Sunday, October 15, 2017

Caribbean Update


Saturday, October 14, 2017



Dear Friends,



Puerto Rico

Bill Pfaunmiller has been working through ORH in Puerto Rico since the early days of Maria.  He has delivered food, water, equipment, and supplies from Air Hope air-drops to communities in need.  He is now in the phase of finding churches and homes that are damaged and need help.  Please read his weekly report.



“1. Christian Fellowship Bible Church of Isabela, Pastor Joe Caraballo - lost roof on auditorium (could not locate on first attempt)

2. First Baptist of Ceiba, Pastor Luis Martinez - lost roof on school building, Est. $25,000

3. Bible Baptist Church, Caguas, Pastor Ariel Ramirez - lost roof on annex and part of auditorium, Est. $25,000 (have promises for 8,000)

4. Evangelical Baptist of Bayamon, Pastor Samuel Santos - roof damage to storage and classrooms, Est. $15,000

5. PR Baptist Bible College, Basilio Alfaro - roof damage to cafeteria, fence damage, electrical issues.

6. Calvary Baptist and College, Carolina, Pastor Johnny Daniels - roof damage to church, water damage, destruction of dorms and offices, seeking to build cement structure, Est. $250,000….Bill Pfaunmiller”



Bill also sent this report.



There are also several needs in a personal level:

1. Jerry Harmon and his wife lost their home. I need to verify if they own or rent.

2. Pastor Gabriel Velazquez lost roof on part of their home. He isa bi-vocational pastor and does not have funds for repairs. At least $5,000 needed.

3. Pastor Alexis Colon and his wife lost their jobs and the church is unable to help them.



ORH is suggesting that churches adopt the mentioned ministries and pastors.  We need at least 3 or 4 churches per damaged church or home to help rebuild.  The rebuilding needs are financial or sending workers.  Please, contact ORH, if your church would like to adopt one of these ministries.



ORH thanks Pastor Suni Ponce for helping ORH send tarps to Paula Van Natta and her deaf school.  David Shumate sent us the following report.



“Dear Jan, Here is Suni's receipt for the tarps for Paula VanNatta. I verified with Angel Espada (pastor) that they are going to the contacts that she has through her deaf school…. Thanks much for all you are doing. David R. Shumate, General Director, MGM International”



Anguilla

Pastor Norrell Gump on Anguilla called ORH this week thanking God for the food drops by Mike Coupe and Tim Langford.  He reported to us that they put the batteries delivered into flashlights and held Wednesday night prayer service.  He said their church was sharing their food with the community around them. 



Pilot Mike Coupe wrote the following about Anguilla.



     “The Lord used the airplane to bring much needed aid to Pastor Norrell Gump. It was a blessing to see his reaction to the amount of supplies the Aztec can fly.  While I was there he showed me several areas where his church members were, and the destruction is terrible. His wife cooked up some rice and beans for lunch, and we sat without power and water and thanked the Lord for his blessings.”



Dominica

Pray for a super yacht crossing the Atlantic at this time from Spain.  The ship has food and supplies for the work in Dominica.  It is scheduled to arrive in Antigua on Thursday.  They will take on cargo there and sail again Thursday evening.  They hope to arrive Dominica Friday morning of this week. 



ORH thanks Tony and Jonathan Cornelius of Gospel Fellowship Association.  This is a direct result of their work.  ORH will help to get this ship cargo into the Carib people through the Challenger family.  Pray that all goes well.



Mike Coupe our Air Hope pilot wrote the following from his flights into Dominica.



“As you know Hurricane Marie hit Dominica as a category five storm. ORH has already sent food and supplies to the Challengers and also the LaPlaine Baptist Church.  This is the church we re-planted and have been with since 2012. Now the church is pastored by Asha Loronde. They have lost the roof of the church and most of the furnishings.  The pastor has lost his home and everything inside. We have used tarps to dry in the church and have moved his family into the kitchen area.  We are calling Dominica the roofless nation. Every home has been damaged if not destroyed.”

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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.

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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

HOUSTON, SOUTH FLORIDA, CARIBBEAN

Wednesday, October 11, 2017





Dear Friends,



ORH thanks all who have donated to the efforts in Harvey, Irma, and Maria impact areas.  The work continues and much more needs to be done.  We are hearing of spiritual blessings as the work continues.



Houston

Pastor William Cover will be conducting a special “Praise the Lord” service in Houston in November for those who have been helped in Houston and the surrounding area.  Operation Renewed Hope will be addressing this group.  Please pray, there is still much to be done in this area.  Thank God, ORH can be a part of this celebration.  We need skilled workers.  Contact ORH about a special work plan for this area.



South Florida

Thank God for Pastor Wielander and Marathon Baptist Church working with the people in South Florida.  ORH sent $7250.00 to the church to pay for 50 refrigerators and 50 stoves to be distributed to families in the Irma impact area.  Pastor Wielander is faithfully giving the gospel.



Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Dominica

Jim Childress, a missionary friend of years in Panama, helped direct ORH food drops to Orlando Rivera in Dorado Beach, PR.  Pastor Rivera and his church are a good, aggressively gospel-giving church in need.  ORH hopes the supplies helped.  If money is available, we will attempt another drop.



Through the hard work of Tim Langford and Mike Coupe, ORH has made another food drop to Norrell Gumbs on Anguilla.  His church is distributing the food to many.  Thank God for people like Ray Thompson and Dr. Johnny Daniels who care for Pastor Gumbs.  Pray for Mike Coupe as he makes another drop today.  This will make three drops to this brother and his church.



Tim Langford and Dave Spangler returned to the United States safely.  Brother Langford loaned ORH his airplane and services unselfishly.  As usual, Dave Spangler was a great blessing.  ORH thanks God for both of these good men, especially that they are safely home.



Pastor Yadin Rodriguez sent the following report to ORH about the cooperative efforts of Iglesia Bautista Christiana and ORH.  Thank God for this church and the lead pastor, Pedro da Cunha.  Over the years, they have consistently helped ORH to service the Caribbean.



“Here is a basic report of what Operation Renewed Hope (Jan Milton) has been doing in Puerto Rico and some other islands. ORH sends money for fuel for airplanes and for the food for PR and the islands. Iglesia Bautista Cristiana purchases the food, transports it to the airport and takes care of the pilots while they are in Santo Domingo. So far, we have delivered close to 20,000 lbs. of food and water, along with generators and tools. In addition to these supplies, several teams have been flown to Calvary Baptist Tabernacle (Pr. Daniels) and Iglesia Bautista de la Fe in Ponce (Missionary Jeremy Markle).

     We praise the Lord for the opportunity to work along the ministry of ORH in assisting these dear brothers in the islands. We are very thankful for the pilots (Mike Coupe, Dave Spangler, Tim Lankford, AJ James) and many others who have invested of their time (days) in assisting us in the Caribbean. It has been a great blessing to see the Church of Christ all over the world working together to show God´s love to those in distress and affliction at this time.”



(continuation of daily report from Pastor Rodriguez)



“Thursday 5

           13th Air Mission to PR (PSE): Tim Lankford with provisions for Ponce (Pfaunmiller)

           14th Air Mission to PR (SIG): Mike Coupe took a work team (4 men from Hato Mayor/ 1 man from Santo Domingo) to help clean up at Calvary (Pr. Daniels)

           15th Air Mission to PR (PSE): Tim Lankford with provisions to for Ponce (Pfaunmiller)

Friday 6

           16th Air Mission to PR (PSE): Tim Lankford with provisions (Pfaunmiller)

           17th Air Mission to Dominica: Mike Coupe and  AJ James flew to Dominica with provisions and tools

           18th Air Mission to Florida: Dave Spangler and Tim Lankford purchase generators and tools for Ponce (Pfaunmiller)

Saturday 7

           19th Air Mission from Florida to PR (PSE/ Ponce): Tim Lankford with generators and tools for Ponce (Pfaunmiller)

Sunday 8

           20th Air Mission from DR to Anguila (AXA): Tim Lankford taking provisions for Pr. Norrel Gumbs in Anguila

Monday 9

           21st Air Mission from DR to PR (PSE): Mike Coupe taking provisions for Ponce (Pfaunmiller)

Tuesday 10

           22nd Air Mission from DR to PR (SIG): Mike Coupe taking provisions for Pr. Orlando Rivera and Pr. Daniels

           23rd Air Mission from PR to DR (JBQ): Mike Coupe flying back a work team from Calvary (Pr. Daniels) to Santo Domingo”



Sadly, ORH will soon cease efforts flight efforts in these areas.  The funds to operate are just about exhausted; but ORH is thankful for all that God has provided through those who know our ministry.  As the song says, “Souls for Jesus” is and always shall be our “battle cry” in the relief efforts that you support through ORH.  Pray ORH will close well.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072

jan@operationrenewedhope.org

www.operationrenewedhope.org



(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)



Friday, October 6, 2017

Maria Impact Area Report


Friday, October 6, 2017



Dear Friends,



ORH thanks all those who have helped with the work in the Maria impact area..



ORH thanks the pilots, David Spangler, Mike Coupe, and Tim Langford,

who have flown constantly for the work in Puerto Rico, Anguilla, and Dominica.



ORH thanks those who made it possible to be in the air consistently, Pastor Yadin Rodriguez and Pastor Pedro Da Cunha, Iglesias Bautista Christiana of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.



ORH thanks Mr. and Mrs. Ken Kirkland of Caribbean Lighthouse Radio on the island of Antigua for obtaining and loading planes to Dominica.



ORH thanks Bill Pfaunmiller and Pastor Mark Worsham for their patience and work in Ponce, PR.  They have been working tirelessly receiving and distributing supplies and equipment.



ORH thanks all of you have provided the money for the work in the Maria impact area.



This message just came from the Challenger family on Dominica.  So far, ORH with the help of Mr. and Mrs. Kirkland have delivered 2800 pounds of food to the Challengers ministering in Dominica to the Carib people.



“Good Morning.  My brother Tim spoke with dad for about 3 minutes yesterday. He wanted us to express his gratitude.  The first supplies that were sent last week was the first of any relief to reach their area.  The needs are huge there are so many people starving he said.  Government aid has not reach the area yet so many people have been looking to the church for help.  We really appreciate all you have been doing.”



ORH hopes to provide more food and supplies into Dominica.  Mike Coupe is going there this week-end with his plane.



The following is a report of some of the basic activities in the DR which have made it possible for us to work in the Maria Impact area.  Pastor Yadin writes.



“In addition to that I have listed below some of the details for the different missions we´ve done so far.

Tuesday 26

  • Pick up Mike Coup from JBQ Airport to stay at Thomas Campiz overnight
  • Purchase water to take to Pr. Daniells

Wednesday 27

  • 1st Mission to PR (SIG): Mike Coup with tools and water for Calvary
  • Purchase water, milk, canned food for Calvary
  • Pick up Pfaunmiller and Worsham from SDQ Airport to stay overnight at Campiz

Thursday 28

  • Mike Coup attempted to fly missionary family (Copeland) out of PR but was unable because of passport issues with one of the family members
  • Drive Pfaunmiller and Worsham to JBQ airport
  • 2nd Air Mission to PR (SIG): Mike Coup took water, milk, canned food for Calvary; originally intended to fly missionary Pfaunmiller and Pastor Worsham to Ponce but was unable to because airport was shut down 
  • Iglesia Bautista Dominicana from Hato Mayor (Pr. Amos Caceres) brought water, milk, canned food for Calvary
  • Pastor Gabriel Vera organized a group of four men that are ready to go to Calvary whenever a plane is able to fly them over
  • Mike Coupe informed me his plane had an oil leak, so he would most likely not be able to fly on Friday 

Friday 29

  • Looking for a 200 gallon tank for Calvary

Saturday 30

  • 3rd Air Mission to PR (SIG) for Calvary: water, rice, beans, canned foods

Sunday 1

  • Pick up Dave Spangler and Tim Lankford at JBQ airport
  • Load van with supplies for Ponce

Monday 2

  • 4th Air Mission to PR (PSE/Ponce) - Tim Lankford and Dave Spangler (food)
  • Purchase supplies: rice, beans, canned food, water
  • 5th Air Mission to PR (PSE/Ponce) - Tim Lankford with more supplies for Ponce

Tuesday 3

  • Meet with team for Calvary at JBQ airpot
  • 6th Air Mission to PR (SIG): Mike Coupe took a work team for Calvary
  • Purchase supplies: rice, beans, canned food, water, milk, cooking oil, bags, soups
  • 7th Air Mission to PR (PSE): Tim  Lankford with provisions for Ponce
  • 8th Air Mission to PR (PSE): Tim Lankford with provisions for Ponce

Wednesday 4

  • 9th Air Mission to PR (PSE): Tim Lankford with provisions for Ponce
  • Purchase supplies: rice, beans, canned food, water, milk, cooking oil, bags, soups
  • 10th Air Mission to Anguila (AXA) Mike Coupe with provisions for Anguila (Pr. Gumbs)
  • 11th Air Mission to PR (PSE/Ponce) Tim Lankford with provisions for Ponce”



ORH also received a phone call from Anguilla today from a graduate of Carolina Bible College who has a church on the island.  Mike Coupe flew a mission into him with food and supplies.  He said he was so grateful for the help, and they were distributing food from their church to the people on the island.  He asked could we send more food to them and a generator.  Pray we can get a flight into them again.  Just not enough twin engine planes to fly.



Pray that all the workers and pilots remain safe.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Houston, South Florida, Dominica, Puerto Rico


Saturday, September 30, 2017



Dear Friends,



Houston

Thank God for Pastor Michael Garrison, Maranatha Baptist Church, Grayslake, IL, for sending a man from his church to help Pastor Cover.



Churches are calling about work teams.  Thank you for doing so.  We need skilled workers; the need is immediate and urgent.  Please, volunteer now, because the needed work is great.



Dominica

The first flight landed Friday with 1400 pounds of food for the Challengers, who work with the Carib families of Dominica.  Mr. Ken Kirkland and his wife, Caribbean Lighthouse Radio, graciously scheduled a charter flight and purchased the food.  ORH agreed to pay the costs of the flight and supplies.  Another flight is being scheduled for next week.  Pray that ORH will have the money to make this flight happen.



Pray for missionary David Ballinger who is moving food out of St Vincent by a sailing yacht for the people of Dominica.  ORH has food on that boat and will assist in the costs for the sailing.



Puerto Rico

Thank God for Brother Tim Langford who has supplied his plane for flights into Puerto Rico.  He and Dave Spangler are flying into Ponce, PR today. We need more twin engine planes.



Thank God for Mike Coupe and Dave Spangler for their work with ORH.  We are thrilled to have these men who put their lives on the line each time they fly.  Because of their flights people have food, evacuation, and supplies.



This sacrificial Spirit is a great blessing. When Mike landed in San Juan yesterday, he discovered a ruptured seal on his left propeller.  Mike found the parts, repaired it, and is back in the air today.  Pray for weather that it will not ground our planes



Thank God for Elwood Pfaunmiller and Pastor Mark Worsham who have now made it successfully to Ponce, PR.  They have a sat phone and are waiting for their first shipment of supplies.  They have made contact this morning with ORH about the needs they are gathering.  At the airort, they have cleared that our planes may land and off-load.  They are now in contact with missionary Jeremy Markle and local pastors.



Pray for Bacilio Alfaro, Puerto Rican Baptist College, as ORH helps secure and move generators to his school.  Food is now a real problem for his school; pray ORH will have the funds for the pilots and their planes to move the food.  Bacilio is working in both Puerto Rico and the US to supply and raise funds.



Thank God for all the churches who have helped Dr. Johnny Daniels and his church and schools in Carolina, PR.  Continue to pray for his great needs



South Florida

God is supplying for the people.  Thank God for Anchor Baptist Mission, Hearts with Hands, and other like-minded Biblical groups who are working.  These groups deserve our support.



Operation Renewed Hope joined with Nehemiah’s Network to deliver needed supplies for Tri-City Baptist Church, Port Charlotte, FL, and Marathon Baptist Church, Marathon, FL. with a trucker working through ORH. 



The trucker, C.W. Burnett, after the delivery, drove to Trinity Baptist Church, Jacksonville, FL, where ORH secured 12 pallets of blankets, 12 pallets of pillows, 1 pallet of hospital gloves, and 1 pallet of hospital masks for Marathon Baptist Church.   Brother Burnett was a great God-send to ORH.



Thank God for all the work of ORH Board Member, Pastor Guy Altizer.  He and Don Dobbs delivered a straight truck of appliances to Marathon Baptist Church.  Returning to South Carolina, they drove back through Bonita Springs to check on Gospel Baptist Church.  They then drove to Winkler Road Baptist Church, Pastor Don Strange where they found an older couple in need to repair their home.  Please, if you can help, call Pastor Altizer at 864-906-4647, Windows of Heaven Ministries.



There is more to write; much is happening; time is out for today.  God is so good.



WE NEED SKILLED AND UNSKILLED WORKERS AND TWIN ENGINE AIRPLANES.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)






Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Puerto Rico and South Florida


Wednesday, September 27, 2017





Dear Friends,



This is a long email.  I wanted this to be in the words of the people in Puerto Rico.  Dr. Johnny Daniels’ gave ORH this report:



The college was destroyed.  The day school is intact, but the roof was badly damaged by the winds and as much as 6 inches of water flooded the school rooms from the damaged roof.  Almost all the school rooms have been compromised.  The church roof also was damaged and water came in the building damaging the inside of the church.

Dr. Daniels says he needs these things.

  1. Dr. Daniels needs $8000.00 per classroom to restore his Christian School (This must happen as quickly as possible.)
  2. Dr. Daniels purchased a 500 KW generator for $55,000.00.  After paying a deposit of $10,000.00, he now needs $45,000.00 to complete the purchase and shipment costs of the generator.  He has received about half the needed funds.  This money is needed immediately.
  3. Dr. Daniels needs work teams to strip out his buildings.  He can house10 workers per week.  The workers must be self-sustained.  These workers do not need to be skilled laborers.



We are waiting to hear from others on the island. 



Pray for Puerto Rico Bible College.  Pastor Doug Cowan, chairman of the board, spoke with me on the phone about the school.  There is much need at the ministry.  Brother Bacilio Alfaro wrote the following about the PRBC needs.



“Dear Faithful Friends,   We know that many of you are anxiously hoping to hear more of the situation in Puerto Rico, and we want to keep it fresh on your minds so that you will continue to pray. Many have asked if we have had contact with our people in Puerto Rico. Yes, we have been in communication with PRBC, though communication is sporadic at best. We were informed yesterday that our cafeteria has sustained some structural damage, as well as roof damage. To what extent, we are not yet sure, more importantly, all our folks are well, for which we humbly praise the Lord.



Many of our Christian brethren on the island have lost everything. One church with a Christian school and seminary has had a loss valued at $200,00.00 in their buildings and belongings. The church pastored by my administrative assistant at the college lost half of its roof. A church pastored by one of our graduates in another town has had a loss valued at $25,000.00. We are still trying to make contact with some of the pastors to see how they fared, but some of the towns are cut off completely because the roads, bridges and communication were washed out and not yet reestablished. Many are running low on food, fuel, and drinking water. Please continue to pray with us.



The governor is asking that people not come to the island as there is no water yet, and gasoline is being rationed, it is difficult to buy food, etc. One may purchase only $20.00 worth of gasoline. At anywhere from .95 to 1.03 a liter, that won’t get one very far. Many gas stations were destroyed, the wait to be able to buy is up to more than 4 hours wait. The gas trucks are having a hard time getting through to deliver gasoline to the still existing gas stations because of washed out bridges, heavy debris, mudslides, and even in some cases, parts of buildings in the roads. There are presently no building materials to be bought on the island, so not much can be done to repair damage done.



Another situation is that cash must be used as no one is accepting cards because of no electricity and no internet. We are working on a way to get cash to them in, though we did hear that a few branches of the bank PRBC uses were going to open. We are waiting to hear something about that. Lines in the stores are extremely long as they are permitting only one person into a store at a time and the person must be escorted by an employee while they are in the store. Insecurity and disrespect for law has set in and has produced an very unstable atmosphere on the island. All that to say this, God is still on the throne and He never forsakes His own. We trust that soon things will soon stabilize, but meantime we want to continue to be used of God in these trying times.



Because pastors have asked to repeat the address information about where to send any donations, we are including it again. Until further notice, if you would like to contribute toward PRBC recovery effort you may write checks payable to PRBC and, as mail service is still not back up, please mail them to Bacilio Alfaro 3945 Champagne Dr. Jonesboro, GA 30236. Thank you. May the Lord bless and use you for His honor and glory.  In the hollow of Our God’s almighty hand, Bacilio & Eunice Alfaro”



The work is going forward.  There is much to tell about the needs in Houston, South Florida, Puerto Rico, Dominica, and Mexico.  Situations are very bad.  Pray we will have the income to help these places, churches, and people.






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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)






Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hurricane Update


Monday, September 25, 2017



Dear Friends,



Houston



God is blessing our work in Houston.  We are hoping to provide more funds for those who are in need through the churches with which Pastor William Cover is working.  Please read his report that truly tells a wonderful story.



“Thank you for all of your prayers and gifts.  God has been blessing abundantly here at Arise Baptist Church.  We spent about six hours on Saturday taking supplies out to hard hit neighborhoods.  This gave us several wonderful opportunities to share the gospel and pray with those in need.  It was exciting yesterday to have 13 first time guests in our service with many of those as a result of our efforts this past week to help those hurting after Harvey.  We were able to take some of the ORH finances provided to four other churches this weekend as well.  Pastor David Cripps at Victory Baptist Church has received some of the funds and supplies from ORH.  I know they have seen several new people in services as a result of these efforts.  It is wonderful to see Pastor Cripp’s home beginning to be put back together utilizing people from ORH work teams as well as the finances that have been provided.  Pastor Rick Shrader is getting his building put back together at Tri-County Baptist Church.  Without the gifts of finances and the time and effort of the work teams, the process of rebuilding would take much longer.  If you visit our Facebook page at Arise Baptist Church you can view a video we shared of a lady we helped this past week.  Her family was in our church services yesterday.  The gifts from ORH are doing much to spread the message of the gospel here in Houston!  In Christ,  Pastor Will Cover, Arise Baptist Church, Houston, TX



Pastor William Cover must have sheet-rockers, carpet layers, and carpenters.  We need help.



ORH is also going to help more families with a financial gift who are being presented by Pastor Cover to ORH.  We hope to help 10 more families.



Puerto Rico and Dominica



ORH needs twin engine airplanes for work in the Maria storm area.  Please call 910-987-5072.



Mike Coup is scheduled to fly to Puerto Rico on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week with the first help for Dr. Daniels plus disaster relief equipment.  ORH Air Hope will provide the fuel costs for this flight.



Yadin Rodriguez of Iglesias Bautista Christiana has arranged for pilots to come to the Dominican Republic and fly missions from there.  We can buy everything needed in the Dominican Republic.  We can purchase enough food to feed 60 families for about $150.00.  Pray for God’s help the island is heavily populated and food could become a problem.



ORH is working with Tim Challenger to help his missionary parents on the island of Dominica.  The situation there is bad.  Ken Kirkland of Caribbean Lighthouse Radio has agreed to help us get food to the people of Dominica.  Pray for planes to fly.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,



Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072


Hurricane Update


Sunday, September 24, 2017



Dear Friends,



People are calling ORH about Mexico Earthquake.  ORH has sent $1000.00 to the church mentioned in the report sent by David Shumate, MGMI missions, in Phoenix, AZ.



Please read David’s report.



     “Jan,  Thank you so much for the help of ORH with the team going to Mexico City.

     The church sending the team is: Evangelical Baptist Church, 2925 West Polk Street

Phoenix, AZ 85009.

     The church is a fundamental Baptist church that was founded by the father of Dr. Dick Mercado in 1930. It is our home church and is partners with MGMI in the Hispanic and Latin American work. The Pastor's name is Steve Rubio. If he has cell phone service in Mexico City, he can be reached at 602-291-2497

     The church in Mexico City is:   Iglesia Bíblica Bautista Antioquía (Antioch Bible Baptist Church),  Calle Nezahualcóyotl 51, Col. Centro, Centro, 06000 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico, Latitude and Longitude: 19 degrees 25' 33" N   99 degrees 08' 23" W, Website: http://ibbafi.blogspot.com/.  God bless you and your vital leadership at this time.  Dave Shumate, 602-516-8497.

     Pastor Steve Rubio of the Evangelical Baptist Church in Phoenix, Arizona (a bi-lingual church) writes:  On early Thursday morning our team of 17 members of the Evangelical

Baptist Church a Phoenix Arizona left for Mexico City to work with Antioch Baptist Church

and its pastor, Victor Santamaria. Thanks to God's providence, we already had a team prepared to go and help with their 20th anniversary evangelistic conferences over the weekend. After the devastating earthquake, we prayerfully decided to go ahead with the trip and use it to help the church minister in the aftermath of the quake.

     Even before we left Phoenix, the Antioch Baptist Church had already sent supplies t

o an area south of Mexico City, near Cuernavaca, that has received little help so far. Praise the Lord, He has made available at least one bus to transport volunteers and supplies to the area of need.

     Thank you so much for your prayer and support for this effort to show the love of Christ and share the salvation of Christ in this tragic time.”



Pray; ORH must have funds to help, when the team returns with a true report of what is happening in Mexico City.



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God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)




Harvey Maria Irma


Thursday, September 21, 2017



Dear Friends;



The work in Irma is developing, and ORH is thankful to be a part of the work along with so many others who are devoted believers in our independent churches around the country.



Thank God for the Karl and Cathy Steudl from Emmanuel Baptist Church, Winchester, VA, Pastor Steve Rebert.  They have been in Florida since the beginning of Irma.  They went to Island Community Baptist Church and began working with Pastor Tony Hammon.  ORH through Kevin Kelley, Acme Logistics, Greenville, SC received a trailer of food.  Cathy Sent us this report.  She was able to send pictures of student art work of the Word of God on the walls of the school.



     “As you can see, Island Christian School was home to Law Enforcement during Hurricane Irma. And as you can see, these officers were surrounded by the Word of God. Karl and I were able to give them gospel tracts that we carry and show them the love of Christ in practical ways.

     We thank the law enforcement officers who continue to serve during this disaster. We also thank Island Christian school for opening their building to shelter them in the midst of the storm.”



See the PDF for more of their work.



ORH and Nehemiah’s Network are now concentrating on supplying two churches with supplies.  Marathon Baptist Church, Pastor Nick Wielander and Pastor Jay Shepperd of Tri-City Baptist Church in Port Charlotte.  A 53 ft trailer is headed to them with water and food for this week-end.



The tractor and trailer is being provided by C.W. Burnett who is a member of East Park Baptist Church in Decatur, IL.  Pastor Ryan Banmam contacted ORH about his churches participation and Brother Burnett.



Also, Hillsdale Baptist of Tampa and First Baptist of Westwood Lake in Miami are searching for refrigerators, washers, and dryers for the people in and around the Marathon, FL, area.  Pastor Wielander says there is a great need.  Pray for the churches to be successful in their search.



Pastor Guy Altizer, Windows of Heaven Ministries, is also working with us.  He has contacted Pastor Don Strange and his church to see if ORH can join in their ministry to the community.  We have just received the first Pastor’s Recommendation Forms back from him of families needing help.



Pray for ORH, we have just joined with David Shumate of MGM, International in Phoenix, AZ, to help the churches in Mexico City.  A team leaves today to assess the situation for work to be done.  Pray for their safety.  ORH is providing $1000.00 for their efforts.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Helping the Caribbean


Tuesday, September 19, 2017



Dear Friends;



The problems from Irma in the Caribbean are about to be compounded by Maria.  This storm is going to be as bad if not worse.  Please read this email from Bacilio Alfaro, director of a Puerto Rico Bible college.  



“Dear Bro. Jan,  I started a generator fund and sent out a letter to my supporting churches and friends, so far, we have we been promised $5,550.00 which includes the $2,000.00 you committed to send a couple of weeks ago. If you are still so inclined, would you please make out the check to PRBC and send it to PRBC P. O. Box 403 Bayamon, PR 00960. We trust to have all of this money by the end of next week. We are trying to raise enough money to buy two generators (as well as the necessary thick cables) that will generate at least 8,000 kilowatts each of constant-flow current. There are no generators to be bought on the island….Bacilio”



By faith, ORH will send the $2000.00 to Brother Alfaro.  He is a good man in whom ORH places complete trust and pleasure.



Please pray for Pastor Johnny Daniels, Calvary Baptist Tabernacle in Carolina, Puerto Rico and his Bible College graduates in the Caribbean.



     “Dear Brother Milton:  Pastor Daniels asked me to send you the following information regarding the Pastor we will be working with to get help to the believers in Anguilla affected by Hurricane Irma. Pastor Norril Gumbs, First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1306

The Valley, Anguilla, B.W.I.

     Relief checks can be made out to:  Calvary Baptist Tabernacle

     Once the plane is able to make the trip, we will send you pictures and more information regarding the damages, etc.

     Thank you for your concern and help during this time. Miriam Garcia, Secretary”



Pastor Daniel’s ministry in Puerto Rico has sent pastors all over the Caribbean, and his church is of the finest quality.



Please pray funds will be available to help.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)

Update Harvey and Irma


Tuesday, September 12, 2017



Dear Friends,



We are thankful for all those who have joined with ORH to help others in need.  Southland Christian Camp in Ringgold, LA, led by Mike Herbster is one of those organizations.  Please read his report.



“It is the joy of Southland and ORH to host the Imani Milele Ugandan Christian choir in wake of the flooding in Houston.  Several of their stops in Houston have been canceled and they had lost their housing because of it.  This organization collects funds to help orphaned children in Uganda have a chance to get a good education and learn through a strong Christian environment.  ORH could use your help to be able to be able to house them and feed them at this time.  It is great that Southland has a place for them to stay and can provide the necessary meals for them during this time as well.  Please consider what you can do to assist financially to meet this need.”



ORH is joining with Southland to help meet the need of these young people who are visiting our country to sing in churches.  Pray all goes well and the funds are available.



Irma in Florida has left many in need.  We are thankful that the loss of life was not as great as feared.



ORH representatives are on their way at this time to the south of Florida.  Karl and Mary Catherine Steudl are almost in the middle of Florida on I 75 at the time of this writing.  Their hope is to reach First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake in Miami.  From there, they will be attempting to reach Pastor Tony Hammon in Islamarado.  His church can work with the churches in the Florida Keys.



Brother Kevin Kelley is on his way now with 10 pallets of disaster supplies for the churches in the Keys.  We are hopeful that he will be able to go all the way to Pastor Hammon.  ORH is so thankful for Brother Kelley.  He has a burden to help and puts the burden in shoe leather.



ORH along with Nehemiah’s Network will be shipping 30 pallets of water to Islamarado.  Pastor Ryan Banman from East Park Baptist Church in Decatur, IL, called and told ORH of a truck driver in his church who wished to help.  Thank God, Brother C.W. Burnett will be helping us move the 30 pallets from the warehouses in Cleveland to the churches in the Keys.  Pray this can happen very quickly.



Thank all of you who have sent money or work teams.  ORH is so thankful for the partners that never fail to work with our operations in the US and around the world.



If you know of any sheet-rockers, carpet layers, or tile workers available, please have them contact ORH about working in the Houston area.  Operation Renewed Hope could possibly help with their costs.  There are so many who need help.  If you can volunteer time, please let ORH know.



Pray for our Caribbean brethren.  ORH is pursuing those churches and individuals that need help.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



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 for your specific purpose using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.



God bless,

Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope

1017 Sage Green Ct.

Raleigh, NC 27610

910-987-5072





(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)