Thursday, September 21, 2017
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.
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