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.)