Monday, October 15, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE AND MICHAEL


Monday, October 15, 2018



Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence and Michael

Thank God for Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church in Winchester, VA, Pastor Steve Rebert.  Once again his church has responded with workers.  Karl Steudl will be going to Hurricane Florence damage in Wilmington, NC.  He is a FEMA trained relief specialist.  He will be using his commercial dehumidifier to help people begin the process of drying-out their homes through Grace Baptist in Wilmington.



Thank God for Tabernacle Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, VA, Pastor James Baker.  This church has been a great encouragement through the many disasters.  A member of their church, Bob Bechtel, has made himself available to help restore homes.  Also, Tabernacle has sent a very generous gift to help pay for the costs of Florence and Michael interventions.



Thank God for Dave Spangler, Flyin 4 God, offering a hanger of food for the people in Michael.  Hillsdale Baptist Church will be sending a truck to move this food and water to Chris Carter.



Thank God for Eastland Baptist Church of Orlando for offering a work team to help those found by Chris Carter.  If your church can send a work crew for either Florence area or Michael area, it is needed.  Please email orhus@aol.com.



Chris Carter is moving out of Panama City and into areas more rural and with smaller towns.  Many of these small towns have been devastated by Michael.  Pray for his safety, and those whom he encounters.



Chris Carter reported that one church had services in the church yard.  They had visitors and a couple who joined the church.  Good things happen when churches extend into a hurting community.



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.)


Sunday, October 14, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE AND MICHAEL


A Biblical Approach to Disaster Relief
PASTOR GORDON DICKSON OF CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH IN FINDLAY, OH, WROTE THIS AND IT IS EXCELLENT.  PLEASE GO TO THE SITE AND READ IT.
THESE ARE DAILY REPORTS OF CHRIS CARTER IN THE MICHAEL IMPACT AREA.
PLEASE READ AND PRAY
My name is Chris Carter.  I am a member of Hillsdale Baptist in Tampa and a retired 1SG from the special operations community.  I inderstand you need someone in the panhandle to provide a sitrep and eyes/ears.  I can be on the road from here as early as tonight.

Road conditions are relatively good.  Although some power lines, telephone poles and debris can be found in the roads, they can be easily navigated during daylight.  The  best road to enter panama city is Hwy 77 S.  From either I-10 or State Road 20.  THERE IS A DUSK TO DAWN CURFEW for all disaster areas.

Traffic into the area is very heavy in the morning hours and very heavy leaving in the evenings due to the hundreds of power company rigs.  Some traffic lights have been restored, most have not, and only the most busy intersections are guided by traffic cops....use caution when approaching intersections as i have seen numerous accidents.

I visited four  churches today and met with staff members of three. None of them has yet to  complete a full check of their members because so many evacuated.

Central Baptist,  Pastor Bruce Barton, 424 E Baldwin.  Church is insured and has paid crews to do the work.  Immediate needs are food and water.  Secondary need is tree and debris removal (not hauled away, just moved to roadside).  Plan is to initially store all delivery items to this church, and the other three will have access.

Grace Baptist, Pastor Mike Jones, Hgwy 77 one block south of E Baldwin (500 yds fm Central Baptist).  Met with assistant pastor, Derrick.  Needs are the same as Cental Baptist.

 

Lighthouse Baptist, Pastor Bob Dailey, 3321 E 15th St.  That number is to another person's phone.  The pastor uses verizon and that service us down in the area.  AT&T appears to have the fewesr issues.   Same needs as other churches, but the pastor had additional inquiries--they have a well with a 3 phase electrical pump, but did not know if it can be used with their generair.  If someone can do that for them or provide them with a pump they can use, they would have unlimited water for showers and washing dishes and clothes(if hillsdale delivers appliances).  They have a small distribution center set up outside their chuch, handing out small amounts of  water and cereal that various people and orgs gave donated.  Lighthouse is in a poorer part of town and sheltered many local families during the storm.  Many renain there because their homes are unlivable but the pastor wants to get them out of the church because he was told that if fema finds rhen therw they will be considered sheltered and lose  priority for temp hiusing.  He also expressed a need for styrofiam cups for hot drinks, paper plartes, and plastic shopping bags to more easily preparw food for faster delivery

Victory Baptist, Pastor Steve Perrine.  11th Ave, about 1 mile west of Hgwy 77.  I do not have contact info for anyone at this church, and no one was there when I visited.  Pastors Barton and Dailey know the pastor....
Hillsdale will have truck delivering food and water some time tomorrow.  That trip will also bring 5 bodies with chainsaws.

Another need is gas and fuel cans.

I drove 1.5 hours west in search of food, water, and supplies only to find fema and red cross had already bought out all the open stores. 

No need to worry about gas...could not find any cans for sale.  My thought was to purchase those and let churches assign members to getting gas

Fast food places are up and running from 0800 until 1600  in panama city beach and within 8 miles of panama city.  Anyone coming here within the next few days should plan on sleeping in their vehicle (as i am) or driving at least an hour outside if town to find available lodging.  The good news is that temps have dropped to high 50s at night
The greatest need exists in the small towms north and east of panama city.  In my search for food yesterday I spoke to some of those communities...they feel forgotten but they also expected to be.  If the intent is to extend support beyond panama city, Ineed assistance in identifying churches in places like Vernon and Blountstown...draw a line on a map between those two and the need will exist from that line southward.  If we can find churches in that area, I can visit them.


GREAT COMPREHENSIVE REPORT

Saturday, October 13, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE AND MICHAEL


Saturday, October 13, 2018




Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence

Please pray for a family in Pastor Carl Wood’s church, Anchor Baptist Church, in Little River, SC.  The family’s home had 4 to 5 ft of water throughout.  Pastor Wood needs donated labor to help them.



Ted Weinberg of Grace Baptist Church of Owantona, MN, Pastor David Levy, has volunteered to contact and determine what he might be able to do.  Ted is a skilled builder, but the effort will require volunteers to work with him. Maybe your church could help.



Thank God for Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Bedford, VA for a donation to help with this project at Anchor Baptist Church.



Hurricane Michael

Thank God for Nehemiah’s Network which will be shipping 20 pallets of food, supplies, and water.  The shipment will go to Paul Deem of Direct Line Ministries who will move the supplies to the impact zone.  ORH will pay the trucking for Nehemiah’s Network supplies to Direct Line Ministries.



ORH commissioned Nehemiah’s Network to purchase generators for delivery in the area.  Both of our ministries want to thank Victory Baptist Church, Dothan, AL.  Pastor Jenkins of Nehemiah’s Network sent the following.



“I want to thank Pastor Jim Lyons and the good people of Victory Baptist Church in Dothan Alabama for donating 2 generators for Central Baptist and Victory Baptist in Panama City Florida. Praise the Lord!”



Hillsdale Baptist Church, Tampa, FL, has joined with ORH to help the panhandle area of Florida.  Pastor Travis Smith has provided the church youth pastor, Justin Jarrett, to coordinate the efforts of the church with ORH.  Also, one of the men in his church, Chris Carter, is now in the impact area sending back essential information to ORH.  Hillsdale always helps and is a blessing.



Through Chris’s work, ORH has committed a total of $5000.00 to make sure supplies get to the area he pinpoints.  Hillsdale will be delivering a truck of water and supplies on Sunday, October 13.  Chris wrote that Hillsdale will be sending 5 workers with chain saws.

                                              

“Hillsdale will have truck delivering food and water some time tomorrow.  That trip will also bring 5 bodies with chainsaws.”



Chris reported in his last phone conversation that tree removal was greatly needed.  If your church can help, please contact ORH or Nehemiah’s Network.



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.)

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence and Albania


Wednesday, October 10, 2018




Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence

This communication came from Pastor Monty Kaufman of Grace Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC.  It was a blessing to read.



“Jan, I just wanted to thank you again for providing the food and travel resources for Durham Rescue Mission to be able to cook meals for the Burgaw community (NE Cape Fear River) this past week. This community still does not have electricity so these meal times have become a time for this community to gather and encourage each other, as well as share needs that outside groups can help meet. I have received many text messages and facebook posts thanking DRM for their investment of love into this community.  There have already been several gospel opportunities because of these meals, and there will be many more gospel opportunities in the coming days/weeks/months because of this connection!”



ORH, through your gifts, was privileged to provide $1500.00 for food products and transportation for Durham Rescue Mission personnel to provide hot meals, encouragement, and the Gospel.



Albania

Missionaries Michael and Jennifer Fiocchi sent this report to ORH about a lady, Flora, in their church who is having double hip replacement surgery. 



“Jan, as I write Flora is being operated on,  It was just a blessing to hand her husband the money to pay.  We had prayer and went downstairs for coffee with Flora’s father, Pjetri.  Praise the Lord its like living a dream.”



“Amen!  You may remember her husband is Muslim, but he let me pray over her.  Flora and the kids have all made a profession of faith in Christ.”



“….  We have called it a miracle amount of money because none of us had it.”

ORH was provided the opportunity to send Brother Fiocchi $2500.00 for this surgery. God provided the church in Lacknas a total of $10,000.00 to help Flora.  Mike calls it a true miracle.  Mike’s church was the site of a major medical clinic with ORH.



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.)

Friday, October 5, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE


Thursday, October 4, 2018




Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence

Thank you to all who have helped financially or otherwise with Florence Relief. 



Michael Volmer, Calvary Baptist Church, New Bern, NC, has become eyes and ears for ORH.  He has traveled from city to city searching for individuals, organizations, and churches in need.  His help has been indispensable.  Pray for his safety.



Thank you, Florence Baptist Temple, for your physical and financial participation with ORH. 



Thank you, Grace Memorial Baptist Church, Pastor Greg Rogers, for your financial participation with ORH.



Thank you, Durham Rescue Mission for providing your mobile kitchen and joining with Grace Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC, in Burgaw, NC.  Pastor Monty Kaufman and Rob Tart are true blessings.  See the attached PDF.



Thank you so much Michael Peterson and workers from Friendship Baptist Church of Raleigh, NC, and Florence Baptist Temple, Florence, SC, for your efforts in Nichols, SC.  See the attached PDF.  Michael Peterson wrote the following



“Baptist Temple people were there (Florence Baptist Temple).  Town people jumped right in as well.  Even one of their officers was helping unload.  Town had ladies waiting to start unboxing items and organizing the items for distribution. By the time we finished people were already there leaving with supplies.  Very needy area….”



Pray for Liberty Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC, Pastor Gene Tilly.  The pastor’s home and church is damaged.  The pastor is unable to do the restoration due to a serious physical condition.  His church people are also struggling under the Florence impact.  He and his wife have been at the church for over 20 years.  See the attached PDF.



Identifying storm damage sites has developed slowly because the flood water did not recede quickly.  Many needs will come to light over the next few weeks when insurance is exhausted; sadly, by then people will not remember Hurricane Florence.  Please keep these people in your prayers and minds.



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 3, 2018

LEBANON AND INDIA



Wednesday, October 3, 2018



Dear Friends,



Lebanon

Dan Jones is a member of the ORH staff in charge of medical clinics conducted by national doctors, Village Medical Assistants.  He sent this report about a VMA clinic in Lebanon.



     “Bro Jan, attached is the report and some pictures of a VMA clinic in Lebanon on September 15th, 2018.    We utilized the remainder of the funds we had send to Lebanon for this purpose.

     We were able to hire a Lebanese ENT Dr. for this clinic.  He saw 21 patients.     Outreach was done by Pastor Karim.   The patients were Syrian refugees.    They report that the clinic went well, and that several new contacts were made within the refugee camp.   Daniel Jones MSM, PA-C, WCC”



India

This is another of our VMA clinics conducted by Dr Chatla, in Andhra Pradesh.  Dan Jones wrote the following about the VMA clinic conducted by Dr. Chatla.



     “Brother Jan, attached is the clinic report form for the VMA in India with Pastor Chatla on July 27th.  The Friday night evangelistic meeting was cancelled due to weather and no electricity.  The clinic was able to commence on Saturday afternoon on the 27th.     133 people were given medical care for the clinic.   Over 20 people responded to the gospel.   

     We have already sent Pastor Chatla the $1000.00 for this clinic.  Daniel Jones”



Pray for God’s blessings on these servants.  May many be saved through their efforts to give the Gospel with medical care.



Hurricane Florence

Pray for continued work in Hurricane Florence.  We are seeing great blessings and challenges as we seek to help the people of North and South Carolina.  More to follow on the work progressing in Florence impact areas.

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.)

Sunday, September 30, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE


Sunday, September 30, 2018




Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence



Pastor Monty Kaufman, youth pastor at Grace Baptist of Wilmington, NC, wrote the following note to ORH.  He has been working very hard to help the church, church families, and the community of Wilmington.



     “It’s been an emotional roller coaster this week, but the Lord has enabled us to accomplish much and help many people in our church and community. As you know, every day is filled with gospel appointments!  Our own church/school facilities are still being dried out as there was much water damage.  In fact we are meeting outside for our Sunday services (which isn't necessarily a bad thing.)

     Thank you for asking and all you have done for us”



Pray for the coming week at Grace Baptist.  Durham Rescue Mission plans to bring a mobile cook station to feed a recovering community close to Grace.  People are just now able to get back to their homes.  They are also distributing relief supplies to the community.  Nothing like a cup of cold water in Jesus name.



Also, ORH thanks Friendship Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC, for their efforts to supply relief goods to the work at Grace.  Another load will be going this week.



Please pray for Mission Air Care and Anchor Baptist Missions for supplying trucks of relief supplies to Grace and around the state.  These are tireless efforts from good men of God.



The work continues in areas around Lake Waccamaw through Pastor Ledbetter and Victory Baptist Church in Whiteville, NC.  Pastor Ledbetter opened his church for food distribution.  ORH contacted Mission Air Care and Anchor Baptist Missions for relief supplies which they graciously supplied and delivered.



Pastor Ledbetter’s church opened for distribution on Saturday, September 29.  He wrote the following when ORH inquired about the distribution.



“Great! 73 folks came for food & supplies…Quartet from Ambassador Baptist College came in at 2:30 and got to help.  Final count 80 people came for help! Amen!”



Please download the PDF to see the work at Victory Baptist.  Thank God for our relief ministries and churches working together for the communities of North Carolina.



Thank God for a financial gift from a major architectural firm in Raleigh, NC.  Thank you, Pastor Chuck Woodruff and Catawba Springs Christian Church for your gracious help in this effort.



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.)

Friday, September 28, 2018

BLESSINGS KERALA INDIA FLOODS


Friday, September 28, 2018




Dear Friends,



India



This is the most recent communication from Dr. John Paul Moses ministering in the Kerala, India disaster.  The team has truly risked their lives.  Pray for their safety and God’s blessing.  Download the PDF attached to see their work.



     “Dear Uncle Jan and Dr Daniel Jones, Greetings, I hope and pray that all is well with you. I am behind by two updates!

     By God's Grace we could rent a larger boat to sail and stay stationed on the backwaters of the Arabian sea at Alappuzha district, Kerala, to reach the most interior villages that were completely submerged, to continue our ongoing humanitarian medical relief for the flood disaster victims. It has been wonderful thus far. We saw 75 people today, who really needed help (COPD, ASTHMA, CHEST INFECTIONS, DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, POST SNAKE BITES, BACTERIAL AND FUNGAL skin infections, NUMEROUS FEVER CASES, POST TRAUMA AND INJURIES AT THE TIME OF THE FLOOD, etc.) and several others who came for some basic pain and antacid medicine. Many continue to be blessed with the medical aid and testimonies follow on that it has been the first of its kind that such a systematic help has been rendered. It is purely God's mighty Hand that is behind us giving us the strength to endure and stretch as much as possible.

     Praise God that most importantly we could distribute the new testaments printed in Malayalam. The pictures are attached and am sure it will bless your hearts as it has encouraged us more. Please pray that God's word would be rooted deeply into the hearts of these people. Brother James has been a great help and a blessing. 

     We stay focused prayerfully to complete our task that God has set before us. God continues to be our only life jacket! May He be lifted-up and glorified above all things through our humble faith.  I will be sending more updates on the clinic day 5.  We love you, Yours faithfully in Christ, JP and Eliz”



ORH will send $2000.00 more to help Dr. John Paul and his team.  They must have enough to get home, as well as, pay their current ministry expenses.



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 26, 2018

UKRAINE AND NORTH CAROLINA FLORENCE



Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dear Friends,

Ukraine

Lori and Oleg Enskyy wrote about a young girl who was diagnosed with a serious condition at our July 2018 medical clinic.  ORH sent the money to pay for her visit to doctors in Kyiv.  Please download the PDF to see her beautiful smiling face.

“Jan, thank you so much for helping our people.  I have attached a picture of Sofia, when they were in Kyiv for her tests.  The week went very well, and we now have a diagnosis that can be dealt with here in Mukachevo.  Thank you for helping Sofia and her family.  The picture is of her for the first time at McDonalds in Kyiv.  She still talks about it!”

God continues to save people from the July 2018 medical clinic.  We received this message from Sherry Goodson about a young lady being saved.  This communication came from Lori and Oleg.

“Also, we received this wonderful news from Lori. ‘I know you will rejoice with us in Gods greatness of another soul rescued!  New believers to grow in the faith and withstand temptation.  (ORH removed the name), translator from ORH, to grow spiritually and be baptized. She has repented privately and wants to do so publicly before she leaves for work in another country.’”

We have much more work in the Ukraine including a special clinic for Special Needs Children.  You must love the little ones; Jesus wants them sent to him.

Hurricane Florence

People are helping others.  This is a great time to give the Gospel of Christ.

Sherry Goodson; Friendship Baptist Church, Raleigh, NC; wrote us about gathering supplies.  She sent us a picture of her effort.  Thank God for such good people.

“This is what I received from my tennis girlfriends within 48 hours of sending out an email request....trunk load of supplies, plus a $100 check for ORH to send to Florence victims. What a blessing.”

Download the attachment to see Sherry’s auto load.  Pastor Gary Ledbetter sent us the following communication.

  Jan, The 30” of rain took a real toll on the Columbus County area here in North Carolina.  Many in the town of Whiteville suffered some type of damage.  The downtown area flooded with up to 52” of water inside some businesses. 
  The need is for non-perishable food items (such as peanut butter, spaghetti O’s, beef stew.etc), cleaning supplies, hygiene items, diapers, baby wipes, paper products, and baby formula.
  Gift cards to Lowes or Home Depot would be helpful….
  Thanks so much for standing with us at this time.  May the Lord continue to bless you and the Operation Renewed Hope ministry.  Pastor Gary Ledbetter

ORH has made a connection for Pastor Ledbetter with a great ministry out of Trinity Baptist Church, Ashville, NC, Hearts with Hands.  ORH has worked with them over 20 years.  Thank you to all who make helping others a blessed time.

Download the PDF to see the photos Pastor Ledbetter sent.

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.M

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 18, 2018


Kerala, India Flooding Update



Monday, September 17, 2018



Dear Friends,



Kerala, India Flooding

This is a communication from Dr. John Paul Moses.  He and his team are working very hard with medical needs and telling people about Christ.  I have included the entire communication, please read all.



     “Dear Uncle Jan, Greetings again. I hope you were able to see the pictures from our first relief. I am behind in sending these reports due to lack of cellular connectivity. It's about 12:57 am now. Just returned for some rest. We have completed 3 great medical and humanitarian relief camps thus far and this is the update concerning the second one. A total of 43 people have received aid on day one and 133 on day two and 60 on day 3. Many cases of fever. Thank God that we are able to go to the locations where no aid has reached. Many governmental and other NGO's came only till the main highways for the medical relief and not into these remote locations. We have been travelling by boats from small pockets of villages to villages which submerged during the flood.

     I thank you all so much for coming forward to help. But from the field I pray that more help would come in to help these needy people..  We are running out on some essential meds and supplies fast, pertaining to diabetes, and hypertension, antibiotics, chest and asthma meds, inhalers etc. The logistic expense has been enormous thus far. We have been setting up tents to have these clinics.. Thank God we could procure them from Bangalore for this cause.. What a timely necessary blessing.

     Many actually died due to lack of these meds during the flood.  Please pray and help as much possible. I am sure your hearts would be moved to know that we have introduced the gospel in these locations through this aid showing the love of Christ. Our local pastors will be following up on the same and The first box with 100 malayali (native language of keralites) new testaments have been given.

     On the third day today, we went to Panganad, which was entirely under water. Saw 60 patients. A 77 year old man lost everything, along with his only nebulisation machine during this disaster. We gave away the one which we had. Of course he needed it more than ever as he had bilateral extensive bronchi and wheeze with spO2 fluctuating between below 88%.  Seemed to get worse without timely care. Hopefully he should get better with the steroids and antibiotics and nebulisations we have dispensed.. Likewise many, stories such as these.. Praise God for everything..

     We have lined up 3 more clinics in the other remote villages which require us to rent a larger boat for us to spend about 4 nights on the back waters of the sea. It is going to cost about 300 usd per night for ten of us.

     I am unable to say no because I write with great commitment and determination, that if I go back to Bangalore without helping these needy people, there may be little or no help coming unto them.

     As for the team, our orphanage boys, Titus and my cousin Anand, brother James and one of our local contacts, have played a very crucial role in helping us with managing the crowd, triage, medicine boxes etc. Eliz has been handling the pharmacy mostly, as we don't have any dental emergencies here, and no equipment. She cut her finger today, hopefully she should be fine. I have injured my toe due to a small mishap. Snakes and spiders are everywhere...! I have never seen such a big spider in my lifetime until now..

     Waiting to hear from you, I am sending Titus back to Bangalore to hopefully gather more supplies for us to refill. Just trusting God for the provision. Yours faithfully in Christ, Jp and Eliz”



ORH has sent $9000.00 toward this great effort to reach the people of India with the love of Christ.



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.)


Sunday, September 16, 2018

KERALA INDIA UPDATE


Thursday, September 13, 2018



Dear Friends,



INDIA – Dr. John Paul Moses is in Kerala!!!

Please read these communications from Dr. John Paul Moses and his very strong helpmeet, Elizabeth.  Each of these communications indicate two or three days of extremely hard effort to reach the people of Kerala.  Please read all and pray.



09/04/18 - “Greetings from India, Wanted to share this quick update with you all. As you know that our neighboring state Kerala was affected with a massive natural calamity, heavy rainfall, floods and landslides due to which hundreds of thousands of people lost homes and were displaced and that many lost lives and that many were rescued and sheltered in the camps by our army and the government.”



09/07/18“Greetings from India, I just wanted to keep you informed that we will not be able to get into Kerala until Tuesday because of back to back nation-wide strikes and protests that are happening, involving road blocks and fuel supplies, etc….  As I wrote earlier, there were many dead bodies of people and animals that were floating, a disease outbreak was imminent. There are scores of people who are falling ill to Rat Fever (leptospirosis). The first round of incubation period has just gotten over and already many have lost lives.  God is taking us at a perfect time where we will be used by Him Mightily.”



09/13/18“Greetings, It has been quite an adventurous journey thus far. Too many narrow roads and diversions. But God has brought us all safely. I will be writing more. Please keep us in prayer. We love you and are praying for you all through this hurricane Florence. Yours faithfully in Christ, Love, Jp and Eliz”



09/14/18“Dear Uncle Jan and all at ORH,  Greetings in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  After much efforts and coordination, we have finally made it into Kerala. The final transit into the state was quite tedious and dangerous. We are heading towards Allepy in the morning tomorrow which is about 150 Km from Trivandrum where we have setup our base. There is some basic paper work involved tomorrow concerning our medical and humanitarian relief, and therefore we start the clinics on Monday morning or by Sunday afternoon.  Allepy is one of the worst affected regions here in Kerala, where as per our information, the interior villages have received minimal or no help. The journey requires us to take boats to get into the village. We are making sure that we are able to get this mode of transport available through our local person when we arrive in Allepy. Please remember to pray for us, as we carry the medicines and supplies on these boats and for the safety of all of us. We go by faith, trusting that God would go before us and make every crooked path straight. He is our only life jacket and we don't have any other.”



Please pray for this tenacious brother and sister in Christ.  Dr. John Paul does not have to risk so much.  His wife does not have to leave her baby.  Others, in India, do not have to work to support their efforts.



These people do this because of their faith in the Lord Jesus.  Please pray they will be safe and all that they do will prosper.  The 09/14/18 email is the last communication we have from them



ORH is privileged to have contributed $9000.00 toward the trip, medicines, supplies and effort.



Please download the PDF to see the first Hurricane Florence delivery to FBN radio network and Grace Baptist Church, Newport, NC.



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.)


HURRICANE FLORENCE UPDATE


Sunday, September 16, 2018



Dear Friends,



You will find a few seconds of video attached to this update.  The video is made by Brad Kennon around Warsaw, NC.  As you can see even this far from the coast flooding is happening.  There will be many in need.  This is an opportunity for the church to demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to the world in need.



“Jan, I have made phone calls to New Bern, Kinston, and Fayetteville this morning. So far, I have not been able to get any information all phones are down.  So, I have sent emails and texts to see if that mode of communication will work. Looking for a landing Zone to set up in those areas.  Just keeping you advised.  God bless your travel, Brad”



Brad communicated with Ralph Pence about the need to obtain tarps.  He will continue searching and going further into the impact area as the flooding allows.



“I am sending you additional information regarding what type damage has happened here.  A lot of roof damage and flooding.  So, as you reach out for donations, please, mention tarps as well as the normal staples.  It is going be a couple of days before we can get into the areas.  Really massive flooding.  Let me know how it is going, and I hopefully will have a staging area within the next few days.”



Brad is also attempting to get help with a generator which is at FBN radio network.  (see in PDF)



“Dan, Nice speaking with you. I have enclosed the 3 photos of the generator. Thank you for your willingness to help.  I will let you know when we have access to the affected areas.  God Bless, Brad Kennon”



Brad will be able to direct prepared people to sites where work is needed.  He is in contact with Dan Esch for demolition and restoration.  Dan wrote the following to ORH.



“If you have information to send along that would be great.   We have an enclosed trailer loaded and ready from our area….  Thanks so much, God Bless, Dan Esch”



Please use the emergency number to let us know of the needs.  ORH will get your requests and do all possible to help.  Send this number to people in need.



Hurricane Florence Emergency Number – 910-303-0040.



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.)

Thursday, September 13, 2018

LAOTIAN BLESSING


Thursday, September 13, 2018



Dear Friends,



ORH’s dear friend, missionary Derek Thomas, wrote the following, and sent the pictures in the attached PDF.



     “Jan, Below are an accumulation of texts from the pastor in Laos. I’ve put them together for you with some editing.  Hopefully you’ve received the 3 emails with photos?  Is it possible through ORH to help anymore? It sounds like the needs are great, but we know as well that there are other places of great need. Let me know your thoughts. 

     Thank you very much for your ministry both in Ukraine and Laos.  Derek



The Laotian pastor wrote the following:



     “Very thanks.  This sticky rice for 18 families which plan to help in beginning.  Now the total victims families is around 47 families (182 people) from 6 villages.  My opinions is let give to each family 1 rice bag and if we can have some more fund later then we give more later. What do you think? Beside rice there are some other thing they in need like clothes and kitchen wares.   Because the flood has been take away.

     I’ve told the leaders there to take photos when they come to pick up.  I paid to rice shop and they will slowly come to pick up one by one later….  So we have to help carefully quietly. 

     They are staying in tent like at east about 3-6 months.  But very thanks for you helped.”



ORH was able to send $3000.00 to buy rice.  The Christians must be very careful not to start a riot with supply distribution.  Pray for these people; they face an unbelievable hardship just to live and eat.  ORH will try again to help. 



And we thank our God for His constant provision.  He is able through His words, “peace be still,” to quiet the tempest.



TO GOD BE THE GLORY!  And all God’s people say, “Amen.”



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.)