dWednesday, November 15, 2017
It has been ORH’s privilege to work with Pastor Guy Altizer. His ministry, Windows of Heaven, is a great blessing. While working in South Florida for ORH, he found a family through Winkler Road Baptist Church needing help. His report below will be a blessing.
“FORT MEYER’S WORK DESCRIPTION
Operation Renewed Hope in cooperation with Windows of Heaven Ministries sent a team to Fort Meyers, FL to help with the renovation of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Thompson's home that was devastated by recent hurricane Irma. The team consisted of Dave Hearn, Mike Hooks and I. We were there from October 30 thru November 4. We were able to install some of the sheet rock and apply two coats of mud on most of the rooms. We cleared construction debris from the front of the home and took it to the land fill. It was a joy to serve the Lord by helping these two faithful members of Winkler Road Baptist Church. We are very grateful for Pastor Don Strange and his assistant pastor, Robert Sutton, and the folks of the church who were so kind and gracious to us and saw to it that our every need was met. Many of the church folks also gave many hours of labor in the renovation process. Thank you.”
God has been so good to provide such wonderful help as Pastor Altizer and Windows of Heaven. We are thankful to cooperate with them and supply funds for their teams to work.
Mike Coupe, missionary pilot, wrote the following.
“Dear Jan, I would like to start out by praising the Lord for the ministry of Operation Renewed Hope and Air Hope. It has been both humbling and honorable to fly for this ministry. We have met so many people face to face that have suffered destruction, many are still without electricity and water. The joy that we have seen on their faces as we delivered food, water, generators and other supplies donated by ORH has been incredible. The churches and pastors in Puerto Rico, St. Croix, St. Thomas, Anguilla, and Dominica have experienced first-hand the importance of the aviation ministry; and first responders in the disaster relief efforts.
Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands are slowly getting back to a non-emergency state, so I have flown farther south to the Island of Dominica. Dominica is by far the most devastated island. The entire Island has been impacted and has been labeled the “ROOFLESS NATION”.
Currently, I’m in Dominica assessing the damage and organizing a plan to re-build our church and help restore the community. This will be a long-term project, and will be very challenging and costly due to the terrain and lack of supplies on the island. Electricity is not expected to be restored to our area for the next two years. The following is a plan by which we can help with your help.
1. If funds are available, we want to provide Christmas for approximately 200 children in our village by providing each child with a backpack containing school supplies and $20.00 for a family Christmas meal. This will be a great opportunity to share God’s love and the gospel. This is time sensitive.
2. The pastors home was destroyed, and we have moved his family into what is left of the Sunday school rooms, while we hope to rebuild his home.
3. The Laplaine Baptist Church has no roof, we are planning to replace it.
I have secured a home and warehouse in the village that can house work teams. We have shipped two containers of food and supplies needed for reconstruction projects.
With tears in my eyes, the words “thank you” can never say how grateful we are. With what you have committed already, ORH has made a huge impact in the village of Laplaine. We have had several souls saved.”
ORH is thankful for all who are working in the impact areas under difficult situations. Mike is sleeping under a tarp over a Sunday school area in a damaged church. We hope you will pray for him, the pastor, and the church congregation. The work must continue with God’s blessings.
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