Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ORH's Haiti Hope Update

Dear Friends,

ORH wishes to provide a plan to keep the churches stable in Haiti. In order to keep the people from leaving the areas of the churches to find housing, we would like to begin our process with rebuilding structures for the families of the churches. The church without families would be greatly hurt. We also will look at the churches needing rebuilding also, but first we want to secure the families so they can get back to work and support their churches.

Please read the plan below. We need 150 churches in the United States to replace at least 150 church families structures. Please join with us now.

Reconstruction Aid Management of “Haiti Hope”

Earlier this month, members of Operation Renewed Hope and pastors of churches in the U.S. met in Indianapolis, IN, with Pastor Dieupie Cherubin, pastor of the Hosanna Baptist Church in Jacmel, Haiti. Pastor Cherubin serves as the leader of an association of pastors in southern Haiti.

In these meetings, Pastor Cherubin made an appeal in behalf of the believers who comprise the churches he represents. After all, churches are not buildings; churches are made up of believers. Pastor Cherubin asked that we find a way to help these believers clear the rubble (the current rubble used to be their homes and church buildings) and rebuild in a way that would be appropriate for Haiti – which we now know is in danger of both earthquakes and hurricanes. Pastor Cherubin helped us to sketch a small structure for these believers, and we are presently working with engineers to design this in a way that would be appropriate for the disaster zone. With this in mind, ORH is recommending this Reconstruction Aid Management Plan that will continue for the next several years.

The purpose of this project is not to build a full home, but to move families into a solid structure before hurricane season or as soon as possible. The family may add to the home at their own cost later. Also a structure of the size proposed could house two families till homes are finished which would move people more quickly from the tents.

All materials that can be purchased will be purchased in Haiti for the sake of re-establishing an economy for the people. Labor will be sought among the Haitians before securing labor outside of Haiti to help re-establish an economy for the people.

Currently, only families with a deed to the land where their house stood before the earthquake will be considered for rebuilding. A solution to the rental families, whose rental collapsed, is being sought at this time.

At this time, the first group to join with ORH in this project is Mission for Haiti of which Pastor Cherubin is a part, however, all organizations of like faith in Haiti needing help with their families are welcome to be a part of this re-build plan.
Church teams
1. Churches may register to send a work team if they follow this rebuilding plan.
a. Church must be willing to purchase a structure for a family. ($4000.00)
b. Church also must be willing to send a $1000 to $1500 (TBA) administration fee. The fee will cover the following costs.
1. the cost of Rebuilding Church Team Coordinator.
2. the cost of Haitian building team (3 to 4 men).
3. the cost of fuel for ministry construction vehicles.
c. Building costs and administrative fee are due at time of registration.
d. Churches must be willing to pay the cost of their own team.
1. Air fare
2. Food charge for Haitian cooks and food.
3. Lodging in house across from Church in Jacmel.
4. Travel – Bus Rental and fuel.
5. Total costs above air fare will be supplied after registration.
2. Churches must be willing to train their people with the safety and training material provided by ORH the administration fee.
3. Churches providing funds but do not want to send a team may do so.
4. Churches who do not have the money, but have a work team may join with a church which does not have a work team or has a small team, but does have the money.
5. Churches may call the following number to join the “Reconstruction Aid Management” program of Haiti Hope, (910) 987-5072.
a. After registering, the church will be put in contact with the appropriate people for arranging travel.
b. Church Team Coordinators (US and Haiti) will help the church with the following:
1. Lodging
2. Safety
3. Food
4. In-country Transportation
5. Work assignments
Construction Transportation
1. We are purchasing an Isuzu truck capable of hauling building materials. The bed of the truck is also a dump bed for hauling debris, sand, and gravel.
2. This truck will be used by ORH and Mission for Haiti.
3. Benches may be put in the bed area for moving people.
Families Eligible
1. Must be approved as family in good standing with local church by the church pastor.
2. Must own the land on which the houses will be built (deed required).
3. Must have been living in the destroyed home at the time of the event.
4. The family must agree to work in the construction of their structure at the time of construction.
Plan for Building Housing Structures
1. Design of structure
a. Concrete foundation and floor
b. Concrete structure 12X30 ft
c. Metal roof
d. Four windows
e. 3 doors (1 inside door, 2 doors to the outside).
f. No electricity or plumbing in the house. Families can do this later.
2. Cost will be $4000.00 for the structure (this includes inflation possibilities).
3. Three Haitian construction teams will lay the block and do carpentry.
4. US church participation
a. Church teams will mix concrete, cut rebar, and provide manual labor.
b. Churches who have block layers or skill concrete workers will be needed.
c. Church teams may do evangelism in the evenings going door by door (safety must be assessed).
5. Conduct Rebuilding
a. Trained teams will be paid to build each house.
b. RAM foreman will supervise construction.
1. Make sure all materials are purchased, delivered, and keep available.
2. Make sure that plans are being followed.
3. Make sure home is finished properly.
4. Assign US teams work
c. The families will also work with the teams.

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

3/10/10 Haiti Hope Update

Dear Friends,

We hope that you have already visited our website to see the video of "Air Hope," and those who have contributed so much to "Haiti Hope." If you have not done this please go to and choose "You Tube."

The planes have not ceased to fly because food and materials are reaching the stores in Haiti. We are now changing our operations to reflect this welcome change. We want to say thank you to Anchor Baptist Missions Aviation program with Dr. Barton. We want to thank all the pilots who have flown for us such Jack Hunt, Dave Crispel, Dennis Conn, Kelley Hein, Frank Horton and others. We want to thank Dave Spangler and his ministry "Flying for God." We want to thank Terry Rushing and Bob Warnnier with "Wings as Eagles." Pray for these members of the "AIR HOPE" coalition. It was great to serve with these dedicated men.

One group of medical professionals wrote us to praise the pilots after 13 of their group were evacuated from Jacmel. As the pilots would deliver food they would pick up these people and get them back to the Dominican Republic so they could make their air flights home. They expressed great appreciation of the hard work, professionalism, and dedication of the pilots who brought them out. They told us that the pilots had saved them thousands of dollars because they did not loose their air connections.

I hope that you have been keeping up with the on-going work, and the spiritual efforts being made by those good people in Haiti. After the crusade held in Jacmel, Pastor Cherubin's church rose to about 400 people. One of the reports pointed out that the church people gave up their inside seats to the people standing on the outside. The whole church went outside so the new people could be in the church.

Tim Bower's family reported that after handing out a number tents flown in by "Air Hope" pilots, several were stolen. The people who were given the tents were so upset by the tents being stolen that they went through the village and found all the tents except four. They did not want to appear unthankful by letting the tents get away. Tim's family has expressed the need for more food. ORH "Haiti Hope" has guaranteed Tim $3000.00 for food. He is in the process of purchasing the food now.

A container arrived in Haiti for Tim Bower filled with tents and food after ORH directed a US Evangelist to his efforts. Evangelist Mike Peletier traveled to Tim Bower, and they held preaching services in a section of Port au Prince. Many people accepted Christ from this effort. Tim Bower was greatly encouraged and excited.

We are currently working on a project to move church families out of tents into solid structures. By Friday of this week you will receive a special message about these efforts. We are finalizing with veterans of Haiti ministry a plan we believe will make it possible for God's people to give a hand-up, and not a hand-out. Please look for this email in your message center on Friday of this week.

God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2/24/10 ORH Haiti Update

Dear Friends,

The work of God in Haiti continues. Please pray for the safety of our pilots. This morning Terry Rushing went to his plane to fly to Jacmel with a load of tents for Dr. Brinson McGowan in Cayes Jacmel. He found a leak in one of the fuel bladders of the Piper Chieftain. This will sideline him for at least a week. Please pray for Wings as Eagles that they will be able to absorb the cost of these repairs. Pray that we can get these tents in. It is crucial.

Dr. McGowan's clinic and small hospital (Baptist Mid Missions work) is a wonderful refuge for the sick in Haiti. Two Operation Renewed Hope doctors worked there last week. Dr. Greg Waller and Dr. Adam Naler worked with the clinic and remained extremely busy.

We were counting on Terry's plane, but God is always prepared for the unexpected with us. A pilot who flew for us before, Dennis Conn, called with another Piper Chieftain donated by a grocery store chain in Minnesota. He is on his way now to Opa Locka to continue to fly the missions. Pray that we will be able to do the work that God is placing before us.

Dennis' group in Minnesota is also purchasing at least $10000.00 of additional tents for the work which we are doing in Haiti. Pray that these will get there in time to be flown in Jacque Alexander and Pastor Cherubin's ministry. Jacque Alexander has a children's home of over 200 children according to the reports we are receiving from Pastor Robin Webb of Arlington, TX.

The following is a message from a pastor from Northwood Baptist Church in Michigan.

"Bro. Leny is strategically located very near to the airport at PAP. We are going to help Bro.Leny Funtecha with his rebuilding project and to help out on soul-winning. We will also be delivering supplies to Bro. Keith Baker from FBMI out of First Baptist Church of Hammond , Indiana. This cargo is food, water, vitamins, steel cable with hardware, 2 wheelbarrows, and various tools. We plan to leave Michigan on Monday and should need transportation by Wednesday morning to PAP at the general aviation ramp that we flew in and out of last week? We are so grateful for you being in the field to help us!!! Let me know if you need more information. In His Service, Pastor Martin Siegwart, The Northwood Baptist Church, Gladstone, MI.

Please read the following from Tom and Sarah Bennett with Mission for Haiti. It is a blessing.

"COME TO JESUS,” was Pastor D’s (Pastor Cherubin) passionate and persistent plea to a crowd of more than 2000 people standing in downtown Jacmel on February 15 – 18 (in the very spot where Mardi Gras Carnival is held yearly), and his invitation penetrated all of the downtown area. The crowd grew to almost 4000 strong Tuesday night. Many (160+) came to Christ for salvation during the four nights of meetings, and hundreds more came for individual prayer because of what they suffered during the earthquake. Three witch doctors accepted Christ during the week, one of whom is well-known in town and was not timid to announce his decision publicly. “I want to have a future with God . . . the demons have no future, and I know that,” was one of the statements he made the evening before he came to Jesus. A woman witchdoctor who came to Christ on Wednesday evening asked that we come to her house and burn her fetishes in the presence of her witchdoctor father as her testimony to him. By Friday, he had turned to Christ also.

The people of Jacmel could not stop talking about the meetings. Those who were not in attendance heard the service over the radio. It was the talk of the town. Comments such as the following were heard throughout the city: “We have never publicly had anything like this in Jacmel,” and “Jacmel has never heard the Gospel like this,” and “Glory to God!” GOD WAS GLORIFIED – though the enemy exercised his best efforts to frustrate us and do damage to the Gospel message. God used Pastor D and our musical team to confront the enemy head-on, and the grace of God was manifested in our team beyond our expectations. Their spiritual ministry became the governing spirit – even beyond their musical contribution. We don’t even care to mention the enemy’s subtle and blatant tactics because we are so overwhelmed by God’s grace and power that covered us – and our hearts bow before Him in awesome wander!! Only in the annals of Heaven will we have an accurate record of what actually was accomplished spiritually in Jacmel. Our team was made up of Frank Garlock, Shelly Hamilton, Susan Jones and Lynsey Haught.

MFH wants to take this opportunity to thank the thousands who interceded before the Throne of Grace for these meetings. The power of God was at work in ways that could not be seen. “While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (II Corinthians 4:18)

The work of the Holy Spirit continues daily. Since the quake, Hosanna Ministries has seen the salvation of over 325 souls. Their church building and yard cannot even accommodate these in a Sunday worship service. Likewise, the follow-up on all these converts is becoming very difficult. In short and above everything else, we covet your prayers for Pastor D and the over all ministry!!

In grateful praise and thanks to God, Tom and Sarah Bennett. "

Continue to pray that our pilots will be safe. We were hoping at this time to pull out our AIR HOPE coalition, but it is proving very difficult. The streets of Port au Prince are still unsafe. The ports and air strips are still congested. We believe it would be wise to continue to fly for at least another week. Pray for wisdom. We want to use God's money wisely.

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Sunday, February 21, 2010

February 18th Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends,

This is another update for the work in Haiti. I ask you to pray for the planes and the AIR HOPE coalition pilots.

Pray for Terry Rushing of Wings as Eagles. He is flying from Miami to Jacmel. He is leaving at 6:30 in the morning and returning late in the evening. Pray that all will go well with the plane and Terry and his co-pilot.

On Tuesday, Terry and his co-pilot were able to get food and Gospel tracts provided by Baptist Mid Missions to the evangelistic crusade in Jacmel. He had to replace a starter on Wednesday of this week and could not fly.

On Thursday, Terry flew approximately 100 tents for Tim Bower and his ministry provided by Mike Peletier. We were told that they had held services together and that several hundred were in attendance and several people had been saved.

Terry also flew in tents for Dr. Brinson McGowan and a suction machine. Dr. McGowan's clinic suction machine broke causing him to be unable to continue all of his surgeries. Mrs. McGowan sent us a new machine with approximately 150 military tents. Terry will fly the remainder of the 150 tents tomorrow.

Federal Express mis-transported 200 of our tents this week, but they were very faithful and found the tents in Ocala, FL. God was gracious, and to our knowledge we have not lost any of the tents. We want to thank Federal Express for their support staff who found the wayward trailer with the tents.

We want to thank Kelley Hein and Dave Crispel for their efforts this last 10 days. They have flown almost non-stop. Tuesday, a medical team of 10 doctors and nurses called out of Jacmel asking for evacuation to Santo Domingo.

Our coalition pilots were able to get them out and flew extra missions to do so. The team was very thankful. Our AIR HOPE coalition pilots have been praised by everyone who has benefited by their presence. Again, we say thank you to Anchor Baptist Mission Air Ministry and all those who independently have made their air craft available to AIR HOPE.

We are thankful to the Canadian military who are working very closely with our pilots. These men and women have been a great blessing to help our pilots with the protection and distribution of their loads.

Today, I received a phone call from a dear brother in Christ who is a missionary in Haiti with Baptist Mid Missions, Dr. Roy Shelpman. Below is a message he sent as a result of speaking with Pastor Cherubin. Pastor Cherubin and the Shelpmans have almost a family relationship because of their close connection. I have included much of what he wrote for you to read.

"Earlier this morning I spoke directly with Pastor Dieupie....Last Sunday he was still not recovered completely from the physical exhaustion of previous weeks and considered having another man to preach for him. Gideon, an unusually talented trumpet player, was with him. When Pastor D indicated he might not preach, Gideon expressed extreme disappointment because he had invited a friend who needed to trust in Christ. He pled with Dieupie to preach because he believed the time was ripe for her conversion. This young preacher said, "I will do it." He then told me he had never preached with such a knowledge of the unction of the Holy Spirit and this lady made a profession of Christ as did a host of others.

Next, we talked about the evangelistic campaign.... My friends, Tom and Sarah Bennett of Mission for Haiti, were contacted. Jan Milton of Operation Renewed Hope also participated by sending equipment, transporting my friend of many years, Dr. Frank Garlock, Shelley Hamilton plus Sarah and two other ladies who would join in the special music. Monday night rain threatened to spoil the meeting but Dieupie urged the crowd of 2500 people to wait because he was convinced the Lord would stop the rain-AND HE DID!

That evening 40 persons made professions of faith in Jesus Christ. The crowds grew the next night and another 20 responded to the invitation. Last evening between 4 and 5 thousand people were in the public square to hear the gospel and again 20 responded.

A woman was there whom many knew was under deep conviction. She explained that today, (as I write), she wanted the pastor and the deacons to accompany her as she burned her fetishes in the presence of her father. This takes real courage but is proof of the reality of her coming to Christ.... I have always been skeptical of conversions which were connected with some emotional event and later were forgotten. But there is a moving of God everywhere on this side of the island of Hispaniola. Haitians have stared death in the eye ball and now understand what James meant in the 4th chapter: "for what is your life? It is even a vapor which appeareth for a little time and then vanisheth away." Many hearts of people have been prepared for the presentation of the saving gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.... On Friday of this week one of our Seminary staff will begin discipleship meetings....

Pray for the days ahead for this church (Hosanna Baptist Church) and pastor. Join us in praising the Lord our God!

Dr. Roy and Ruth Shelpman
Baptist Mid Missions missionaries
to Haiti."

I hope that you will continue to pray for all the work going on. Pray for Dave Spangler, our chief pilot. Please don't forget his ministry in your prayer and support, Flying for God. Thank you for your present support. We should be able in the next update to give you more information about a barge which we will have leaving from New Orleans going to Jacmel for us.

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Monday, February 15, 2010

2/15/10 Haiti Hope Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends;

Please pray for Pastor Cherubin. He has been very sick. He currently is being given IV's. We are uncertain as to his sickness. Two ORH doctors will be arriving this morning at his location to help him. We received this communication from him.
"Dear brother Milton, I have been sick and could not read email. I am not completely recover yet. Thank you very much for taking time and write personally to me. It means a lot to me that the grace of God. I know there is not any way I can thank you for what you have already done for me and my people. May the God of heaven who has called me into the ministry and has made myself known to you in time of such a need, pour in his way his blessing upon you. I am waiting for the tents to come. Today I receive the generator and the other supplies, thank you very much brother.
May God bless you
Pastor Dieupie Cherubin"
Pray for his health. He is scheduled to preach this week. Dr. Frank Garlock and others will be flying to him to help conduct the week long crusade in Jacmel. The Mardi Gras has been canceled and the Mayor of Jacmel has requested that Pastor Cherubin have an evangelistic crusade in its place.

This is a report from Dr. David Fenley of Macedonian World Baptist Missions. He is the Special Operations Director for their ministry. He flew with our Air Hope coalition pilots to visit and help missionary Connie Anderson. We have included his report in full for the benefit of those who know Connie Anderson.
"Greetings in the wonderful name of Jesus Christ. I cannot tell you what a blessing you have been in making it possible for us to reach Sister Connie Anderson.

Her pastor, Joe Shihady and I were blessed to spend a week with Mrs. Connie. Upon our arrival we were thankful to see firsthand that Mrs. Connie and the children were physically fine and the home they live in is safe. There was a great deal of clean up that needed to be done due to the violent shaking of the earthquake. Pastor Shihady and I were able to encourage Sister Anderson and spiritually encourage her. Sister Anderson was a far greater blessing to us as she made sure our needs were taken care of and blessed our heart as we spent time with her and her ministry with the orphan children.

We accomplished so much and met so many people along the way that God's perfect timing could be seen every step along the way.

Saturday after we arrived at Sister Anderson's she immediately began to share with the Haitian people some of the supplies we brought in. We were able to take in 10 small tents and she immediately began giving them to those in need. She also gives out food as she is able to those around her.

Sunday we had services with Sister Anderson and the children on the mountain. It is still not safe to travel up and down the mountain a lot and not safe in the village at night.

Monday we spent ALL day cleaning up from the earthquake. It is amazing how far items can be thrown across rooms from the violent shaking an earthquake brings.

Monday we also did some work on the four wheeler and on her generator which was not giving them any electricity. The generator, although very old, is for now putting out the electrical she needs. She uses the generator for about four hours a day to keep freezer goods frozen, run washing machine, and charge solar batteries.

Tuesday we traveled down the mountain and met with the Marines stationed in Petit Goave. While the Lt. Col. in charge of the Marine division met with us and was very receptive, he explained that the role of the Marines has changed from one of aid and distribution to one of mostly logistics. When we told him that an American citizen was 8.5 miles up the mountain and a show of US forces in the area would aid in her safety he said he would see what he could do. While on the Marine compound we were sought out by the Chaplin and he had a real heart and desire to meet Sister Anderson and see what they could do to help.

Wednesday we finished up repairs on her computer, internet satellite, solar batteries, and generator. Wednesday afternoon a Marine contingent made their way up the mountain to Sister Andersons. It was a funny site to see men with machine guns on one shoulder and a baby on the other. The Marines all spent time with the children at Mrs. Connie's orphanage, (all 21 children)

The Marines were moved by the experience. They enjoyed some freshly made grapefruit juice and were excited to actually have a drink with ice cubes. The Marines spent adequate time with Sister Anderson gathering information as to what they could do to be a help to her and the people living around her. Wednesday night we gathered around a table and had a message from God's Word and prayed together.

Thursday we left Sister Anderson's at 10:00 AM and made it safely to Santo Domingo around 7:30 PM. What a long day. Thursday three helicopters landed at Sister Anderson's. There is a Spanish hospital ship located just off the coast of Petit Goave. The 3 helicopters that landed were from that ship. There were Spanish doctors, a Spanish security team, and a Spanish assessment team. They want to set up a medical clinic at Sister Anderson's to help the sick and injured around Sister Anderson place.

Friday was another long travel day and I arrived home around 11:30 PM.

Saturday - Four helicopters have already landed at Sister Anderson's. They are bringing in supplies and personnel for the medical clinic. What a tremendous blessings. Along with the clinic and help for all those who need it, there will be a security presence too. God is so good! This is a tremendous answer to prayer and a direct result of our being able to personally make contact with the Marines in Petit Goave.

Pastor Shihady and I accomplished everything we set out to accomplish on this trip and gathered the intel to start phase two. We have identified several pressing needs and a couple of things that would just be nice to have there and we will start this week on making plans to get these things to her."
Please continue to pray for our pilots, as this is a very busy week. We need God's protection for our people as they fly the long distances.

God bless,
Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Sunday, February 7, 2010

2/7/10 Haiti Hope Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends,

Please pray for our pilots that are flying in Haiti. We received this message from Pastor Yadin Rodriguez of Iglesia Bautista Christiana. He is our coordinator in Santo Domingo. Kelley Hein, missionary pilot, sent this message on the ORH sat phone form Jacmel.

-----from Pastor Yadin-----
"I just got a call from Kelley Hein from Jacmel. Apparently when Dave Crispell was landing on his second flight today he got a flat tire on his plane. Thankfully he was able to control the plane and nothing serious happened. Right now brother Crispell is trying to figure out if he can repair the tire. If he is able to get it fixed he will fly back this afternoon, if not he'll try to come with someone who is flying to the smaller airport. Either way he needs to get a new tire for his plane. We'll try to get the specifications to get it here. Praise the Lord for His protection."
ORH has just received word that Brother Crispell made it safely back to Santo Domingo. Please pray for these men; they are very brave.

Pastor Cherubin contacted Tom and Sarah Bennett stating that the mayor of Jacmel had offered him the opportunity to hold evangelist services to replace the canceled Mardi Gras. Pastor Cherubin will be holding a week of meetings in Jacmel starting Feb 15, where the normal Mardi Gras is held. Pray that we will have all of our planes in place on that day to fly the 10 people in to Jacmel to help Pastor Cherubin. Pray that many will hear the gospel and be saved as a result of the music and message of salvation. Pastor Cherubin will be preaching the gospel, and music teams from the US will provide music.

Pray that Frank Horton will arrive from the United States with his plane. His plane was damaged in a hanger accident delaying his coming to help. But he has not let this stop him, and we need him very badly.

Pray for Dave Spangler. Dave lost and engine coming out of the Bahamas. He is now there replacing his engine. Dave has been central in making the use of the missionary planes work. Pray that he will raise the $35,000.00 to pay for the new engine. He was the first to fly to Haiti to start the work. It was during one of these flights that he lost his engine.

It is also wonderful to have other partners; Anchor Baptist Church in Mt. Pisgah, NC has been so wonderful to provide planes and other help. Their aviation program there is great. Pastor Randy Barton is a wonderful servant of the Lord, and constantly pushing for development of new ways to minister in crisis.

On Saturday morning we flew Dr. David Fenley and a repair man of Macedonia World Baptist Missions to Jacmel. They were taking generator parts and car parts to help Connie Anderson repair her generator and truck. We were also able to bring food for her orphans. The situation for her is difficult as Dr. Fenley tells us.

----From Dr. Fenley----
"I spoke with Connie Anderson this morning and she again told of the need of tents on the mountain. She said one of her ladies went down to TiGoave yesterday and was able to get 2 tarps for which she was elated to receive. Once this lady left the compound where she received the tent she was knocked to the ground and the tarps taken away from her."

The tents and tarps are very necessary. Operation Renewed Hope through Dr. Greg Waller was able to get new tents from Coleman, Inc. They sold us $130.00 tents for $49.00.

A group "Ministry for Haiti" bought 100 tents for $5000.00. By faith, Operation Renewed Hope committed $5000.00 to purchase 100 more tents. We now have a potential for 100 more tents (300 all together). These tents will be flown from Opa Locka, FL to Jacmel for distribution as soon as they arrive in Opa Locka.

Pray that we will be able to get the next 100 tents. These tents will go to all of our missionary works where people are sleeping on the ground. These are sturdy tents and could last 3 to 6 months for housing.

God has been so good. Pray for the Sunday services that souls will be saved and saints will be encouraged.

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Friday, February 5, 2010

2/5/09 Note from Dave Spangler: Pilot for Air Hope

Good morning everyone, greetings from the Bahamas.

Well the old engine is off, the new engine is here, and sitting on the ground next to the airplane. We are cleaning and taking care of miscellaneous repairs that we found in the process. We hope to have the new engine on today and dress it tomorrow and be in the air on Monday. That is the plan anyway, and you all know how the best plans go.

We already have more flights scheduled for Haiti and cargo sitting ready to go. Again I want to thank those of you that have given generously to the effort. We will try to get a personal thank you to each one once the dust settles and the smoke clears.

Thanks again for all your prayers

God bless,

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2/3/10 Haiti Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends,

Here is a very encouraging update about spiritual ministry taking place in Jacmel. This is the ministry of our contact in Jacmel, Pastor Cherubin. Donated money from our ORH supporters is sending food and supplies for Pastor Cherubin and the many whom he is helping. The report below comes from Tom and Sarah Bennett who work with him. The Bennett’s have invested their lives in Haiti. It has been my privilege to know them for many years. This is the message from their ministry “Mission for Haiti.”
The first Sunday after the quake (January 17) Hosanna Baptist Church as well as all 10 sister churches in surrounding areas were pack out. At Hosanna Baptist Church in Jacmel, people stood outside because there was no more room inside. At the invitation, 25 made professions of salvation. The newly constructed church in Lavanneau was packed out as well and 20 made professions faith. There were another 30 or more professions of faith made throughout the other sister churches.

The next Sunday (January 24) Hosanna Baptist Church was packed out again with over 100 people standing outside. At the invitation, 24 college age young people came forward to accept Christ. The invitation lasted almost one hour. (Young people are devastated because their god (education) has been crushed – because so many school buildings have collapsed.)

Saturday evening (January 30), Pastor Cherubin conducted an open-air meeting in Jacmel. Because the area was congested, many people listened to the preaching in their yards. When the invitation was given, 55 responded for salvation and many others responded for re-dedication.

On Sunday (January 31) Pastor Cherubin preached mostly to Christians. The invitation lasted over one hour and more than 100 re-dedicated their lives to the Lord and confessed that they had been cold and indifferent in their spiritual lives. There were another 16 college age young people who came forward to accept Christ.

Prayer requests:

As many of you know, Mardi Gras in Haiti is a celebration of evil spirits and Satan. (It is vile.) Because of the devastation from the earthquake, Mardi Gras has been canceled in the southern parts of Haiti. (I don't know about the northern parts – I forgot to ask.) Pastor Cherubin would like to hold evangelistic services, if God wills. (ORH has offered full support for Pastor Cherubin's effort to hold an Evangelistic Crusade.)

Pray for the distribution of a special Gospel track that has been written for this catastrophe and will be distributed by the thousands.

Continue praying for Sunday services all over Haiti – that many more will continue turning to the Lord.

Other spiritual possibilities and opportunities:

As thousands of homeless Port-au-Prince residents are carried to villages in the north of Haiti, they will be exposed to more Christian influence and Gospel radio. Please pray that many will find Christ in some of these Christian communities where there are many missionaries ministering.


This is a great report. Please, pray for Pastor Cherubin as he leads out in a very difficult and conflicting religious atmosphere in Haiti. He desires to be a light in his country of Haiti.

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Sunday, January 31, 2010

1/31/10 Haiti Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends of ORH,

In Matthew chapter 9, we learn so much about Christ’s compassion for the multitudes:
“But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matt 9:36-38)

Please pray for the hearts of the people throughout Haiti. Those laboring with ORH seek to give a Gospel witness, even as we do the “good works” of distributing emergency food and water.

From your comments, question and appeals, it is clear that the Lord has stirred up His compassion in the hearts of Christians. How we thank the Lord for the many contacts and offers of help we have received in the ORH project, Haiti Hope! We are praying for the Lord’s rich blessings upon you as you seek to help these island people. We are delighted to be “your servants, for Jesus’ sake” in this endeavor.

We are attempting to give you the most accurate picture possible of the work going on. We hope that you understand that the situation there is changing constantly. What I am reporting in this update has come from very reliable sources.

The government of Haiti has declared that 150,000 people have perished in the devastating earthquake and aftershocks. We received a call from someone who told us that 70,000 hungry refugees were descending upon their village and they had nothing to offer them! Use your imagination to put yourself into a situation such as this, and you can begin to see their desperate plight.

We have received heartbreaking stories from pastors who know that the bodies of church members lie under the rubble of their church buildings. Please pray for these men, that they would know the “sufficient grace “of God for the trials ahead. At the end of this letter, we would like to appeal to you about the urgent need for tents for the survivors.

ORH has been primarily working with a national pastor and two missionaries in Haiti. Pastor Dieupie Cherubin is the pastor of the Hosanna Baptist Church in Jacmel, Haiti and the leader of a regional association of Gospel-preaching Haitian pastors. Connie Anderson leads the Macedonia Baptist World Missions children’s home and missionary. Tim Bower (serving with Open Door Baptist Mission in Greenville, SC) serves in northern Haiti. These leaders have made contact with churches associated with their ministries both in the quake zone and at the edge of the disaster field.

We have flown 20-25 missions into Haiti in this last week. You will remember that our original plan was to fly 20 missions, but the Lord has enlarged our ability to minister! Through the help of assistant pastor Yadin Rodriguez and the believers of Iglesia Bautista Christianaa in Santo Domingo, DR, the Lord has “multiplied our days!” With their help, we have been able to acquire food in Santo Domingo and make shorter flights into Haiti. These flights have carried approximately 20,000 to 23,000 lbs. of food from Santo Domingo and additional food from Florida. The free food reported available last report turned out to be less than originally reported, but we were able to still get a large portion of it. We have about 10,000 lbs of the free food left.

As of Friday, January 29, we had flown 5,000 – 6,000 lbs. to Pastor Cherubin’s associated ministries in and around Jacmel. We have also been able to distribute food to Score Ministries who are helping the general population. The rest of the food this week was transferred to children’s homes in the outlying areas. More flights are en route even as you read this.

Please take a moment to pray for our pilots. They are flying into a dangerous region, carrying emergency relief supplies. Once on the ground, they are sometimes confronted by some people who are demanding access to their supplies. By God’s grace, these pilots have been able to get these supplies to the intended missionaries and pastors. Please pray for a certain man at one of our drop sites, who apparently removed two loads of food destined for a children’s home. We are attempting to confirm the incident so as to prevent any future problems.

The Canadian military is in charge of the airport at Jacmel, and both Pastor Cherubin and Connie Anderson have access to this airport to obtain the supplies. It appears that Jacmel will be our main base of operation for many weeks to come.

Mr. Greg Rife was able to visit the churches and ministries associated with Connie Anderson’s children’s home and the ministry of Pastor Cherubin. As you know, many of their ministry buildings were destroyed in the quake. Would you pray about partnering with one of these churches to help them rebuild their buildings? We hope to make pictures from this week, in some format, available to you very soon.

Four of the pilots will be flying back to Florida for maintenance and rest. Three others will continue to make flights from Santo Domingo to Jacmel. Please pray for these pilots by name: Dave Spangler, Dave Crispell, Dennis Conn, Jack Hunt, Kelley Hein and Mike Coupe.

Iglesia Bautist Christiana and affiliated churches from in and around Santo Domingo have made contact with churches throughout Haiti. With their guidance, Air Hope will be flying missions to more airfields this week. This is dangerous work, but the needs are great. Pray for these ministries. We are thrilled to be able to aid these churches in the Dominican Republic as they reach out to their brethren in Haiti.

On February 15, larger planes from the Wings as Eagles ministry will fly for Operation Renewed Hope. In their first task, they will transport 15 “circus tents” from Kansas City, MO to Jacmel, Haiti. Pastor Cherubin has indicated that these tents are crucial for the work ahead.

Our contacts in Haiti have told us that sheltering survivors is one of the most urgent needs in Haiti in the days ahead. Because of the aftershocks, it is dangerous for survivors to sleep within many of the buildings. They have asked us to send as many small tents as possible. Ideally, these would be “family” tents, that could hold 4 or 5 people.

Please pray with us about the following urgent needs:

Funds to purchase fuel for flights. We hope to continue to fly needed food and water into the region as our supplies hold out. We have received large donations of food, ready to fly from Santo Domingo.

Funds to purchase small tents, large tarps or tent material in the U.S. to send to Haiti.
If you have contact with someone who could sell these smaller tents at a wholesale price, please contact me immediately. We want to be good stewards of every penny we are given.

Please pray with us as we look at “the big picture” for the days ahead. The U.S. military has reported that much of the port equipment in Port au Prince is under water, and blocking access to the port. We are looking for ways to send smaller ships into the other undamaged ports in Haiti. We will need wisdom (James 1:5) to ship some of the largest tents and heavier equipment needed for these areas.

Thank you so much for your interest and support for Operation Renewed Hope.

Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Haiti Update from Jan Milton

Prov. 27:10 Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not; neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity: for better is a neighbour that is near than a brother far off.

The brother that is close is the Dominican Republic and the workers there are being true brothers. Thank God for Iglesias Bautista Christiana and Pastor Rodriguez. His son, Yadin Rodriguez, a pastor at the church, has proven himself to be a real neighbor to those in Haiti.

Monday four planes left from Opa Locka, FL fully loaded with people and cargo. They hit a horrendous head wind that slowed the aircraft to as low as 90 kts at times. This head wind made their fuel consumption very high. One of the pilots, Jack Hunt, had to divert from his primary site, Les Cayes, to go on to Santo Domingo. Had he gone into Les Cayes he would have not been able to make it to Santo Domingo because of fuel.

One of our pilots, Dave Spangler, with Flying for God, had to land in Les Cayes to drop people and cargo. Greg Rife and Valarie Stancil had to go to Les Cayes in order to help Connie Anderson with Macedonia World Baptist Missions. Sadly, because there was no fuel in Les Cayes, Dave Spangler had to deviate to Port au Prince. When he got there on Monday evening he could not get fuel. There was no fuel in Port au Prince that he could buy. We did everything that we could to get fuel to him, but every attempt met failure. Finally, someone, because of the result of prayer, sold him enough fuel to get to Santo Domingo.

The only pilot to drop his load and go on to Santo Domingo was Dave Crispell. This was at least a victory. To our knowledge, all loads, currently, have been dropped at the places missed on Monday.

Today Dennis Conn is flying from Exuma, Bahamas and dropping his load at Les Cayes for the children’s home close to Les Cayes. We are tracking his flight and believe that he will be able to land and go on to the Dominican Republic.

Pray for the pilots. This coalition of pilots with AIR HOPE are brave, determined, and faithful men who have put their lives and planes on the line for the churches and people of Haiti.

Jack Hunt (missionary pilot with WWNT Baptist Missions) made ORH aware of a donation of 43,000 lbs of food in Santo Domingo through David Whetstone, which means that we only have to fly and not pay for food. Upon last word, the food donation increased by 8 tons,and now to my present knowledge there is 59,000 lbs of food available for air lift into Haiti. We want to fly this quickly,so we do not loose this precious cargo.

The donation came with a secure warehouse in Jacmel. This is not coincidence. When God commissioned the planes, He also provided the load and the security of the warehouse. Our God is sufficient. We are so thankful.

We have two more pilots who have volunteered with AIR HOPE which will come soon to the work. This will be good because some of our planes have to return to the US. Pray that we can keep a strong coalition of planes so we can keep flying. Please pray for Michael Coupe and Kelley Hein who will join the group over the week-end. Also pray for Bob Warinner and Capt. Terry Rushing, with Wings as Eagles, who will join us in February after fulfilling fight agreements and missions.

We want to say thank you to Todd Bell, founder of Wings with the Word. His help with airplanes and contacts is invaluable. Pray for his work in Maine.

In the next update we hope to have Greg and Valarie tell their stories of their exploratory visit to Haiti.

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

From the Abbotts: Haiti Hope US Base of Operations: Florida

Dear prayer warriors and supporters,

We are very busy in Miami, FL, working with the ORH Haiti Hope project. So far we have loaded four planes with food, water, and medical supplies. Three are currently in Haiti and one in route. There will be one more on Friday heading for Haiti. Pray as we want to coordinate this in the best, most efficient way. It has been a joy to receive emails of the blessings that we are to these children’s homes.

This is an excerpt from one of the children’s homes who had not received any food since the quake:
“They are very thankful – the kids are eating!! Andre asked Adrien to take a picture of the kids and food when he is able.“

Please pray for us and think about supporting us and our efforts to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” We look forward to working along side of the missionaries, helping them continue to spread the Gospel of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We will soon receive tracts in Creole to send with these provisions.

Pray for God’s provision for us as we left our deputation activity to help with this project. God is always faithful! We will soon send out our next prayer letter – stay tuned!

Thank you so much!

With a burden for the lost everywhere,

Mike & Donna Abbott
Operation Renewed Hope

Monday, January 25, 2010

Flight arrival for Air Hope

N5583J arrived at MTCH (Cap) at 06:45PM UTC from MYEF (Exuma Intl)

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Pilots are arriving into the Dominican Republic

Air Hope pilots are in-route to their staging areas today. For those interested in keeping track of the progress of pilots that are flying aid into Haiti, please use the links below to utilize flighttracker. We will keep you posted as we obtain information directly from the pilots themselves.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

1/23/10 Haiti Mission Update

Dear Friends of ORH,

Thank you for praying for Operation Renewed Hope and our project called Haiti Hope.
As a result of starting Air Hope as a part of Operation Renewed Hope, we have formed a coalition of pilots to support "Haiti Hope." Here is an extended update, including our plans for this next week.

As the Lord has answered your prayers, He has enabled us to make some tremendous progress in Haiti. As you can see from the news reports, the quake zone is still a dangerous area. By God’s Grace, we have been able to contact Bible-believing Christians who will help us in Gospel-centered disaster relief. Please pray, first and foremost, that the Gospel can be made plain to everyone we meet. Our highest goal is that everyone would be delivered from eternal miseries by the finished work of Jesus Christ, as we help them with physical needs (John 3:16, Matthew 5:16).

With the Lord’s help, we have been able to make indirect contact with Pastor Dieupie Cherubin, pastor of the Hosanna Baptist Church in Jacmel, Haiti. He has been in contact with Pastor Yadin Rodriguez of the Iglesia Bautista Christiana in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (on the other side of the large island of Hispaniola). Pastor Cherubin is the president of an association of Bible-believing pastors in southeast Haiti. He is also working with the man who is responsible for the Jacmel airport. That will allow us to distribute supplies quickly when our flights are cleared for Jacmel!

Pastor Rodriguez writes, “Because the help from the government has not really gotten to Jacmel, due to the roads being blocked, the pastors in the area are planning to settle a camp for the families that have lost their homes. Pastor Cherubin told me that their most urgent need is for tents right now, preferably some big tents for administrative work and then some smaller tents to put people by families. Pastor Cherubin is willing to help in any way possible and is very thankful for the help you could provide.”

We are so grateful to the Lord for the help of Pastor Rodriguez and the believers in Santo Domingo at the Iglesia Bautista Christiana (Christian Baptist Church). They have cleared the way for Operation Renewed Hope to position planes at the Santo Domingo airport. A grocer in the church has also agreed to allow us to purchase supplies at a very low cost. While food is available there, this will allow us to purchase available food in Santo Domingo and fly it across the island to Les Cayes and Jacmel.

Here is the plan of action for the next few days. You can see a map of the flight plan here for the planes of Air Hope coalition :
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Sat/Sun January 23-24: We will position our planes at the airport in Opa-Locka, FL and load them with food and supplies.

Monday, January 25: The four planes of Air Hope will depart from Opa Locka and travel to the north coast of Haiti to Cap-Haïtien to go through customs. These flights will be carrying approximately 3200 lbs. of food. Mr. Greg Rife and Mrs. Valerie Stancil will also travel with these planes. After the planes clear customs, they will fly to Les Cayes (on the southwestern shore of Haiti). There the food will be divided between two children’s homes. One of these children’s homes is led by Connie Anderson of Macedonia World Baptist Missions ( ). The other home is also within reach of Les Cayes. From Les Cayes, Greg Rife will evaluate the conditions for rebuilding the MWBM children’s home and nearby church buildings. Mrs. Stancil, who speaks the language fluently will help with interpretation and evaluate the ministry needs in the area on Monday and Tuesday. Please pray for these folks as they attempt to reach the MWBM children’s home. This is will involve a six hour round trip into mountain terrain via roadways that have been damaged by the quake and frequent aftershocks. The planes will fly on to the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, January 26: On Tuesday morning they will register and go through orientation to purchase food and prepare to transport it to Haiti. In the afternoon they will attempt to extract Greg and Valerie. If they unsuccessful they will do it on Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, January 27: The planes will fly back from Santo Domingo to Les Cayes, carrying more food for the Children’s Homes. They will also pick up Mr. Rife and Mrs. Stancil if still necessary and fly from Les Cayes to Jacmel, to meet Pastor Dieupie Cherubin, pastor of the Hosanna Baptist Church. In Jacmel, they will begin to evaluate the best approach to help the churches and children’s homes. (None of the planes are large enough to carry the large “circus” tents that will be needed, but a plane will be available through Wings as Eagles on February 15.) At present, it appears that Jacmel will be our main base of operation in Haiti. We have excellent contacts with many churches and children’s homes through the leadership of Pastor Cherubin. On Wednesday evening, the planes will travel back to Santo Domingo. Mrs. Stancil will fly home on Wednesday.

Thursday, January 28: All four planes will be used to fly two round trips to Jacmel carrying food and water. Please pray for these food purchases in Santo Domingo, the pilots and the distribution in Jacmel. Pray also for Mr. Rife as he works with Pastor Cherubin to begin to organize the work of ORH in this devastated region. If arrangements can be made, Greg will also go into Port au Prince.

Friday, January 29: Planned maintenance day. The planes will return to Santo Domingo. Pilot Dave Spangler will fly Greg Rife back to Florida.

The pilots in Santo Domingo plan to continue to purchase food and fuel as long as we have the funds to do so. They will also pick up a medical mission team, led by Mark Rose on Sunday, January 31. This team will be flown from Santo Domingo to Jacmel to help with the urgent medical needs in that area. On Thursday, February 15, the team from Wings as Eagles will fly as many tents as possible into Haiti for use in Jacmel. The poles for these tents are 8-9 feet long, so we must use the larger planes for this phase of the project.

Please pray for funds

Would you please pray with us about this Air Hope coalition project? Pray for Haiti Hope, we need to raise $50,000 immediately to fly an initial twenty missions to supply churches missionaries and children’s homes through the Air Hope coalition. Our planes can each carry about 1000 lbs per trip. We would be able to send 30,000 lbs of relief supplies if you can help us.

Pray for Dave Spangler. He must go back and replace his engine which quit in mid-air last week. Pray for Dave the engine cost is around $25000.00. Pray he can get back to the coalition as soon as possible. His plane can carry 1500 lbs per flight. We need this capability.


Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Friday, January 22, 2010

ORH's Haiti Hope Action Map

The map provided will help to understand the air delivery of supplies and eventually doctors into the affected Haiti areas. The 5 (and future 7) airplanes and pilots from across the USA and Bahamas will assemble at Santo Domingo on Jan 25th/26th, where they will begin the flights back and forth from Santo Domingo to Jacmel. Missionaries located in Haiti are awaiting the supply flights and will serve as distribution centers for the much needed supplies.

The fuel and supplies for these flights are very expensive. We ask your consideration in going to and donating funds to help us cover the costs of these flights and supplies. Your donations will save lives with precious food, other needed materials, medical professionals, while demonstrating and providing the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

ORH Haiti Update from Jan Milton

Dear Friends,

We are working currently to open two sites for distribution.

1. We are working with Yadin Rodriguez in the Dominican Republic. He is out of a great church there in Santo Domingo. We will position four to five airplanes in Santo Domingo to fly supplies and work teams into Haiti. This site should be operational by next Monday.

2. We are flying Greg Rife with Restore Ministries to Haiti next Monday so that he can begin to assess the situation and plan rebuilding teams for ministries such as children's homes. Greg worked with us all during Katrina and other events. He is a great carpenter. We also have Pastor Brent Stancil's wife who is available, and we will take into Haiti. She has friends from churches there and speaks fluent Creole. Pastor Stancil pastors Community Bible Baptist Church in Florida.

3. We are working in Opa Locka, FL which will be our main US base. When the resources of food dry up in the Dominican Republic, we will begin the long flights into Haiti. This distribution point is established and ready to become fully operational today. Pray for Mike Abbott and Arthur Gaura who will man this site.

3. There is a compound in Haiti called "Double Harvest". They are willing to store food in their compound and allow our missionaries to come and get beans and rice for their people. A truck load of food out of the Dominican Republic is approximately $11,000.00. We can contact all the missionaries and tell them to travel to this compound. We were told that "Double Harvest" is well known. This organization came highly recommended for their honesty. It is American run. We are thinking of purchasing a truck load as soon as the funds become available. It is a greater distance from Port au Prince which could represent a hardship for our national pastors.

4. Yadin's church has a missionary which their church works with in Jacmel. They are hoping to reach him as soon as possible. They have not been able to do this because he only has access to satellite email. He could become our contact there for helping the people, missionaries, and pilots.

5. Mark Rose, Russia Inland Mission, will be taking a team of doctors and nurses into Jacmel on January 31. We will load all planes with 7 people and their gear. We will fly one mission with all the planes.

6. Currently, we have the following planes and pilots:

a. N2858M, Turbo Senca / Dennis Conn
b. N2249M, Cessna 310 / Dave Spangler
c. N5583J, Piper Cheroke 6 PA32-260 / Dave Crispel
d. N5464J, Cessna 310 / Kelley Hein

7. Later Dave Spangler will have his Aztec back in use. While on a return trip from Haiti to deliver supplies one of his engines quit. The cost is over $25,000.00 to replace. Dave thinks he has found an engine. A mechanic has agreed to help replace the engine. He will have to go to the Bahamas where Dave was able to land on the one engine. The Aztec can haul almost 1500 lbs which is about 500 lbs more than other planes its size. (N6400Y, Piper Aztec / Dave Spangler)

8 On February 11, Wings as Eagles and their main pilot Terry Rushing, a great ministry in Wisconsin, will join with us. We should be able to put about 7000 or more lbs of food in the air at one time with all seven planes working with AIR HOPE, our flight ministry of Operation Renewed Hope. We will be able to fly 5 planes at a time to Haiti from the Dominican for approximately $2000.00 per flight.

This is not easy because of the danger. Please pray that we will be able to help those national pastors and churches to survive.

I hope this will give you a better idea of what is happening. Please remember the best laid plans have never conquered the needs of Haiti. Pray ours will work.

God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015

Updated Messege from Dave Spangler: Pilot for Haiti Hope

Hi folks,

Just to keep you up to date as to what is going on. I have not left my chair at the computer and phone for the last two days; with pilots & planes, contact people on ground in Haiti, DR. and Florida, Texas, Min. and trying to buy an engine for the airplane, plus raise money for all of the above.

I want to thank all of you for your generosity - you are making it happen.

NO.1 - The engine for the plane has been located and purchased. At a cost of $32,000.00 +,- ; and Don Wright is coming to help put it in. It should arrive in the Bahamas the first week of Feb and be on and running by the second week. We are trusting God that the money will be in by the end of the month. PRAY for a cloudy week but no rain - we will be working on the tar mac.

NO 2. - Relief efforts are still going forward for Haiti. We have three airplanes that will be leaving OpaLocka FL early Monday morning loaded headed for Santa Domingo, DR. From there we will make 45 min. shuttle flights back and forth into Haiti, as many a day as we can, taking supplies from the DR.

Tuesday a fourth plane will join us and mid Feb a fifth plane will join us. In the middle of all that I will take time out to get my plane back in the air.

There is much to do and it is very costly. We are trying to be as efficient as possible by staying in the DR and buying supplies there. WE NEED MONEY AND PRAYERS

Rest assured what we are doing is getting to the little people in need and we are doing good. It is helping and making a difference.
You won't see us in the film footage on TV but we are there.
There just isn't room to tell all the stories and they may never get told. I am weeping as I write this as the needs are soooooo great.

Funds should be sent to

Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309

Mark it "Haiti Hope"
Must go for now,
God bless,

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Messege from Dave Spangler: Pilot for ORH's Air Hope

Good morning everyone, greetings from the Bahamas;

Thank you for your patience, here is the news you have been waiting for. I know Sharon has been trying to keep everyone informed while I have been busy with logistics and flying. I can not explain how chaotic and hectic this has been.

Well there's good news and bad news and good news.

The good news - We have been able to make four trips into Haiti Thursday through Sunday and have done a good work taking food, water, medical supplies and doctors and bring stranded people out. Thursday I took 1700 pounds of food & water in and 6 people out. Saturday I took in 1200 pounds of water and medical supplies along with three other planes carrying doctors and I brought out seven that were stranded.

The bad news - When I was leaving yesterday for another trip I had an engine failure on take off.

The good news - it happened here and not in Haiti, I was empty going to pick up a load so I was not heavy, and I was able to return to the airport with out damaging anything and am safe.

I am searching for an engine but that is going to take time. I had planned to relocate in OpaLoca FL and fly for Operation Renewed Hope along with Dave Crispell. He has contacted Todd Bell and will be using Tod's Cherokee 6. I am working on borrowing a Cessna C-310. The two of us would be able to work together and still accomplish much. Our plans are to go to Santa Domingo where there are medical supplies and Dr.s waiting to go in to a small town south of Port-Au-Prince that has an airport. Because we will be working with ORH and letting them co-ordinate operations we are changing the way of donating. It will work better and be more direct and less complicated to send contributions to:

Funds should be sent to

Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309

Mark it "Haiti Hope"

"Air Hope" or "Haiti Hope" is designated for the flying that I will be doing and will 100% be going to us. ORH keeps nothing. Check them out on the link in our web page or
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Ct.
Blue Springs, MO 64015
We are looking at this as only a speed bump in the way and are continuing forward with our plans. We have a great God and He is still in control and He will provide.

God bless,

Haiti Update

Thank you for your prayer and inquiries about the ministry of Operation Renewed Hope in earthquake-ravaged Haiti. As you know from the news reports, much of the country has been virtually decimated by the magnitude 7.0 quake. To aid the people of Haiti, ORH is launching Haiti Hope.

We were contacted by pilot Dave Spangler who owns the airplane used by Air Hope. He wanted to attempt to fly into Haiti with 1500 lbs. of relief supplies and we enthusiastically supported this attempt. Dave is an experienced pilot who regularly serves the missionaries in Haiti. He was initially turned away due to the clogged runway at Port-au-Prince. In his second attempt, he managed to deliver food and water for the missionaries to distribute and returned to his base in the Bahamas on the island of Eleuthera.

On Saturday, January 16, Dave is making his next trip into Haiti. Please pray for the success of this second trip. The Bahamian churches have graciously gathered food and water supplies for this second trip into the devastated area. The seaport at Port-au-Prince is presently inaccessible to us since much of the port equipment was disabled by the earthquake. We have learned that the U.S. military is now in charge of the airport.

Many churches have contacted us to ask if we will participate in relief efforts. The answer is an enthusiastic “Yes!” While we continue our initial attempts to distribute food and water, we will carefully plan a strategy for basic relief efforts for the next several months. We are calling the project Haiti Hope. We believe that this plan will provide reasonable steps for ministry to this region over the next year. Would you please consider giving an offering toward the Haiti Hope project? The newest draft of our long term strategy and plan for the project is now available on the ORH blog at this link.

In the short term, our plan is as follows:

We will use continue to use Dave Spangler’s plane for the next six weeks for ORH Air Hope to make as many flights as possible. The fuel for each flight will cost approximately $2,000. As you can well imagine, the cost of aviation fuel in the region is quite high.

We have verified that the Wings as Eagles ministry will join us in this project beginning on February 11. We are praying that order will be restored in Haiti by this time. Their ministry with us will continue until March 16 and resume again after a missions project in Cameroon. Please pray for us as we use these additional planes.

These flights will be based out of Opelaka, FL (near Miami) where the relief supplies will be placed in readiness. Each flight will carry approximately 1500 lbs. of supplies. We would like to ask churches in Florida to take up food supplies and transport these to the base near Miami. If you can help with these initial relief supplies, please send bottled water, crackers, peanut butter, canned meats (with pop top) and meals in a can (such as ravioli, spaghetti).

Dr. Bud Steadman, the Executive Director of Baptist World Mission has assigned Rev. Rodney Fitzsimmons, a missionary in Haiti, to assist ORH in sending relief supplies to several ministries. Rodney and Cathy Fitzsimmons are based about 100 miles from the epicenter of the quake.

Thirty-three large circus tents (some up to 1200 sq. ft.) have been donated to Operation Renewed Hope. When order is restored, we plan to fly these tents into the region to serve as a more permanent shelter for Christian ministries on Haiti.

Would you please pray with us about this project? For Haiti Hope, we need to raise $50,000 immediately to fly an initial twenty missions to supply churches missionaries and children’s homes through Air Hope. Our plane can carry 1500 lbs per trip. We would be able to send 30,000 lbs of relief supplies if you can help us.

Thank you for your prayers and interest in the ministry of Operation Renewed Hope!

ORH Protocol: Haiti Hope, Plans and Strategies


1. We will at all times give the Gospel of Jesus Christ to everyone that is helped physically.

2. While we continue our initial attempts to distribute food and water, we will carefully plan a strategy for basic relief efforts for the next several months.

Here are some of the reasons behind this strategy:
a. It is presently an open and very dangerous area.

b. The port at Port-au-Prince is not going to be open to us for a while.

c. Shipping containers are going to be scarce and available only at a premium price.

d. Without security, there will be no profitable or safe way to distribute relief goods or appropriately help those in need.

3. Our efforts will be guided by information provided by missionaries in Haiti presently and by those who are able to visit sites for the purpose of gathering information.

4. We will plan a measured and reasonable response to a situation that is presently out of control.

5. We will work to utilize the efforts of believers in the U.S. and other countries for the benefit of the people of Haiti, both believers and non-believers.


1. Assemble manpower, materials, supplies, and equipment to implement relief over a one year time frame.

2. Contact missionaries for their specific input and conduct reconnaissance.

3. Plan and execute shipping and distribution of food, water, and medical supplies.

4. Plan and execute demolition and rebuilding of churches, childrenís homes, medical clinics and ministries.

5. Plan and execute the re-establishment of housing for people verified by reputable sources.

6. Begin immediately to send relief goods by Air Hope to missionaries for distribution and personal use.

Here ís how you can participate in this Gospel-centered relief effort:

1. Please send funds so that we will have the ability to conduct a sustained effort for this next year.

2. Please begin to form and prepare teams for food and water distribution, demolition, and construction.

3. Please gather over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol, Motrin, vitamins, antibiotic creams, tape, band-aids, and gauze.

4. Help us to immediately raise $50,000 to fly 20 missions to supply present missionaries and childrenís homes with Air Hope. Our plane can carry 1500 lbs per trip. We would be able to send 30,000 lbs of relief supplies.