Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Medical Mission Summit, Maranatha Baptist University, Watertown, WI
September 21-23, 2017, 9th through 12th grade, Young Adults, Adults, www.mbu.edu
The work continues as we attempt to help the churches and communities of Houston. Please pray for the many workers now converged on Houston.
Pray for Pastor Cripps and the families of Victory Baptist Church of Baytown, TX. His church has experienced many needs in the families of the Church. We received this from their church.
“Hello Pastor Cover, Pastor Cripps asked me to send these forms to you. Please find attached 8 forms from Victory Baptist Church and its members. There are two more forms that haven't been turned in yet, I hope to have them to you tomorrow night. Thanks so much,….Office Manager, Victory Baptist Church”
Pray for Pastor Cover and the vigilant workers who are coming to Houston to help. Pastor Cover sent me this report.
“God has been good this week. Each day has been an adventure but God is clearly in charge. We were able to unload and distribute the entire 53’ trailer load of supplies in about 4 hours yesterday morning. We then took a load of water to a church in Beaumont. They have had their water shut off there so they were in desperate need. As soon as we could unload the water it was being put into people’s cars. We have two work teams currently here on the ground and more on the way. There is so much to be done. Today we went to a neighborhood and began going from house to house helping people with supplies and pulling carpet. Several people told us we were the first people that had come to help them from anywhere. I am thankful that the Lord led us to them. We were able to pray with a number of people and share the gospel many times. God continues to supply needs and work out logistics in amazing ways. When we arrived at the dock Monday morning to unload the semi-trailer there had been a miscommuni-cation with the fork lift operators that were supposed to meet us. Their boss found out what had happened and wanted to make it up to us. He is making a large donation to help us with our efforts here. God is supplying needs through so many different means! I wish I had time to write about everything God has done but that will have to wait for another time! There is such an open door to minister to people here because so many are hurting. We can literally walk into strangers’ homes and as long as we have some supplies or tools to help they welcome us with open arms, let us pray with them, and share the gospel with them! Thank you for your prayers and support. In Christ, Pastor Will Cover, Arise Baptist Church, Houston, TX.”
Thank God for Pastor Cover and his church plant, Arise Baptist Church. Thank God for Pastor David Harris and his Faith Baptist Church, Palmhurst, TX, who has driven all the way to Houston with trucks and trailers to help Pastor Cover.
Please consider coming with a work team. We need both unskilled and skilled workers for next week. The cleanup is progressing and becoming larger with each day. We need each church to consider sending two (2) to three (3) workers to help. Pastor Cover must have help!!! Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help.
Thank God for those who consistently share ORH reports. Here are just a few. ORH says thank you to Rachel Ulmer Vradenburgh, Julie Bradberry Clum, Sandy Corbin Dowless, Blaine R. Gaudette, Rose Lee Song, Mike and Donna Abbott, Eileen Muledy DeAngelo, Terry Munday, Frank Bullock, Jo Bubnekovich Crews, Amy Tadlock Cooksey, and many more to come. ORH says Thank you.
Thank God for this report from Pastor Travis Smith, Hillsdale Baptist Church in Tampa, FL. His church has raised money and are sending teams. Operation Renewed Hope flew 4 of their people into the area through Dave Spangler and the ORH ministry, AIR HOPE. They are sending a second team and hope to send a third team.
Thank God for Randy Foster, Mission Pastor. Heartland Baptist Fellowship in Harrisonville, MO, for sending a work team to help.
We have so many to thank that we will do it in the next update.
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