Saturday, February 20, 2016
As ORH goes forward, it is often our privilege to rejoice in the way God’s people help us to help those in real need. One such instance is Mrs. Betty Vest an elderly lady in the Columbia, SC flood area. She is a widow whose husband was a preacher in the area where she resides outside of Columbia. Her single wide trailer was damaged in the flooding from hurricane “Joaquin.”
David Smith, music director at Grace Baptist Church in West Columbia, SC, and his pastor, Bill Egerdahl sought to help Mrs. Vest. Their church’s efforts in behalf of those in “Joaquin,” especially Mrs. Vest has been a true ministry of “pure religion”. They have restored Mrs. Vest’s trailer and worked with many more in the area. Download the pictures from the work on Mrs. Vest’s home and rejoice in the good work.
Recently, I preached at Congaree Baptist Church and saw the water force that caused the damage to their church and to Mrs. Vest’s trailer. The people of the church were solid as a rock in their support of their church as they filled the temporary church room with their pastor, Brother Driggers. The church and pastor send their thanks to all who have helped them to get into their buildings again and have services. Although their main auditorium is far from ready, they are rejoicing to be in their fellowship room holding services and told me over and over to thank others who have helped them.
Those of you who have worked, ORH says thank you. Please continue to consider an offering to Congaree Baptist Church.
If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to www.operationrenewedhope.org and choose “Network for Good.” Please designate the gift “Domestic Relief.”
If you wish to give by check, please send the check to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Please designate the gift “Domestic Relief.”
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27610