Saturday, September 24, 2016

Louisiana Flood Update

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Dear Friends,

Operation Renewed Hope has been waiting for the Louisiana area to dry out.  While waiting, ORH has been working with DirectLine Ministries and Nehemiah’s Network to deliver food and supplies to churches in the devastation area.

We also are in touch with churches in the area which are in need of help.  Below is a message from one such church, Saint Amant Baptist Church.  ORH immediately sent $750.00 for the pastor and church on hearing of their need.  Please read the follow up communication.

   “We did indeed have right at 5 foot of water in the church and right at 4 foot in the gym. We had to have four mobile homes torn down because they were no longer inhabitable.  We lost all three of our Sunday School busses and our 15 passenger van.  We did have some insurance but not enough to purchase new vehicles.  Our buildings have now been gutted and in the process of drying. We were able to get two Learning Centers in our gym set up to use as a supply room and one for church service,  praise the Lord. 

   We are still a couple of weeks out but we are in need of Sheetrock and other building supplies to begin the rebuild process.  We ask for prayers for this need at the moment.  God has been so good to us and supplied many needs so far.  I will attach some pictures for you to see what thugs looked like when we were able to return a week after the water STARTED to recede and now as we are drying.   God bless and thanks so much for your help and prayers.  In His Service, Chuck Smith, Associate Pastor”

I called Pastor Smith and asked if ORH could publish his report so that we could raise money for his church and church families.  He answer follows.

Wow!  That's amazing!  Thanks so much.

We are also in contact with Pastor Shaffer of Open Door Baptist Church in Denham Springs, LA.  We are waiting for a response of their full need.  ORH will be sending the church $750.00.

Please continue to pray for these churches, pastors, and people of the devastation zone.  They are in need, and the Church must help.  Thank God for the Church and God’s people who always “rise” to the challenge in the power of God.  We have that great example of our risen Lord who literally “arose from the grave” to secure our deliverance.

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.

God bless,
Jan Milton
Operation Renewed Hope
1017 Sage Green Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27610

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