Thursday, January 11, 2018
God is very good to supply ORH, through you, funds to help God’s people and the communities in the disaster areas. In the Houston area, ORH is still attempting to help those in need. ORH has sent $15,000.00 to Victory Bible Baptist Church of Vidor, Tx. Pastor Carl Green wrote the following telling of the church needs for use of the money.
“Dear Bro. Milton, This email is in response to our phone conversation this afternoon. Let me begin by thanking you and Operation Restored Hope for your interest in our church's rebuilding program. Our church suffered major flood damage during Hurricane Harvey. In our three buildings we had anywhere from 12" to 18" of water. Because of the amount of water we were forced to remove all sheet rock up to the four foot mark. We also lost all carpet, tile, cabinets, pews, doors, baseboards, door trim, wooden desks, changing tables, rocking chairs, baby cribs, and all wooden shelving. We also lost most of our library and many of our hymnals. Some of the components of our sound system were also lost in the flood. We estimate that between our church, parsonage, and gymnasium that it will take anywhere from $150,000 to $200,000 to restore our facilities. Per your request we are attaching pictures to show the immediate damage and our progress in restoration….Our address is Victory Bible Baptist Church, 18347 IH 10, Vidor, TX 77662. My cell phone is 409-673-3646 and email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact me. I hope this email is sufficient to provide you the needed information you requested. Thank you again for your interest in helping us. Sincerely, Carl D. Green, Pastor, Victory Bible Baptist Church”
ORH hopes to send $5000.00 more dollars to do 10% of the higher amount for the costs to restore the church. Also, pray for Greg Rife of Restore Ministries who is attempting to rebuild the church. His truck has developed problems which will require over $5000.00 of repair work. Greg needs the truck very badly.
ORH has the privilege of working with the best people on earth in ministry. Tom and Sarah Bennett are two of those people. Their ministry Mission for Haiti located in Greenville, SC is a complete encouragement for our efforts in Haiti. Below you will read the message of a young man who is in ministerial training at Bob Jones University concerning his brother. Christy Holshouser, NP, head nurse for ORH operations, working through the Bennett’s was able to help this young preacher and his brother with $1,000.00 of disposable colostomy supplies.
“Hi, Pr. !, I am writing you to thank you very much for the most significant help you have provided for my brother-in-law. Mrs. Bennett has already delivered the greater part of the supplies that were purchased, and of those Miss Christy has facilitated us to get even free of charge. May the Lord take good note of the charitable heart you have proven in regard of our need. Thank you again. I want to take advantage of the opportunity to announce you that were are working on the process of bringing him to the US in the coming May for my graduation ceremony, and also in the idea he might get in touch with some American doctor who could possibly reverse the colostomy. So, we would appreciate any ideas of yours in this respect, as to your awareness of any doctor or way that could help. Attached are pictures of Mrs. Bennett delivering the supplies to him, Noé Metéllus.
ORH received this email from Noe, and he also called to thank all involved for the efforts and supplies.
“Greetings, Mr. Jean Milton. Many blessings, I am Brother Noé météllus. I am the brother-in-law, brother serge jacmel. I am writing to let you know that I received it from the colostomy. Thank you very much my brother, I told brother serge to share with you the Picture again thank you very much. happy New Year!”
God is always good giving as the need arises through his people for the people groups of the world.
Pray for Loren Challenger. He is attempting to obtain about 500 sheets of “galvanized” to rebuild roofs on the Island. ORH has offered to pay the shipping costs if he can get the roofing. This is a bold and very costly effort. ORH does not have the money to buy the roofing. Loren is also thinking of buying a portable saw mill to mill the fallen trees, so people will have building materials on the Island. He is industrious and innovational. Pray for him; so few people have such a dynamic spirit. He and his family have been missionaries on the Island for years.
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