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.)