Monday, November 10, 2014

Uganda 2014 Medical Team


Uganda 2014 Medical Team

Dear Friends,

KramerJulius Byaruhanga of Singiro Public School wrote the following to Operation Renewed Hope.

“I would like to thank the whole medical team for the tremendous work done at the hill of Singiro Independent Baptist Church on the 28 Oct. May God bless you. Pray for our school. Bravo Bro. Rick”

It is always wonderful to receive immediate input from those who sponsored Operation Renewed Hope to their community. We are always thankful for many friends as a result of our evangelistic medical clinics.

Missionary Keith Stensaas once again invited us back to Uganda to continue the work which began many years ago with him. In fact, we have counted over 50 days of clinic which he has sponsored to his mission field. Thank God for the churches started or encouraged, and all the souls that have come to Christ.

The latest clinics were held in three villages (Mbirizi, Singiro, and Katovu) within driving distance of Keith’s church in Masaka. In these three villages, over 1200 people attended the clinics and 26 souls came to Christ.
We discovered a baby in great need and sent the baby to the hospital. We also discovered a young boy with a tumor. We are hoping to get the surgery to remove this tumor.

The one thing of long lasting impact will be the work with the church at Mbirizi. The church is renting a school building for services. They have found a piece of land about 100 yards from the buildings they are renting. They need $1000.00 to purchase the land of about 1/3 acre.

Operation Renewed Hope has agreed to purchase the land if the church will pay and work to build the building.

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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

David Livingstone Institute of Medical Missions


September 10, 2014

David Livingstone Institute of Medical Missions

Dear Friends,

Operation Renewed Hope is exploring the possibilities of the David Livingstone Institute of Medical Missions.

Statement of Purpose: Recruit young people to attend the institute
1. to learn biblical servant leadership
2. to develop a heart for medical missions
3. to gain instruction in science
4. to gain instruction in math
5. to begin preparation for the MCat
6. to provide opportunities on medical teams while young. 

Problem: Medical missions is growing in interest and need since ORH began over 20 years ago.  ORH and many other good organizations need medical personnel.  We are not reaching young people before college for this purpose.  All our good organizations search from church to church to find willing people after they are in practice.  This is closing the door to the barn after the horse is loose.  We must become proactive.

Help Need: We need
1.  medical people willing to teach medical missions, who are involved in medical missions.
2.  science and math teachers willing to teach the difficult courses to prepare a young person.
3.  spiritually trained servant leaders to develop the youth.
4.  people to recruit at least one young person per school or church.

ORH has been offered land for the purpose of the David Livingstone Institute.  We want this program to complement our present ORH Boot Camp training for teens.  We desire to create a work force for medical missions, so that none of our good organizations go without personnel.

If you would like to be part of a focus group discussing this on a computer video conference, please respond to this with your email.

The dates of the focus group is September 29 and October 2 at 8 PM EST.  You can choose either date.  You will receive an agenda for the meeting when you respond.  You will need to download FUZE to participate.

We are not soliciting funds.  ORH solicits funds unashamedly for the needs of others.

Please help us to make this work for all of us.

God bless,
Jan Milton

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

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Iraq - Post 3


September 6, 2014

Dear Friends,

ORH this evening received this new message from the church in Baghdad by Edgar Faghaly.

Please read the report and rejoice in the Lord.  As more information is made available, ORH will send it to you.

“Three hundred and fifty Iraqi families who lost their homes and everything they
own, were flown by the Iraqi government to Baghdad.! !

Our church in Baghdad prepared a box filled with major staples. In addition to the box we purchased a blanket and a pillow plus other things they need. We announced that in order to receive the aid they need to pick it up from our church during the service. ! !

Last Sunday the church was filled with people who heard the gospel for the first time. Everyone received his package plus a Bible or a New Testament in Arabic. Among the refugees who came were 12 Moslems. Many of them commented that we are the only church in all of Baghdad that thought of their tragedy and prepared aid for them. They expressed gratitude to all who helped make these aid packages a reality. Many of them raised their hands for salvation at the end of the sermon. !”

Operation Renewed Hope will be sending more funds to help this great effort by the Baghdad church.  This is a great opportunity to give the gospel where it cannot be heard.

Continue to pray for these displaced people who need Jesus.  Pray for those who are fleeing because they believe in Jesus.

God bless,
Jan Milton

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

Iraq - Post 2


September 6, 2014

Dear Friends,

Iraq Update

Thank you for the donations to help the Christians fleeing ISIS.  This is a terrible situation.

Edgar Feghaly wrote the following update about the money that was sent to the Pastor Maher's Baptist Church in Baghdad.  Pastor Maher has a good ministry in Baghdad, even a radio station.  ORH sent the first money to make sure that it could reach the people in need.  Brother Feghaly has assured us now that it has reached the church and preparations are being made to distribute this money.

Brother Feghaly also gave us word that many have come to Baghdad from the conflict area, and the church is helping these families now.  Please read the the following update.

"Brother Maher already has possession of the money, and we are already putting together our plans to activate the aid to the people.

Also, we are working on a plan to put a NT or a Bible in the hands of every person that receives aid.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity. As the aid is being distributed in Baghdad, Iraq, and Kurdistan, we will be sending you photos and news through our email updates.

May our Master and Lord reward you for your faithfulness and generosity."

These are dangerous days and hard days for the world and Christians in particular.  It is the greatest day on earth to reach the world through the compassion of Christ.  We must not fail to go to the harvest.

Pray for these people.  To believe around the world, now requires a willingness to die.

Operation Renewed Hope is thankful for those who have given.

Uganda October 2014

ORH needs 3 more non-medical people to go to Uganda.  If you can go, the dates are October 25 through Nov. 3, 2014.  The number of patients will be great.  We need at least 3 more to help us.

One of our doctors had to withdraw from the trip.  We need to replace that care giver.  A PA, Nurse Practitioner, or a doctor would be of great help.

We want to make sure we are able to help all the people who will come to the clinics.

Cambodia January 2015

ORH is now forming the Cambodia Trip for 2015.  Please consider traveling with ORH to help Dr. Tom Johnson.  As we form this team, we are praying very strongly for the new church that hopefully will form.

Dr. Johnson has received a land donation.  The ORH team will travel to this donated land.  We will do the clinic on this land to draw people to hear the gospel and receiving loving, compassionate health care. 

Prayerfully, many will trust Christ, and become a strong new group for the new church.

God bless,

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Iraq - Post 1


Monday August 13, 2014

Dear Friends,

Please read the communication below.  This is a delicate situation.  After reading this, if you desire to work further please email ORH of your wishes.  These brothers in Christ need help because of the situation of persecution. 

Large organizations are possibly unaware of the needs of these churches.  The true Bible believing churches are small and will only receive help through a sources such as Sam Stricklin and Edgar Feghali.  I can tell you that his trust rating is overwhelming.

This is a message from Sam Stricklin.

Dear Jan,

This is the update on the situation in Iraq.

1. I am told that there are no more Christians living in the city of Mosul due to the recent ISIS takeover in this area.  This was the area that Saddam Hussein was from.  However, there are ten churches approximately 10-15 miles from Mosul and the believers are in desperate need. They are without electricity, fuel, and food.  A few families group together to dig wells by hand in order to obtain water. Supplies cannot be sent to them; however, money can be sent (smuggled) in only via taxi drivers whom they know and trust. [Our church in Baghdad has collected an offering and sent it to these people.)

2. Many believers have fled to Kurdistan. Pastor Maher has a man out of his church in Baghdad who moved to Kurdistan to start a church a few years ago and he knows other believers there. He can get funds through his contacts there to the refugees. They are in dire need of blankets and food. They would also have an ongoing opportunity to share the gospel with these people.

3. Thousands of Iraqi Christians have fled to Lebanon, and many of them are located near where one of our churches is located.  That church has attempted to assist them in whatever way they can. There is an Assyrian Church in their area which many of the refugees are connected to, and they are in need of food and other personal needs.  This church and Pastor (Milad Khaled) would be happy to see that any funds sent for the Iraqis were properly distributed.


Thank you very much for you contacting me about this need.

Sincerely,
Sam Stricklin

I also have spoken with Edgar Feghali who has direct contact with the above described situation.  Both Sam and Edgar have given me good intelligence of the present situation.  Your help could save the lives of godly, desperate people fleeing persecution.  Dr. Feghali told me in the conversation that they are planting land-mines in homes of fleeing Christians.  If they return to their homes they would trip the land mines.

We will attempt to help these churches by the method described above.  As soon as we are certain the money is reaching the churches and being used as stipulated, we will publish this fact.

Again let me emphasize the delicacy of this situation.

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 these believers who have faced extermination and now are suffering as refugees.

Please let ORH know your wishes.

Jan Milton

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Japanese Typhoon - Post 2

Saturday July 12, 2014
 
Dear Friends,
 
ORH has received no information that would indicate great damage or loss of life as a result of the typhoon which struck Okinawa and then moved to  main land Japan.
 
As our good friend Ron White expressed.  "I hope that Operation Renewed Hope is not needed."
 
We did get this email from Matt Starin on Okinawa which indicated damage to the home and cars of one of his church members.  He is also checking the neighborhood around the church for anyone in need.  Pray that we could help someone that is lost to know Christ.
 
"Good morning,

Thank you for the email. We did have a church member and her two sons who had water damage at their home. The water came up four to six feet when the Tengan River crested and flooded their area. Both cars were completely submerged in the water.  A water pump purchase would of been helpful or one of those wet vacs.

Matthew Starin
Baptist World Mission
Okinawa Japan"
 
We asked Matt if insurance would help the church member and this was his reply.
 
"Mrs Kishimoto did not have insurance for flooding but her son Kei's car did. She has gotten a rental car for a month. We went over there Weds morning when it was safe and the water had just receded."

We are waiting to hear from Matt about what can be done to help this lady since she did not have flood insurance.  ORH would like to send Matt some funds to help Mrs. Kishimoto.
 
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,
Jan Milton

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Japanese Typhoon Neoguri - Post 1


Wednesday July 9, 2014

Dear Friends,

At this time, the following has been accomplished through your valuable input.  ORH never moves to the work without solid information.

ORH has contacted Jared Baldwin with Harvest Baptist Church in Guam.  He has assured us that they are in good condition.  We have partnered with this great church to help with last typhoon in the Philippines.

ORH has sent word to Matthew Starin on Okinawa and is awaiting a response.

Missionary Tim Melton in Japan has responded and has promised to give us updates about needs.  At this time he is not in need.

ORH has also attempted to contact Pastor Craft of Maranatha Baptist Church in Okinawa City, Okinawa.  We have been unsuccessful to get contact, but will continue trying by email and phone.

Ron White with Tri-City Baptist Church in Independence MO writes the following:

"Missionaries, Dan and Terri Gardner.  They have a church, a camp, and a house.  Missionaries Dan Gardner, Jr and Heidi.  they have a house and also share the camp and church building with his parents.  Missionaries Matt and Sachiko Sanders.  They have a home and a church building.  Maranatha Baptist Church and all their missionaries, workers, members, school, students and staff.  National pastors Fujino and family, Saito and family, and several others.


The same typhoon is heading on to Mainland Japan where I know several missionaries and many national pastors, workers, and believers."

David Harris of BIMI is attempting to help ORH with information.  His help in the last disaster in Japan was invaluable.

Thank you so much for the immediate information to begin the relief efforts.  Your help is always essential to proper evaluation.  You are God's blessing to ORH.

Pray for the contacts that will be made, so that ORH can assess the opportunity to minister to the saved and the lost.  This is another open door of opportunity to behave like our savior as He helped the suffering while in His earthly ministry.

Pray that the contacts are safe and ready to minister to the people around them.

At this time, do not send money.  When ORH is certain of a proper course of action we will request help. 
At this time, patiently wait with ORH for information that leads us to where God is wanting us to work.

God bless,
Jan Milton

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