December 17, 2012
We received this email from Pastor Baker of Victory Baptist Church in the Bronx, NY. He and his church because of the “Sandy” destruction have been forced to take on a new debt for ministry, if his church is to stay in the area of his old church building. Below is a report of their current needs for the Christmas season.
Thank you so much for all that you and Operation Renewed Hope have done for us. The fire extinguishers were installed last weekend, and the exit signs (to be compliant with NYC fire code) are being installed today. By the grace of God, all the money has come in that was needed to cover the cost of the renovations on the new building! To God be the glory. In just 4 weeks in our new building, 19 first time visitors have attended our services!
The good news is that our bills are paid off, the challenge that we face is that we have very little funds and we are now facing the holidays. We took a huge step of faith in increasing our rent from $1,400.00 a month to $4,500.00. This is a step of faith that I know God wanted us to take. Our challenge right now is that we are facing the holidays and as a young church, many people go away for this time of year and our offerings drop significantly. We are asking if you could help us with a little assistance for the next month or two as we get through the holiday season and as our church grows in this area.
Thanks again for all you have done.”
This is a picture of the “Exit” signs after the installation. ORH was privileged to help with the cost of the installation.
Pray that ORH will be able to help this church. It faced the worst destruction of any church about which we know.
We have some funds, but we must spread those out among the churches in need. Pray the money will stretch. Thank you so much for helping ORH to help these good churches and the people of their communities.
If you would like to give by debit or credit card, go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose Network for Good.
If you would like to give by check, please send checks to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Mark checks “Sandy” Relief.
For most current information, go to www.orhnews.blogspot.com.
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Court
Blue Springs, MO 64015