Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND PRAY FOR THESE




Wednesday, December 12, 2018



Dear Friends,

 


PANAMA


The PDF attachment is about Martita, the lady in Panama, who has a physical complications from a surgery.  She came to our clinic in Panama in Oct 2018.  We are attempting to help her with medical care and improve her living conditions.  Please download the PDF, and pray for her.

 


HURRICANE FLORENCE


Pastor David Robinette sent the following update to ORH.  Please pray for him and his church in these tough days after Hurricane Florence.  We are thankful for all who have sent money to help.  God bless you, and Merry Christmas.



     “Jan,  I just wanted to touch base and keep you updated.  We received a gift of $600.00 from Florence Baptist Temple this week.  They informed us that they heard about us through your ministry.  Thank you again for all you have done and are doing for us. 

     ….  With the insurance settlement (approx. $30,000) and the savings we had set aside for a “rainy day” (literally in this case) we will be able to replace all of the sanctuary roof structure and repair the classroom and office area roof.  That estimate is $43,000.00….  This will leave us around $20,000.00 short of the necessary interior repair and restoration to both the sanctuary and fellowship hall…. 

     God has abundantly blessed in this process.  Our attendance has been very consistent even in the midst of holiday travel and the various illnesses that have been floating around.  We had a couple join several weeks ago and another couple have shown great interest lately.  We are praying for many visitors to our Christmas Banquet this Friday evening. 

     Again, thank you for all of your help and prayers.  We are addressing the shortage with our bank and are encouraging our people to give sacrificially so that we do not incur any long term debt (we are debt free).  I am certainly not asking for anything from ORH…just keeping you informed. You have already blessed us beyond measure.   Once the process is underway and we have a better estimate on the time frame for ceiling tile replacement I will check back with you concerning potential labor.  To His Glory Alone,  Dave”



If anyone can help this good brother and his church, please contact 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

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.)

Sunday, December 2, 2018

PANAMA BLESSING


Saturday, December 1, 2018



Dear Friends,

 


PANAMA


In October 2018, ORH conducted a major clinic in the nation of Panama.  Our efforts were based less then 5 minutes from the Costa Rican border, in the town of Caisan where ORH used the local school.  The clinic serviced 800 patients.



The missionary sponsoring the clinic was Jim Childress, the first missionary to ever work with ORH.  Pastor Roderick, a national pastor, is seeking to start a church for the surrounding area.  National personal workers totaling 10 or more gave the gospel to each person, reporting over 300 making professions of faith in Christ.  Two invitations from the evangelized were received to hold church services in local homes.



Jim sent this progress report about the new church and one of the clinic patients.



“In our last email up-date I mentioned our medical clinic towards the end of October.  Here is some follow-up information:

Roderick has done follow-up visitation near the school where we held the clinic with several people receiving Christ as Savior.

Roderick and his team went to a neighboring town where an invitation was given to have services at someone´s home.  They located the person, visited in the area for a couple of hours and held an impromptu service under a shade tree.  34 attended the service.  The lady who gave the invitation saw her father and two other family members saved that day.

Roderick has been working with a family that is facing a crisis on several sides.  The 45 year old woman suffers from a botched surgery that cut some nerves, and she no longer has control of her bladder or bowels.  She lives at an annex of someone else´s shack.  Her roof is a tarp and the living area is without walls.  There is no floor except for uneven dirt.  A couple of children sleep there close to mom.  Mom sleeps on a piece of plywood.   She attended a special service Sunday (in the midst of much pain) and found salvation, along with several family members.

Roderick is seeing what can be done as to a few upgrades to the family´s living area.  I gave him $100 to buy some materials and some people from his church will provide the labor.   With the help of one of our Panama doctors, the lady has had two medical consultations that are over an hour away.  Roderick has worked to find transportation and dealt with the cost.  The lady can not travel on public transportation for several reasons.  Her next appointment is December 4 and Roderick will need resources for that effort.  His compassion for the people is evident and his sacrificial efforts are a confirmation.

Roderick has a second invitation to hold services in a different location and that will happen soon.  There are start-up needs for these new church plants and he is very limited with his funds.

Please pray for Rodrick and his family as their limited budget restricts their efforts.   We are working on getting him an older vehicle, but he will need funds to keep it running.  These efforts are an hour away from where he lives (and has a church at his house).  The cost of bus fare is $4.00 per person to travel during a given activity, which translated into $16.00 per trip if only his family participates.  Fishing and feeding, Jim”



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.)


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

UKRAINE BLESSING


Monday, November 26, 2018



Dear Friends,



Ukraine Blessings

Heating and Air

ORH sent $1600.00 to purchase two heating and cooling units for Oleg and Lori Enskyy’s church building.  ORH sought to provide heating during winter months for VMA clinic meetings.  Oleg and Lori sent the following message about the two units ORH purchased.



“Here is the first of our installed heating units!  They work great.  Praise the Lord!”



Download the PDF to see the wall units.



VMA Clinic

Oleg and Lori conducted the first Village Medical Assistant clinic for “Special Needs Children.”  This is a pilot project to bring hope for families experiencing these needs.  There are no such meetings available for the parents around the Enskyy’s ministry area.  Please read the report below and download the PDF.



“Dear Daniel and ORH,  Thank you so very much for helping us hold a VMA adapted to the needs of our community.  We had 15 parents of special needs children in attendance.  We had a guest occupational therapist/psychologist come in from another city.  She herself has a special needs child and the seminar was practical, encouraging and very motivating.  We had a light lunch/coffee break which gave us opportunity to mingle with the people we didn't know.  They gave us great feedback and asked us to do these types of seminars as much as possible.  What we saw from today was that we can do more good and build deeper kingdom relationships by providing a service that is lacking in our community.  Most of the parents who came today have children with MS or birth defects that are in need of physical therapy.  We are going to be praying about what next steps we can take to meet this need…. The Gospel was given, and these families were invited to our church's Thanksgiving service tomorrow.  They are all open to further contact and want to be notified and invited to further events that our church holds.  It was a very encouraging day….  I am attaching pictures and a list of the families that attended today.  Sincerely, Lori Enskaya for Holy Trinity Baptist Church, Mukachevo, Ukraine VMA 24.11.2018”



ORH sent $1000.00 for the VMA “Special Needs Children” Clinic in Mukachevo.  This money will provide at least two clinics.  Please pray that ORH will have the funds to conduct these events once a quarter in the Ukraine.



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.)

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE


Saturday, November 10, 2018





Dear Friends,



Bible Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC

This message just came from Pastor David Robinette, Bible Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC.  Pastor Robinette sent pictures of the people your gifts have helped.



“Jan, We received your donation yesterday and I announced it to the church during prayer meeting last night.  One of our men presented the Bible study from Malachi, emphasizing how Israel was accusing God of not being faithful in spite of His obvious blessings, and in light of their obvious disobedience.   We have seen God work through your ministry, through your obedience, which causes us to rejoice in His blessings.  I will provide some “before and after” photos of the area we will be allocating the funds for.  Thank you again.  Please don’t hesitate to send printed materials so that we may keep your ministry before the church and with the goal of becoming a financial supporter of your ministry once we are back on our feet.  I will send photos of the Foundations Conference (featuring Bill Hill and Mike Faidley) in a separate email.  To God alone be the Glory, Pastor Dave”



There is still much work left to do in these areas.  Please pray for the churches and families that must be helped.



Grace Baptist Church, Goldsboro, NC

This response by the Lynch family of Grace Baptist in Goldsboro came to ORH.



“Dear Mr. Jan Milton,  We would like to thank you for helping us to fix the ductwork under our house that was damaged due to the flood waters from Hurricane Florence. Our Pastor, Jason Stoeber, at Grace Baptist Church in Goldsboro, NC, told us that you donated money to help us repair our house and we are very appreciative and grateful.  I have attached several pictures with this email of the old ductwork that was torn out and then the company who came and did the repairs.  Now we have functioning heating and air again. Thank you again and God bless you!  The Lynch Family (Aaron, Brianna, Cole, and Wyatt)”

Thank God you have made it possible for ORH to help these good people of Grace Baptist.  Please download the PDF.



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.)

Saturday, November 10, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE AND LAOS


Saturday, November 10, 2018



Dear Friends,



HURRICANE FLORENCE

Pastor Gene Tilly, Liberty Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC, wrote the following to ORH.  ORH through your gifts was able to provide Pastor Tilly and his wife $4000.00.  ORH is thankful to be able to have a part.



“I want to thank you for your kind gift to my wife and me. Hurricane Florence did over 20000.00 damage to our home. We were out of the home for nearly 6 weeks due to the damage and the mold. We have been able to have to damaged drywall, insulation and mold removed. Hopefully, with the help of your generous gift we can now begin the roof and drywall reconstruction in our living room, dinning room and bath. We had to completely gut the main bathroom.  Work is being lined up now to do the needed repairs. Your kindness assured us that we would be able to complete the necessary repairs.  Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.  Pastor Gene and a Wanda Tilly”



Continue to pray for the needs in the Florence and Michael impact area.



Laos Flooding Victims

Missionary Derek Thomas sent word of the need of these Christian brothers and sisters in Laos.  The monsoons have caused great flooding.  Derek sent pictures of rice distributed through our first gift of $3000.00.



“Jan, Below (on PDF) are pictures of rice being distributed in southern Laos from the funds that ORH gave. I’m traveling there late next week.  Thank you for your concern for souls in Laos.  Lord bless.  Derek”



ORH has sent another $2000.00 for the efforts there to reclaim the homes and provide food where needed.  We are thankful for Derek Thomas and his love for the Laotians.



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, November 8, 2018

HURRICANE FLORENCE, SAIPAN


Thursday, November 8, 2018




Dear Friends,



HURRICANE FLORENCE

Pastor David Robinette, Bible Baptist Church, in Wilmington, NC wrote the following.  ORH through your giving sent $4700.00 to help his congregation after Hurricane Florence.



“Dear Jan,  Thank you for your unique ministry and for your prayerful consideration in regards to the needs of our church.  We are still assessing the damage through a trusted contractor, and are awaiting Church Mutual’s consideration of their addendum to the scope of work results.  The sanctuary roof replacement far exceeds the current settlement.  We are praying that Church Mutual will agree to the contractor’s estimate.  We proceeded last week with the repair to the roof of the fellowship hall.  Water intrusion in that area damaged the ceilings in the guest house (prophet’s chamber), a utility room, and a bathroom.  We are now making those interior repairs.  Total cost of that project was $4700.00.  We paid that out of pocket, and it will apply toward our $5000.00 deductible.  Your gracious gift will allow us to continue immediately with the interior repairs to that area.  Thank you again for your ministry toward our work.  It has been and will continue to be a blessing to our people.”



Continue to pray for the needs in the Florence impact area.



Saipan

Dr. Christian Wei sent the following report for us to read.  Please download the PDF to see his damage.  Operation Renewed Hope by faith has sent $3000.00 to help the ministry immediately.



“One of the Reporter reported that typhoon Yutu is the strongest typhoon to hit US territory in the US history.  According to the report that Yutu is the Category 5 typhoon, which is the worse typhoon ever in CNMI history, with disastrous winds of 180 mph and gusting to 200 mph.  Yutu caused great damage for the whole island of Saipan and there won’t be power and running water for at least half year. EUCON and her ministries in Saipan face challenge to rebuild but we are trusting the Lord to rebuild it back, brick by brick and book by book.  Thank you for all your prayers, our people are all safe and ready to rebuild.”



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, November 2, 2018

SAIPAN, UGANDA, HURRICANE UPDATE


Friday, November 2, 2018




Dear Friends,



Saipan – Dr. Christian Wei

ORH has committed to this good ministry, EUCON University, $3000.00.   The ministry was struck hard by category 5, Typhoon Yutu.  Please download the PDF from Dr. Wei about this devastating typhoon.  Dr. Wei wrote the following.



   “Dear Friends:  Many of you have shown your love and concern about the catastrophic damages of typhoon Yutu done.  First of all, by God’s grace, all lives are safe.  We are praising the Lord for that and thanking God for you to pray for our people to go through the terrible night.

   Now after a long night of calamitous attack by the winds of Yutu, the scene of Saipan in the morning is horrible.   Please see the attached file for some pictures.  Our school campus were ruined and some of the staff and faculty houses are also destroyed. The facility of Saipan as a whole is torn apart and it will take years to rebuild it back.

   However, after the decrease of the winds, our students, staff and faculty started rebuilding our campus and ministries.  Please pray that the Lord will provide materials for us to rebuild many roofs and walls and other damages.

   We will update you more about the progress.  Thank you so much for your kindness to pray for us.  God bless.  Humbly in Christ,  Christian Wei”



Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ on the Island of Saipan.



Uganda

We are so thankful for the preparatory work of Keith Stensaas for future evangelistic medical clinics in Uganda.  Our next clinic will be an area where Pastor Fredrick is working.  For him to prepare for the next clinic, Pastor Fredrick needed a motorcycle.  Your gifts made it possible.  Pastor Fredrick wrote the following.



“Jan Milton - Operation Renewed Hope, First and foremost, I would like to extend my sincere gratitude from the bottom of heart for the gift of a new motor cycle you have bought for me to use and reach the lost world with the gospel of hope.

May the almighty God abundantly bless you so much.  I and my wife Sarah, plus the Children we are very thankful and praying for you every day.  Sincerely, Pastor Kasajja Fredrick.  Thank you.”



Download the PDF to see the new motorcycle.  Pray for this good man of God.



Hurricane Florence and Michael

Michael Volmer wrote the following.



“Pastor Cuthbertson from Liberty Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, Akansas is coming this next week to Havelock, S.C. to deliver 50,000 John/Romans bibles (KJV) to Pastor Kohr (Freedom Baptist).  If you are interested in receiving any of them, he can be contacted….  For those of you down in Wilmington and S.C.  Please don’t hesitate to ask, we’ll figure out a way to get them to you….”



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 UPDATE


Saturday, October 27, 2018




Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence and Michael          

Karl and Cathy Steudl from Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church in Winchester, Va, have been very busy in the Hurricane Florence impact area, Grace Baptist, Wilmington, NC, and Anchor Baptist, Little River, SC.  They have a commercial de-humidifier which will dry a home, so the work of restoration may begin.



ORH is very thankful for their efforts and rejoices to pay their expenses to do this work.  The following are two messages from them.



“Good morning Bro. Jan. Karl and I have dried-out two homes so far as well as much dry wall removal.  We just spoke with pastor Karl Wood and will work with him this Thursday and Friday.  The pictures are of the two homes we have worked on so far here in Wilmington, NC.”



“Good morning Bro. Jan. Karl and I are in Little River, SC, drying-out the gentleman's home for Pastor Carl Wood with Anchor Baptist.”



Pray that we can help people rebuild both in Wilmington and Little River.



Mike Volmer sent this message about Conway, SC.



“Grand Strand Baptist Church just west of Myrtle Beach made it through the hurricane and was pretty heavily involved with relief efforts.  Their Pastor pointed me to Wendy Shelley as his point of contact.  They were closing-down their distribution center when I got there Tuesday.  From speaking with her, they were able to lead over 60 people to Christ during this time.  With regards to long term assistance, they had 6 families that were in need of help.  I left Brother Milton’s forms with them and began looking westward past Conway.”



Brother Volmer has been a blessing as he travels finding those in need.  Pray we will have enough funds to help these families that he has found.



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.)


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

HURRICANE MICHAEL AND GALILEAN BAPTIST


Tuesday, October 23, 2018




Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence and Michael

Pastor Larry Gilaspy, a long-time friend of ORH, sent information about Galilean Baptist Church in Panama City, FL.  Pastor Alan Jenkins of Nehemiah’s Network visited the church and sent the following report with the pictures in the attached PDF.



“I visited Bro. Steve Carter this morning and what a dear man of God He is. But he is hurting and needs our help. He is still waiting for the insurance adjuster….  The church has hurricane insurance; but the majority of the members are older, and he will need some help with cleanup. The damage at his church is very extensive. My heart was moved heavily for this dear Pastor.”



Please, continue to pray for the families, pastors, and churches in the Florence and Michael impact areas.  These two storms, though opposite in nature, have created an impossible task for all working in their aftermath.  As a result of the storms, ORH is receiving new requests for help regularly.



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, October 18, 2018

HURRICANE MICHAEL


Thursday, October 18, 2018





Dear Friends,



Hurricane Florence and Michael

Alan Jenkins with Nehemiah’s Network delivered a load of food to Victory Baptist Church in Panama City, FL, for distribution to the communities around the church.  Operation Renewed Hope was blessed to provide trucking costs for this shipment.



Download the PDF to see the damage to Victory.  Brother Jenkins wrote the following about the church damage and needs from the information given by the pastor’s wife.



“They do have insurance his wife was not sure of deductible. They would be happy with a team. He was not available and is supposed to call me back.”



If you can help, please contact ORH at 910-987-5072 or jan@operationrenewedhope.org.



Please don’t forget all the relief organizations that are working the impact zone.  Nehemiah’s Network, Anchor Baptist Missions, MissionAirCare, Hearts with Hands, Hillsdale Baptist Church, and many more.  Support these organizations; they are Gospel driven.



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.)

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.)