Thursday, June 30, 2016

West Virginia Update

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Dear Friends,

ORH has wonderful people who work with ORH to do good for the glory of God the Father (Matt 5:16)

Dr. Guy Altizer is a faithful board member and also founder of Windows of Heaven Ministries.  ORH often has opportunity to partner with his very great ministry.  This last few days he has been in West Virginia helping us with the recovery efforts there.  Please read his current report

On June 28th, our ORH representative was in Rainelle, WVA, which is the epicenter of the recent devastating flood.  While he was surveying the damage, he met Mrs. Dorrine Goddard.  She is the elderly widow of Pastor Eddy Goddard who pastored Sewell Valley Baptist Church for 10 years. Her home was severely damaged and furnishings were destroyed. If you would like to help with the restoration of her home and the replacement of her belongings, please help her by donating to the ORH WVA disaster fund.

Operation Renewed Hope wishes to work to repair this lady’s home.  Her information came to us through Paul Rowland of Berea Baptist Church in Palm Harbor, FL.  This lady and several other people are in need in the same area.

An organization, who strips-out the damage of a flooded home, has agreed to help Mrs. Goddard.  After they strip-out and demolish all the damaged areas of the home, ORH would like to have groups of 3 or 4 men go to her home and sheetrock all the stripped-out walls.

ORH needs 3 or 4 churches to raise about $2500.00 to $3000.00 each.  The church would then send 3 to 4 people on a team using the $2500.00-$3000.00 to buy the sheetrock materials and install the materials.

If a church cannot find the people to do the work, ORH can match churches with $2500.00 with churches who have workers.   We hope you will consider this project.  This lady needs the help.

The work in Mt. Pleasant is on-going.  This is a report from Byron Foxx.

On Thursday June 24 a flood of historic proportions took place in Elkview, WV. Since records have been kept (1888) there has never been water levels at this height!  Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Elkview, WV, with Pastor Lee Swor, suffered enormous losses to their buildings, equipment, busses, vans, Christian School, Christian Camp, Parsonages…and the list goes on. This gospel preaching, Bible believing, church has over 60 ministries, including outreach to the addicted and homeless.  Help has been coming in forms of manual labor to clean the debris, remove the pews (total loss) and make skilled assessments, and plans for the future.  Evangelist Byron Foxx and Evangelist Greg Lentz have brought help from their staff and organizations.  By the grace of God, and the help of many local pastors, the church is still going forward! Services were held on Sunday June 27 outside on the church grounds. Several were saved!   Much help is still needed!

Please, go directly to Brother Foxx’s website,

We are presently waiting for a report from Greg Rife, Restore Ministries about projects in which ORH and Restore Ministries can partner to help the people of WV.

Pastor Alan Jenkins, Nehemiah’s Network, arrived in WV with cleaning supplies about 1:00 PM, June 29.  Paul Deem with Direct Line ministries is close behind with more supplies to be distributed.  Pray for their safety.

If you wish to give by credit or debit card, please go to and choose “Network for Good.”  Please designate the gift for your specific purpose.

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.

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