  Thank you for reading the following.

“Bro. Jan, I am forwarding to you the email I received from Silas Ayub.   406,800 rupees is the equivalent of $6,102.  Sincerely, Sam .”

Sam forwarded the following.  ORH sent $500.00 to help Pastor Shamawon with surgery which they mention in the first paragraph.

“Hello Brother Sam, 
Thank you for sending help for the month of November. Pastor Shamawon is already in the process of scheduling the surgery of his leg. He is very thankful for the help. 

Concerning about the earthquake, the area that was most affected by the earthquake is Azad Kashmir area. It is a very mountainous area.  It is about 12 hours away from our home. Even though there are hundreds of families affected by the earthquake and many government organizations that are trying to help, after doing a proper research we found 34 Christian families that were neglected by the government. These Christian families suffered a lot of damage from the earthquake. All of them are waiting for God’s help for their needs. Government is overlooking them and is helping mainly in the Muslim areas. The earthquake destroyed everything that these families had. Many of these families have very little to eat. I request you to please pray these families. 

The needs that these families have are as following: (The urgent need is food, blanket, mattress, warm jacket)
·         Food for one week: 2000 Rupees per family (sugar, beans, rice, flour, butter, tea, soap)
·         Total for food for 34 families is 68000 rupees

Blanket 2500 rupees and Mattress 1400 rupees. Each family needs at least two blankets and mattresses.
·         Total for the blankets for 34 families is 170,000 Rupees
·         Total for the mattresses for 34 families is 95,000 Rupees

Theses effected families are in the very cold mountains with a lot of snow. They need a good winter coat. A good warm Jacket in Pakistan costs 2000 rupees. Each family need at least 2 jackets.
·         Total for 2 jackets per family is 136,000 rupees

Rough estimate for the basic needs for the effected families is 406,800 rupees. This does not include the traveling cost. I will estimate the traveling cost to reach to these families. It will be a challenge to get to these families. 

Concerning about the action plan, the pastors in our area were able to take some a food packages and some beds to the effective families. But, it was not much. We are doing whatever we can. These brothers and sisters need your prayers and help. They will appreciate your prayers and any help that you can give them.   In Christ, Silas Ayub

Pray for these 34 families.  Their need is a high priority for ORH.  ORH wishes to be God’s hand of blessing to these good families, a working faith.  What a way to celebrate Christmas.


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