Operation Renewed Hope
P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309
Thursday April 30, 2015
The situation in Nepal is very difficult for the people. News stories are beginning to demonstrate this in the plight of those who have survived. People without food will fight back to obtain food. They are “fainting, scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.” This is our opportunity to shepherd.
Jimmy McGaha is a good friend of ORH. A few years ago, ORH sent a survey team to Nepal to meet with Brother McGaha to assess a possible medical clinic in Nepal. He has contacted us now about the earthquake to acquaint ORH with people that he knows in Nepal.
ORH readily agreed to do everything possible to help these good people. Please read his assessment of the Nepal situation. ORH now has many more people to help.
“Dear Brother Jan,
I enjoyed our phone conversation this morning. Sorry for my slow reply, I've been on the phone talking to others in Nepal….
Below is some information concerning missionaries in Nepal.
1. James Tamang - which I know you are already in contact with.
2. Jason Woon - he is with BMFP - the national he is working with is Levi Acharya at the new church plant Berea Baptist Church. The church is in the village of Sangla. This is the one I was telling you about that 95% of the homes are destroyed. There are also 2 other villages that Jason plans to visit in the next couple of days to assess the needs in those areas. Therefore, there are 3 villages that Jason and Levi will focus relief efforts on.
3. Cory McTague - he is with BIMI - the national he is working with is Prakash Lama at Himal Baptist Church. Cory's home was severely damaged and he is currently staying in our house. I am not sure of the situation of his church building, He is inside the Kathmandu Valley.
4. Of course myself, Jimmy McGaha - the national I am working with is Bijay Pradhan at Calvary Bible Baptist Church which is also inside the Kathmandu Valley. Bijay and 2 other men are planning to travel outside the valley tomorrow to the town of Hetauda and then on to the village of Hattigoudha to access the situation there as we know his mother-in-law's home was completely destroyed.
I will try to send you some pictures of the village Jason Woon is working in and I have several pictures that I have taken that I can send you as well.
As we discussed on the phone, I think it would be wise to keep our names off of web pages and media outlets. However, I understand it would initially be good to use our names for people that might know us and support us. If somehow you could include in your emails that this is a restricted access country and that none of us are there as missionaries. Jimmy McGaha, Serving in Nepal and loving it.”
The concept of becoming a shepherd to people that Jesus declares as shepherd-less is an essential to doing God’s will. May we see people as Jesus saw people during His earthly ministry. “The harvest truly is plenteous but the laborers are few.” Go to the harvest today.
If you would like to donate by debit or credit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.”. Please designate the donation for “International Relief.”
If you would like to donate by check, please go send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Please designate the check for “International Relief.”
God bless those who have sent word they are helping. ORH thanks Pastor Rick Armstrong of Iglesia Biblica Bautista Antioquia who contacted with a plan to help support Nepal relief efforts. Angela Owens of Grace Baptist Church in Parker, CO wrote of her interest to help.
Pastor Jim Bickel, Bethel Baptist Fellowship in New York city, sent an email expressing their church’s desire to help. Pastor Bickel and his congregation were in the heart of the damage for hurricane “Sandy.” The offering the church is sending is such a blessing. Fellow pastors, Kent Sager and Matt Recker, have on several occasions helped from their churches. ORH salutes all the churches In hurricane “Sandy” relief.
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