Sunday, September 10, 2017
Medical Mission Summit, Maranatha Baptist University, September 21-23, 2017, Register at www.mbu.edu. This is going to be a time for teenagers to consider medical missions as a life-calling.
Operation Renewed Hope has a further update on Hurricane Harvey, and a new update on Hurricane Irma.
Currently, we have three churches that have agreed to help in the Irma disaster. Pastor Marc Mortensen of First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake in Miami has agreed to help. His church has endured many disaster events and helped to send aid in so many disasters that have not impacted them; and now they are the target of a monstrous storm. Even in this, they are offering to be a distribution site.
Also, we have a distribution church in Orlando, Eastland Baptist Church; and one distribution church in Winter Garden, Calvary Baptist Church. There is a fourth church but we have not reached them as of this update.
Thank God for Pastor Tim Potter, Arch Ministries, in Mentor, OH, for sending us distribution churches and churches in the impact areas who might need help. Pastor Potter is a very gracious man with a compassionate ministry of discipleship around the United States.
Thank God Pastor Potter gave ORH two of his best to go to Houston. They are trained and certified disaster specialist. Working tirelessly with Pastor Cover, they helped him direct the ministry to the people. Pastor Cover said they were the best of encouragement and help. Thank God for their servant leadership.
Thank God for Karl and Mary Catherin Steudl of Emmanuel Independent Baptist Church in Winchester, VA, Pastor Steve Rebert. They leave this morning for Irma. They are trained and certified disaster experts who are willing to help direct ORH efforts in the Irma impact area. Presently, ORH has the funds to move them to the area, but not enough for the actual ministry. Even though, they are aware of this; they are willing to go by faith that ORH will have the funds when they arrive in the Irma impact area to work. They are true volunteers in the Lord’s army.
Their efforts already have been greatly blessed. A business man heard of their coming work and bought them a commercial dehumidifier. This is wonderful news because of all the houses which must be dried-out before restoration. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Pastor Alan Jenkins of Nehemiah’s Network sent out another truck of food to Hurricane Harvey. Praise God. The difficulty is this depleted our food supply. We now only have pallets of water. Pray we will have food.
Dr Huey Mills of Fellowship Bible Church in Lancaster, SC has suggested we contact Second Harvest to buy food. If your church is close to a Second Harvest Food Bank would you call and see if they will sell food. If they say, “Yes.”; please call us immediately (910-987-5072).
Thank God for Pastor Tim Driggers. ORH worked with his church just outside of Columbia during a flood which almost destroyed his church. He wrote the following.
“Bro Jan, this is pastor Driggers from Congaree Baptist Church in SC. You helped us a great deal after the 2015 flood and spoke at our church some time after. We wanted to know what y'all are doing in Texas and we are receiving a collection over the next two Sundays and wanted know how to pass that on to you for relief in Texas. Thank you for all your hard work. Awaiting Your Reply, Rev Tim Driggers.”
Thank God for our dear brothers in New York who went through Hurricane Sandy. We were privilege to help them in their time of need. Now, they are some of the first to send donations to help others. In every disaster effort, previous recipients of disaster help return the good.
WHAT A BLESSING.
A second update will be sent today. Pastor Cover and Mike Herbster have great blessings to share. Too many blessings to put in one email. GOD IS GOOD.
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