Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sandy Relief Post 6

"Sandy" Relief

Thursday November 1, 2012
Dear Friends,
Operation Renewed Hope received an email today from Pastor Jim Bickle. We will be sending Pastor Bickel $3000.00 for his work. On Sunday, he plans on sending his people to the neighborhoods with food or other items which would help them.

Pastor Jim Bickel
Bethel Baptist Fellowship
Sheepshead Bay
Brooklyn, NY

On Monday night October 29th, at about 9 p.m., with the wind gusting to 70+ miles per hour, ocean water poured out of the catch basins, due to the storm surge and came down our streets. The 4 to 5 feet high crawl space under the floor of our four storefront church buildings filled to overflowing. About 18 inches of water filled all our buildings taking out everything in its wake.

We will have to replace our flooring, part of the walls, songbooks, Bibles, literature, cabinets, as well as many church supplies. We’re not sure if our pianos will survive. Anyway, we’re able to apply Romans 8:28, 1 Thessalonians 5:16, 18, etc. When I first looked at the mess, I said Lord, I don’t know how you’re going to take care of Bethel, but I know You will. Please give me Your wisdom and direct my steps.

My pastor friend Matthew Recker, left me a voicemail and said that if we had any damage and needed help, to give Jan Milton a call. That advice was from the Lord, and an answer to prayer. Thank you Brother Milton for your willingness and readiness to help us in our desperate situation.

Work Team Going to Help Pastor Bickle
Steve Gauthier and a team from Watertown, WI, Calvary Baptist Church, Pastor Dan Logans, will go this week-end to help with the demolition needs and repair work for Pastor Bickle. These fine men are also with Maranatha Baptist Bible College.
Please call ORH if you would like to go and work with these fine people.
For latest information go to
If you would like to donate by check, make checks payable to Operation Renewed Hope, P.O. Box 43242, Fayetteville, NC 28309. Mark checks with "Sandy" Relief.
If you wish to use credit or debit cards, go to our home page, Choose Network for Good and donate.
God bless,
Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
4928 Necessary Court
Blue Springs, MO 64015

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