Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Oklahoma City Post 1

Oklahoma City Tornado

Wedmesduy May 22, 2013

Dear Friends,
 
Pastor Kent Sager from Grace Baptist Church of Franklin Square, NY was part of the work in New York, City. His home was damaged by Hurricane "Sandy" Pastor Sager writes the following.
 
"May 21, 2013
Dear Bro. Milton,

I imagine you are quite busy preparing to help the dear folks in Oklahoma. It is such a tragedy they are experiencing. During our time of disaster you and ORH were there for the Sager family and the people of NYC and Long Island. We greatly appreciate all that you have done for us and the "Body of Christ."....We will also be sending you some money for the Oklahoma cause. We will take a special offering soon. May God bless you and encourage you as you serve Him and others.
Sincerely, Kent Sager"

What a wonderful blessing to hear from Pastor Sager. This is the spirit of those who realize the hardship of disaster recovery.

Pastor Rick Carter - Beth Haven Baptist Church, OKC, OK, wrote the following.
"We have set up a disaster relief center supplying food, clothing, and other disaster relief items. we need help to buy materials to purchase materials for the center. thank you for your help in this matter Bro. Rick Carter Jr."
 

Operation Renewed Hope has sent $1500.00 immediately to help this work. We hope to continually monitor this distribution center. We will try to use any funds that come to us to keep it open and full of needed supplies for those who lost their homes and livelihood.
 
Pastor Ivan Moore, Moore OK
Brother Moore has just started a church in Moore, OK. His building is less than 1/2 mile from the path of the tornados which hit the area. He and I will be speaking at 3:30 about how best to help his church reach their neighborhood. They have some families impacted by the situation. More information will be coming about how to help this brother, his church, and all his community.
 
Pastor Lindsey - Suburban Baptist Church, OKC, OK
This morning Pastor Lindsey is assessing the number of homes in his church that could be damaged. He will be sending a situation report, so ORH can seek help for his congregation and neighborhood.

Pastor Karsies, Harvest Hills Baptist Church, OKC, OK
This is a message from Pastor Karsies:
 
"I finally heard from our two church families that thought they lost everything. Both were allowed to go into their neighborhoods this afternoon. There is debris everywhere, but their homes were "untouched" for which they and all of us are so grateful. They lived a mile and a half from each other, and the tornado went between them. One of them found a page of a songbook in their backyard. The song on the page was "My Faith Still Holds." The picture Amos took of it lying on the ground should be seen on TV!!!"
 

Please continue to pray for these churches, pastors, and their community which in great need. We have contacted all the places which you sent in as suggestions. They are all working hard.

If you would like to donate by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, PO Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Mark the check for "Domestic Relief."

If you want to give by debit or credit card go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose Network for Good.

You may go to www.orhnews.blogspot.com to keep up with the efforts.
God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Court
Blue Springs, MO 64015
910-987-5072
www.operationrenewedhope.org
orhus@aol.com

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