Saturday, April 22, 2017
Pastor Giorgio Romani is continuing the efforts for ORH in Peru. He is attempting to be as frugal as possible. Thank you for your donations to ORH for the Peru Relief flooding effort. Operation Renewed Hope has enjoyed our labors with Pastor Giorgio and Brother Shapiama.
Please read the report below.
“Mr. Milton, Once again I want to thank you for your encouragement, advice and support during our efforts to bring relief and the gospel to those suffering in Peru. We know that what we have done is very little, but it is magnified and worth it all when we hear of the souls coming to know Him as Savior.
As a church and ministry we are planning two more trips, one two Lambayeque and another one to Piura. These trips are not improvised, they have been part of our goals for the past 3 weeks.
We decided to wait a little while for these trips, because we wanted to focus on the ones we had at hand. We have been trying to do our research and we have finally selected the ministries and local pastors with whom we will be working.
Both areas are in northern Peru, and we will have to fly there.
The first trip- Lambayeque- is scheduled for the last week of April.
Our goal is to raise 4000.00 soles ( aprox. 1300.00 USD). We will be helping two ministries/ pastors that have suffered the consequences of the floods. Both pastors have expressed the need they have for mattresses, blankets, shoes, clothing, and basic toiletries more than food.
One of the churches is in need of chairs and a pulpit and we are planning to help with that as the Lord provides.
The second trip- Piura- is schedule for the second week of May.
Piura is the region that has been most affected in Peru. Our goal is to raise 10000.00 soles (aprox. 3200.00 USD).
Their situation is very similar to those in Lambayeque and the needs they have expressed are alike. The main difference is that their church buildings are inhabitable. This is why the cost is higher. One of the church buildings has been completely destroyed and we are planning to give them a significant portion of the amount raised in order to help them with the initial process of rebuilding. The other church was flooded, but it is a rental; the sad part is that most of the church belongings that were placed on the roof top for safety were stolen.
Both pastors in these areas have suffered material lost, but praise the Lord their homes are still standing and they were able to save most of their belongings.
I hope this information helps. If you need more information please let me know. God bless, Dr. Giorgio Romani, Gal 2:20”
The PDF is a picture of the work in Lebanon with Pastor Karim Dahdah. Please pray for him as he helps the Syrian refugees in the area around Zahle, where he is pastor of Gospel Baptist Church.
The pictures are of him with people who received fuel oil coupons for heating. We have purchased $1000.00 of fuel oil and hope to distribute $1000.00 more.
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