P.O. Box 43242
Fayetteville, NC 28309
Monday April 27, 2015
Much is happening at this moment in Nepal, and the death toll is rising as people dig through the rubble. The most important thing is that we give the Gospel while seeking to relieve the suffering of the people.
Pastor Athem Chothe in Gangtok, Sikkim, India wrote the following.
“Dear Dr. Jan, According to the media reports the death toll raised to 3218 today and the hospitals are over-crowded with victims of the quake. I am going to the border now to find out the possibility of penetration of our team with aids. My question is, will it be possible for ORH to set up a clinic in the open fields? Why because the hospitals are over-crowded and also far from the affected areas.
Thank you so much. I'll get back to you in the afternoon my time. In His Service, Athem Chothe”
In planning with Pastor Athem this morning to take supplies, medical help, and the gospel into Nepal, it became obvious that a medical team from India would be the most frugal use of funds.
Pastor Athem will be going into Nepal for a survey trip with relief supplies. He will then get us accurate information about sending a medical team. ORH can possibly fund the medical team to travel from India to help the people and give the gospel.
Pray we will have funds to do this. ORH will send immediately $1000.00 to help Pastor Athem with his initial trip and food distribution. Thousands could hear the gospel in a strongly Buddhist country.
James Tamang wrote back this communication with pictures.
“Brother Milton, First of all thank you for calling us personally and letting us know that you care. We really appreciated very much. Here are some pictures that I took as we passed by yesterday. Currently, we are focusing on one of the village close by because of transportation we cannot do much. hopefully we will be able to do more in future….Our local church has also decided that we help with which doubles the financial support. Please do pray that God would give us wisdom. Thank you for praying for us. We were able to access internet just now. Keep praying. We felt five different times the shake during the night. It is still continuing.”
ORH contacted Pastor James by cell phone early this morning. He asked for help in determining exactly what to do. A plan to distribute rice, lintels, and curry for food was made. Then a plan was discussed to give the gospel, as they distributed the food. After the planning, James wrote once again.
“Dear Bro. Jan, Yes, this is helpful advise. Please have people lifting us up in prayer. God is at work.”
ORH will be sending $1000.00 to get this process started. Pray for their safety as they help this village which is closest to them.
ORH thanks Pastor Steve Rebert, Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church of Winchester, VA, who has supported the work of ORH for many years for submitting another person to contact, missionary Luke Knickerbocker. ORH has sent a communication to them to see if they need help.
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 “International Relief.”
If you would like to give by check, send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Please designate the donation “International Relief.”
Pray consistently for these good people. This is their day to have a large ministry to the people they live among which is usually not the situation. This is the heart of missions, the compassion and love of Christ.
Please download the attachment for pictures of Pastor Tamang area where he will work.
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct
Raleigh, NC 27610