Tuesday, September 18, 2018


Kerala, India Flooding Update



Monday, September 17, 2018



Dear Friends,



Kerala, India Flooding

This is a communication from Dr. John Paul Moses.  He and his team are working very hard with medical needs and telling people about Christ.  I have included the entire communication, please read all.



     “Dear Uncle Jan, Greetings again. I hope you were able to see the pictures from our first relief. I am behind in sending these reports due to lack of cellular connectivity. It's about 12:57 am now. Just returned for some rest. We have completed 3 great medical and humanitarian relief camps thus far and this is the update concerning the second one. A total of 43 people have received aid on day one and 133 on day two and 60 on day 3. Many cases of fever. Thank God that we are able to go to the locations where no aid has reached. Many governmental and other NGO's came only till the main highways for the medical relief and not into these remote locations. We have been travelling by boats from small pockets of villages to villages which submerged during the flood.

     I thank you all so much for coming forward to help. But from the field I pray that more help would come in to help these needy people..  We are running out on some essential meds and supplies fast, pertaining to diabetes, and hypertension, antibiotics, chest and asthma meds, inhalers etc. The logistic expense has been enormous thus far. We have been setting up tents to have these clinics.. Thank God we could procure them from Bangalore for this cause.. What a timely necessary blessing.

     Many actually died due to lack of these meds during the flood.  Please pray and help as much possible. I am sure your hearts would be moved to know that we have introduced the gospel in these locations through this aid showing the love of Christ. Our local pastors will be following up on the same and The first box with 100 malayali (native language of keralites) new testaments have been given.

     On the third day today, we went to Panganad, which was entirely under water. Saw 60 patients. A 77 year old man lost everything, along with his only nebulisation machine during this disaster. We gave away the one which we had. Of course he needed it more than ever as he had bilateral extensive bronchi and wheeze with spO2 fluctuating between below 88%.  Seemed to get worse without timely care. Hopefully he should get better with the steroids and antibiotics and nebulisations we have dispensed.. Likewise many, stories such as these.. Praise God for everything..

     We have lined up 3 more clinics in the other remote villages which require us to rent a larger boat for us to spend about 4 nights on the back waters of the sea. It is going to cost about 300 usd per night for ten of us.

     I am unable to say no because I write with great commitment and determination, that if I go back to Bangalore without helping these needy people, there may be little or no help coming unto them.

     As for the team, our orphanage boys, Titus and my cousin Anand, brother James and one of our local contacts, have played a very crucial role in helping us with managing the crowd, triage, medicine boxes etc. Eliz has been handling the pharmacy mostly, as we don't have any dental emergencies here, and no equipment. She cut her finger today, hopefully she should be fine. I have injured my toe due to a small mishap. Snakes and spiders are everywhere...! I have never seen such a big spider in my lifetime until now..

     Waiting to hear from you, I am sending Titus back to Bangalore to hopefully gather more supplies for us to refill. Just trusting God for the provision. Yours faithfully in Christ, Jp and Eliz”



ORH has sent $9000.00 toward this great effort to reach the people of India with the love of Christ.



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 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.)


Sunday, September 16, 2018

KERALA INDIA UPDATE


Thursday, September 13, 2018



Dear Friends,



INDIA – Dr. John Paul Moses is in Kerala!!!

Please read these communications from Dr. John Paul Moses and his very strong helpmeet, Elizabeth.  Each of these communications indicate two or three days of extremely hard effort to reach the people of Kerala.  Please read all and pray.



09/04/18 - “Greetings from India, Wanted to share this quick update with you all. As you know that our neighboring state Kerala was affected with a massive natural calamity, heavy rainfall, floods and landslides due to which hundreds of thousands of people lost homes and were displaced and that many lost lives and that many were rescued and sheltered in the camps by our army and the government.”



09/07/18“Greetings from India, I just wanted to keep you informed that we will not be able to get into Kerala until Tuesday because of back to back nation-wide strikes and protests that are happening, involving road blocks and fuel supplies, etc….  As I wrote earlier, there were many dead bodies of people and animals that were floating, a disease outbreak was imminent. There are scores of people who are falling ill to Rat Fever (leptospirosis). The first round of incubation period has just gotten over and already many have lost lives.  God is taking us at a perfect time where we will be used by Him Mightily.”



09/13/18“Greetings, It has been quite an adventurous journey thus far. Too many narrow roads and diversions. But God has brought us all safely. I will be writing more. Please keep us in prayer. We love you and are praying for you all through this hurricane Florence. Yours faithfully in Christ, Love, Jp and Eliz”



09/14/18“Dear Uncle Jan and all at ORH,  Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  After much efforts and coordination, we have finally made it into Kerala. The final transit into the state was quite tedious and dangerous. We are heading towards Allepy in the morning tomorrow which is about 150 Km from Trivandrum where we have setup our base. There is some basic paper work involved tomorrow concerning our medical and humanitarian relief, and therefore we start the clinics on Monday morning or by Sunday afternoon.  Allepy is one of the worst affected regions here in Kerala, where as per our information, the interior villages have received minimal or no help. The journey requires us to take boats to get into the village. We are making sure that we are able to get this mode of transport available through our local person when we arrive in Allepy. Please remember to pray for us, as we carry the medicines and supplies on these boats and for the safety of all of us. We go by faith, trusting that God would go before us and make every crooked path straight. He is our only life jacket and we don't have any other.”



Please pray for this tenacious brother and sister in Christ.  Dr. John Paul does not have to risk so much.  His wife does not have to leave her baby.  Others, in India, do not have to work to support their efforts.



These people do this because of their faith in the Lord Jesus.  Please pray they will be safe and all that they do will prosper.  The 09/14/18 email is the last communication we have from them



ORH is privileged to have contributed $9000.00 toward the trip, medicines, supplies and effort.



Please download the PDF to see the first Hurricane Florence delivery to FBN radio network and Grace Baptist Church, Newport, NC.



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 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.)


HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE


Sunday, September 16, 2018



Dear Friends,



You will find a few seconds of video attached to this update.  The video is made by Brad Kennon around Warsaw, NC.  As you can see even this far from the coast flooding is happening.  There will be many in need.  This is an opportunity for the church to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to the world in need.



“Jan, I have made phone calls to New Bern, Kinston, and Fayetteville this morning. So far, I have not been able to get any information all phones are down.  So, I have sent emails and texts to see if that mode of communication will work. Looking for a landing Zone to set up in those areas.  Just keeping you advised.  God bless your travel, Brad”



Brad communicated with Ralph Pence about the need to obtain tarps.  He will continue searching and going further into the impact area as the flooding allows.



“I am sending you additional information regarding what type damage has happened here.  A lot of roof damage and flooding.  So, as you reach out for donations, please, mention tarps as well as the normal staples.  It is going be a couple of days before we can get into the areas.  Really massive flooding.  Let me know how it is going, and I hopefully will have a staging area within the next few days.”



Brad is also attempting to get help with a generator which is at FBN radio network.  (see in PDF)



“Dan, Nice speaking with you. I have enclosed the 3 photos of the generator. Thank you for your willingness to help.  I will let you know when we have access to the affected areas.  God Bless, Brad Kennon”



Brad will be able to direct prepared people to sites where work is needed.  He is in contact with Dan Esch for demolition and restoration.  Dan wrote the following to ORH.



“If you have information to send along that would be great.   We have an enclosed trailer loaded and ready from our area….  Thanks so much, God Bless, Dan Esch”



Please use the emergency number to let us know of the needs.  ORH will get your requests and do all possible to help.  Send this number to people in need.



Hurricane Florence Emergency Number – 910-303-0040.



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 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.)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

LAOTIAN BLESSING


Thursday, September 13, 2018



Dear Friends,



ORH’s dear friend, missionary Derek Thomas, wrote the following, and sent the pictures in the attached PDF.



     “Jan, Below are an accumulation of texts from the pastor in Laos. I’ve put them together for you with some editing.  Hopefully you’ve received the 3 emails with photos?  Is it possible through ORH to help anymore? It sounds like the needs are great, but we know as well that there are other places of great need. Let me know your thoughts. 

     Thank you very much for your ministry both in Ukraine and Laos.  Derek



The Laotian pastor wrote the following:



     “Very thanks.  This sticky rice for 18 families which plan to help in beginning.  Now the total victims families is around 47 families (182 people) from 6 villages.  My opinions is let give to each family 1 rice bag and if we can have some more fund later then we give more later. What do you think? Beside rice there are some other thing they in need like clothes and kitchen wares.   Because the flood has been take away.

     I’ve told the leaders there to take photos when they come to pick up.  I paid to rice shop and they will slowly come to pick up one by one later….  So we have to help carefully quietly. 

     They are staying in tent like at east about 3-6 months.  But very thanks for you helped.”



ORH was able to send $3000.00 to buy rice.  The Christians must be very careful not to start a riot with supply distribution.  Pray for these people; they face an unbelievable hardship just to live and eat.  ORH will try again to help. 



And we thank our God for His constant provision.  He is able through His words, “peace be still,” to quiet the tempest.



TO GOD BE THE GLORY!  And all God’s people say, “Amen.”



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 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.)


HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE


Wednesday, September 12, 2018



Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence – Emergency Number (910) 303-0040                                                                                                    

Hurricane Florence will soon be a reality on the North and South Carolina coast.



ORH thanks Pastor Alan Jenkins, leader of Nehemiah’s Network, in Cleveland, OH, for allowing ORH to join with them in collecting and shipping supplies.  This ministry is a true blessing, and Pastor Jenkins is a real servant.



ORH thanks Pastor Bob Vradenburgh and Friendship Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC, for delivering the first truck of relief supplies to Grace Baptist Church and FBN radio network in Newport, NC.  Michael Peterson and Diane Braswell ordered the food, water, diapers, and paper supplies; and Michael secured transportation.    He delivered five pallets of supplies on Wednesday afternoon before the storm.



ORH thanks Brad Kennon, also from Friendship Baptist, for volunteering to gather information about storm damage.  ORH will use his information to direct church work teams preventing wasted time and funds.  Brad’s information will provide opportunities for Gospel ministry through the work teams.  Pray for Brad’s safety and success.



ORH thanks Pastor Skip Furrow and Northpoint Baptist Church, Winston Salem, NC.  Rick Williamson and Tom Hill helped Michael Peterson load and deliver the supplies to Newport, NC.  Winston Salem was the closest place to obtain the truck and supplies.



ORH was able to provide $8000.00 for this shipment to Grace Baptist.  Pastor Eborn and his church, Grace Baptist, have always been a source of supply for many of ORH’s relief efforts in the United States.



ORH thanks Grace Baptist Church of Brunswick, OH for volunteering once again to collect relief supplies.  Nehemiah’s Network directed ORH to contact Ralph Pence a member of Grace.  In Harvey and Maria, the church people were just amazing.  Through Brother Pence’s leadership the church shipped about 8 tractor-trailers of relief supplies.  Once again, they are willing to help.  Brother Pence said he would work as long as the Gospel was given because of their efforts.



ORH thanks Pastor Chris Humburg from Altoona, Iowa, for being the first to contact ORH about a work team possibility.   He asked about possibly helping Anchor Baptist Church, Pastor Carl Wood.



Once again ORH’s Air Hope Ministry will be led by Dave Spangler, Flying 4 God.  He will provide air support to those in the disaster zone.  His plane can deliver up to 1000 pounds of relief goods with each flight.  In Harvey, he delivered workers to the Houston area from Florida.  Pray we will have the funds necessary to fly the needed missions.



ORH also thanks Pastor Bob Harrison of Fellowship Baptist Church in Economy, PA, for volunteering to organize churches in the Pennsylvania area to collect relief supplies for the efforts of ORH.  This is not the first time he and his church have been a blessing to those in need.



Please pray that funds will be available to continue the efforts in Hurricane Florence.



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




Monday, September 10, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE EMERGENCY NUMBER


Monday, September 10, 2018



Dear Friends,



HURRICANE FLORENCE

Florence could be one of the most massive natural disasters in many years.  Our information from FBN radio network is very ominous. There are no altering conditions in the path of the hurricane before reaching land.  It could strike land as a Category 4 hurricane with winds reaching 140 miles per hour.



It is possible that it will reach from the northern part of South Carolina to the southern part of Virginia.  The hurricane impact could reach many miles inland.



ORH has established a Hurricane Florence Number to call, 909-303-0040.  This phone number will be available to everyone in need.  There will be someone at the number from 7 AM to 8 PM each day to take calls and record needs of those in the impact area.



If you wish to be a support to those in need please use this number also.  ORH has written a manual for churches who wish to help.  Call, and a Disaster Relief Manual will be provided to you by email.  Again, the number is:  910-303-0040.  Please, give this number to anyone in the path of the hurricane.



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 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.)

Saturday, September 8, 2018

UKRAINE BLESSING


Saturday, September 8, 2018



Dear Friends,



UKRAINE

Please read these reports from our clinic in Ukraine with the Enskyys.  They will be a blessing.



     Dear brothers and ORH team, We wanted to encourage you with some good news this morning!  Maria, who came to us through the ORH outreach, has been coming faithfully to church and this morning repented of her sins.  She ran down to the front and got on her knees and repented and received Jesus as her Savior. 

     We have 3 other ladies who have been coming regularly from the clinic.  Two of them expressed interest in coming to our ladies Bible study on Thursday.  Praise the Lord!  The Enskyys”



“Dear Jan, During the ORH outreach, one of our church members (Tanya) had her niece seen by Dr. Jensen.  After examining her and looking at her history, he advised further specialist consultations that we can't get here in Mukachevo.  Stephen Poindexter connected us with an American doctor in Kyiv who is trying to find a qualified pediatric urologist that might be able to help Sofia on a long term basis.  Our church will take up a love offering to help Sofia but she asked me to contact you to see if you might help with this need.  She has had kidney problems/infections for the last 2 years.  Tanya is a faithful member of our church and lives in poverty.  Thank you for considering this, Lori Enskaya”



ORH was able to send the money for the medical need, and Sofia is on her way to the doctor in Kiev.



    Dear Jan and Rick, Greetings from Mukachevo!  We have had a constant flow of 1st time, returning visitors since the outreach.  we have had some very productive conversations about the lord and many discipling opportunities.  Praise the Lord for open hearts!

     I did not get Dr. Jenson's email before he left.  I would like to keep him updated on Kati, his interpreter.  She has been consistently coming to church and has accepted my invitations to coffee.  she is very open to the gospel and knows she needs to make a decision.  We have had some very frank and honest conversations and I believe that she trusts me.  She has shared a lot about her past and what she wants from the future.  Most Ukrainians are not that open.  Please be praying for her salvation and for our relationship to grow….  Have a wonderful Lord's day, Lori for all the Enskyys”



ORH will be sponsoring a children’s “Special Needs Clinic” with Lori and Oleg.  Pray that many parents will come to this event to understand better ways to help their children.  Many parents with special needs children came to our recent evangelistic clinic in Mukachevo.  Pray we will have the funds to bring specialist to this event.



Put the Medical Mission Summit on your calendar…



Medical Mission Summit

Maranatha Baptist University

Watertown, WI

March 28-30, 2019

$75.00 per student

$50.00 per chaperon



The first summit in 2017 was a true blessing with over 100 participating.  Support the 2019 summit by sending your young people. 



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 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.)