Nepal / Texas Update
Friday, May 29, 2015
ORH IS STILL SEEKING INFORMATION FOR THE FLOODS IN TEXAS. ANY PERSON, ORGANIZATION, OR CHURCH THAT YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP, PLEASE, CONTACT ORH IMMEDIATELY WITH INFORMATION. PASTOR ALAN JENKINS IS SPEAKING WITH TWO CHURCHES ABOUT GOING TO THE HELP OF THE PEOPLE. PRAY THIS WILL BE A POSSIBILITY. ORH HAS COMMITTED $1000.00 FOR THE WORK TO BEGIN.
This is the most recent report from Pastor Athem Chothe. He and his brethren in India have proven to be a wonderful blessing to the people of Nepal. With their efforts and James Tamang’s approximately 400 shelters will be provided through the local churches in Nepal. This will help their ministry presence greatly in a creative entry country. Please read Pastor Athem’s Plan B with its costs.
“Dear uncle Jan & uncle Jim, The upcoming Plan B1, B2 & B3 will be the last action plans for the Nepal earthquake. The dates are beginning from 3rd June to 13 June.
Plan B1 is to distribute 250 bundles of iron roofing sheets to 200 houses. The cost Plan B1 is $11526.63. The Plan B2 is to provide cooking utensils to already identified 250 houses in four villages. The estimated cost is $ 7258.06. The Plan B3 is to build Three churches and the estimated cost for the iron sheets for all the three churches is $3774.19. The total cost of this project is $22558.88
After the Plan B1,B2, B3 are done by 13th of June, we will not be continuing the reconstruction works but we shall be revisiting for the purpose of Gospel preaching. If John Paul is planning on coming in July, I will take him to the villages for health check ups and Gospel preaching.
Three souls are already saved in Nepane Village of Sindhupalchowk. Praise the Lord. Please continue to pray for us as usual and the Lord is providing all these need. With the $7000 coming in from the ORH, the intended budget is met. Thank you so much for all the helps. In His Service, Athem & Indu Khiang Chothe”
James Tamang has also sent us a plan with the churches he works with in Nepal. This is a wonderful blessing to work with The Tamangs and Pastor Athem.
“Dear Brother Jan Milton, It is always good to hear encouraging words from you. Thank you for calling. I was not sure if you have been back or not. I am glad that you are back. Thank you for your interest in the lives of people in Nepal. Here are some option we have:
Believers in our area from our church: (They have been living in rented rooms in Kathmandu but many buildings are what the government categorized as red flag zone and the landlords have asked them to vacate) and now because of that some are living in a tent.
Details: Size: 10'x12' strong framed building; Cost: about $250 per shelter; Numbers: for now 6-7 buildings(shelter); Total Cost: $1750 for shelters and $500 for renting land, few rest room facilities, and well. Pictures are attached of two options somewhere under $100 per shelter excluding transportation cost to take it to the needed villages.
Relief for villagers
Option 1: Cost: about $100 per shelter; Numbers: 60-70 families; Area coverage: about 10'x28' rectangle shaped. Some wood, bamboo, can be used; Total cost: $7000
Option 2: Cost: about $100 per shelter; Numbers: we have already ordered 20 need another about 50; Area coverage: 10'x12'; Total cost: $7000
We have already ordered 20 set of semi shelter and is allocated already when it is ready for us to pick them up. It cost us $2000 without transportation. However we will use Option 1 for our ministry use because we will have to transport only the metal sheet roofs and tools to fix and we do not have to bend and pipes prior to taking the shelter set to the village. Villagers can also work whereas Option 1 less of the villager's involvement is seen.”
ORH has just sent $5000.00 to help James Tamang with his plans to build shelters, and $7000.00 to sponsor Pastor Athem’s Plan B. We are hoping that we will be able to do more. We are thankful that people who are usually unaware of the gospel are seeing and hearing it through the efforts of these good people. Please pray for their strength and safety.
I want to thank all those who have given to the Nepal Relief ministry. Pastor Larry Gilaspy of Fairbanks Missionary Baptist Church, ORH wishes to thank you for your contribution. Pastor Wright of Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church, Winchester, VA and Anchor Baptist Church, Pastor Carl Wood, Little River, SC, ORH thanks you so much for your generosity.
AGAIN, ORH IS SEEKING HELP IN TEXAS. ANYONE HAVING CONTACT WITH PEOPLE IN THE FLOOD ZONE OR IN NEED AS A RESULT OF THE FLOOD, PLEASE, CONTACT ORH IMMEDIATELY.
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