Friday, December 12, 2014

Syrian Refugees and Philippine Typhoon Post 3


Friday December 12, 2014

Syrian Refugees – Lebanon Work

Dear Friends,

ORH wants to thank the churches and individuals who have given to help the work of Pastor Maher in Iraq and Pastor Dahdah in Lebanon to work with the Syrian Refugees.  ORH is thankful that many have heard the gospel and some have been saved.  Thank God also for Brother Sam Stricklin, and Brother Edgar Fehgaly who are true brothers of compassion for a hurting people without the gospel.

Below is a message about the work with the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon.  Pastor Karim Dahdah is now in the process of helping these people.  This is not easy since he faces the possibility of his own status becoming that of a refugee from ISIS.

Lebanon just arrested a “woman who is believed to be one of the wives of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the group's reclusive leader.” (CBS News).

Please pray for these brave servants and those “scatter abroad”.  Pastor Dahdah is giving the gospel and relieving the horror and suffering of displaced people.

Please read the email from Pastor Karim.

“Dear Bro. John, Thank  you for your direct reply and full understanding.  I'll follow your instruction as you've asked, and if you need some more information or photos, don't hesitate to ask.  All money will be used for Syrian refugee people.  Something to know that not all Syrian people live in camps. Some of them are renting small rooms.  I'll also sent you in the future some picture of their rooms.

Also now in winter, they are in great need of Diesel, for Heating. At least every family needs $100 /m, as you know Zahle and Bekaa- Valey is 900- 1000m high above sea Level.  So your 2nd project to us could be for diesel knowing that I can help from 50 - 100 family.  Please pray for that essential need as well.  Feel free to call me or contact me any time.  Pastor Karim”

If you would like to help these efforts in a most unique opportunity for the Gospel, please do one of the following.

If you wish to give by check, please make the check payable to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309.  Mark the check for “International Relief.”

If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and select “Network for Good”.

ORH will always be the voice of those people who are the “scatter abroad” as Jesus saw them.  May our eyes be His eyes.  May we see the multitudes as “sheep scattered abroad having no shepherd.”

Philippines Typhoon

Thank God that the typhoon was not as severe as the one a year ago.  At this time, we are assessing the damage, and what ORH should do, if anything.  The best we know at this time is that we should wait and not commit resources.  Continue to pray for these people.  If we think it wise to engage this disaster, ORH will send out another update.

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

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Typhoon "Hagupit" - Post 2


Saturday, December 6, 2014

“Typhoon Hagupit”

Dear Friends,

We just received this report from Jim Latzko, a missionary we helped in the last typhoon.

“Dear Jan,  Thanks, I received your e-mail.  It is 1:40 PM.  Typhoon is supposed to be at its height at 8 PM to 2 AM.  We are about 120 miles south of the center of the typhoon.  It is expected to pass through Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.  Our pastor and his wife in Oras, Eastern Samar evacuated to a school.  There is already some flooding in Oras, according to her text message.  Tacloban seems to be OK at the moment, according to a text from a friend.  This typhoon, though not as strong as the last one, is moving very slowly, so there is more time for the wind to do damage.  I will definitely keep you informed.  Jim”

Please pray.  This missionary and his churches are possibly at the strongest point of the Typhoon.

As information comes we will contact you.  Thank you for helping ORH.

God bless,

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

Typhoon "Hagupit" - Post 1


Friday December 5, 2014

“Typhoon Hagupit”

Dear Friends,

Once again we are faced with a typhoon in the Philippines.  ORH has contacted the people that we worked through in the last typhoon event.

Dan and Edna Cadavos have responded with this email.

“As you know Dan and I are in Florida at present but already in touch with several of our pastors there presently awaiting the storm...they are only beginning to feel its affects.

We will keep you updated and have people in place where we could easily channel help later on as the Lord provides and the needs are made known.  Our hearts are just heavy with concern, but we know again the Lord is doing something in our country.

I did mention to your wife already to check our FB page as well for regular updates.  For tonight we rest in Him already assuring several in the line of fire of our prayers as we rest for the evening.   Thank you and ORH again for already reaching out in concern.”

This storm could follow the path of the last storm which occurred 1 year ago.  I know that the churches and people of the last event are overwhelmed with the possibility of a repeat of last year.   If this storm does not veer away, ORH will once again need to help these people and churches.

Please pray for these people.

ORH stands ready to help.  I hope you will consider helping.

God bless

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

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