Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Sandy Relief Post 3

"Sandy" Relief
Wednesday October 31, 2012

Dear Friends,

We just received this information from two pastors in the impact area. We are attempting find out about the welfare of their people and their communities. Please read their accounts of the present situation.

Pastor Kent Sager
Grace Baptist Church
Franklin Square, NY

Hi Brother Milton, This is Pastor Kent Sager of Freeport, NY. The following pictures are of my house as a result of Hurricane Sandy.. Because the power is out, the pictures are somewhat dark. Because of unusual conditions, these are being sent from my daughter's email. These are pictures of my house's downstairs, there was approximately 6 feet of water in my house..and these pictures are a result.

Pastor Phil Rizzo
City View Baptist Church
Hoboken, NY

We have no doubt the Lord provided us our building at 726 Jefferson Street. When we signed the lease and began an extensive renovation. We removed entire walls and bathrooms. We redesigned the space and rebuilt everything. Brand new hardwood floors, interior doors, lighting, PA system, bathrooms. Everything. We worked around the clock for just over 3 weeks. Pastors and other volunteers offered their time and resources to help us finish in time for our Grand Opening. We had 83 in our services and 10 salvation decisions! That was on October 14th. People's live have been touched and eternal destinations have been changed by the doors being open the last three Sundays.

Those are the details you can not learn from Fox or CNN. The hours behind the renovation and the sacrifice of so many volunteers can not be restored. What can be replaced are the hardwood floors, the sheetrock, the new church chairs, the Bibles and songbooks, the Sunday School material.
If many are involved, the cost to restore these things is easily attainable. My initial estimated cost to re-open is $12,000-$15,000.

It is our prayer that the people of Hoboken will see the power of God in both the flood waters and also in the unity of His people. Please consider how you can be part of the healing process for so many. We appreciate if you would continue to pray for our city and our church.
I hope that you can help ORH to help these people.

God bless,
Jan Milton

Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Court
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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