Tuesday, July 2, 2019


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Dear Friends,


ORH has received information from Ted Weinberg concerning Victory Baptist Church in Panama City, FL.  Victory buildings were badly damaged by Hurricane Michael last year.

Ted wrote the following to Brother Steve Perrine, pastor of Victory Baptist Church.  He is outlining things that must get done for Ted and his team to start restoration work in August.  Please read and pray for these things.

“We are about a month away from beginning the project. As of today, there are 5 people committed to coming in August. At this point we do not have a cook for the August team. Darcy will be driving down with our construction trailer in tow.  He will be bringing our tools and some of the materials.  Kevin McCoy is working on the building permit. Below are some items that we need your help with.

1. Check on the availability of a scissor lift that we can rent. It needs to be able to fit thru your double doors into the foyer and reach at least 20’ high. Do we need to reserve it?

2. The electrician that will be wiring the foyer lights could use our scissor lift to do his work. If the scissor lift could be delivered on July 31 then the electrician could wire the lights on August 1st and hopefully the electrical inspection could happen shortly thereafter. This timing is critical to keep scissor lift rental to a minimum and to keep the sheetrock install on time. Can you arrange for an electrician to do the wiring on this schedule?

3. We discussed having an architect draw up the details for the stonework at the church entry. How is that going?

4. We intend to start in the foyer as soon as we arrive. If there are delays in the foyer- work then we will work on suspended ceiling in another area….

Sorry to put all this on your plate.  Thanks, Ted” 

Pray that all the plans are successful in the tight schedule, so Ted can save money.

Ted has worked with ORH in Hurricane Maria with Dr. Johnny Daniels; in Hurricane Florence with Pastor Carl Wood; and now, in Hurricane Michael with Steve Perrine.   ORH has contributed substantially to Ted’s income each month so he can stay on site and continue restoration work.  Again, ORH will do the same here in Panama City.  ORH has committed $4000.00 to Ted’s missionary work through his church, Grace Baptist, in Owatonna, MN.

Pray for the work of Ted’s team.  Also, pray about going to Panama City and helping Ted.  Contact him at weinberghere@abwe.cc, if you have carpentry skills.

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