Thursday, April 6, 2017
Please read the update from Pastor Giorgio Romani about the continuing work with the floods in Peru. He needs our help as he reaches people with the gospel and physical help. Also, please download the attachment to see the work.
“Yesterday we came back from Huarmey, Peru , 5 hours north of us. This area has been severely affected by the mudslides and floods. We want to thank everyone who helped bringing donations, preparing the packages, praying, and contributing financially. The need is great and it is encouraging to see the benevolence and love of many of you towards those who are suffering.
Our hearts were full of joy as we were able to share the gospel with hundreds and we were blessed with the opportunity to help more than 256 families with clothing, food, and basic toiletries.
Despise the joy we felt, we were also burdened with the hundreds that we could not help.
There is one particular area that is not being helped much. We were only able to help 78 families of this community and it was sad to see the desperation of those who left empty-handed. Some of them became aggressive against each other and against us, but it was because they just wanted some help. My heart is burdened for them and I am praying and planning to organize one more trip there next week. Our goal will be to help 150 families in this area. Their hearts are open to hear the gospel and they are also in great need.
The cost to prepare 150 packages is approximately 2500 soles (approx 800 dollars). This does not include the cost of transportation and truck rental. The trip we made yesterday cost about 4500 soles (almost 1400 USD); the Lord really blessed and with your help and the help of three other churches in Lima we were able to get all the expenses covered.
.... I trust the Lord will supply for the needs that we have as we plan to share Christ and portray His love. Our church in Lima has surprised me with their commitment and expressions of Love towards our brethren that are hurting and towards those in need.
Please continue to pray for us as we continue to plan bringing aid to those who have suffered from the mudslides and floods and please pray for the many that are still suffering here in Peru! Mainly for many to come to the knowledge of Him.
God bless! Giorgio Romani Gal 2:20”
Please continue to pray for the relief work in Peru. There are many to hear the gospel and be helped. Pastor Giorgio and his people are doing the best that they can do with the money they have. Operation Renewed Hope has sent $1100.00 of the $2000.00 committed.
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.
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.
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