Saturday, June 16, 2018

Operation Renewed Hope – Albania

Friday, June 15, 2018

Dear Friends,

It is always great to work with good people.  Michael and Jennifer Fiocchi of Baptist World Missions are two of the best.  Mike and his wife work in Albania and just spear-headed a major medical clinic into Kosovo with ORH.

Mike lead ORH to conduct a clinic in Laknas, Albania, where he founded a church.  He wrote me the following about a need in the church where the clinic was conducted.

“Hey Brother Jan thank you for coming to the Balkan states again.  Yesterday we had a challenging time in our service. Our church needs a miracle. Flora's double hip replacement might be what God will use to strengthen the faith of our young Laknas’ people. It is to be a testimony for years to come and as long as there are people the first of many to come!”

“Jan I hope that you are doing well. At church, we saw you tonight in the tv video. I challenged our young people to learn English and to have Jesus in their heart.  We started our first Wednesday night offering totally for Flora's operation. We will do this until she actually has it. Tonight's total was a little less than $15. I hope this encourages you. God bless!”

The follow-up to the Laknas’ clinic produced the following communication from Mike.  This communication is about 1 year old but nice to remember.

     “Hey, had a great visit today with an old man that came to the clinic. We went through the plan of salvation. He started reading the verses with me. That's unbelievable. He had 3 years of school under communism.
     Anyway, the doctor that saw him told him to be careful because he is headed for a stroke. Sure enough, he had a stroke.  Now, he walks with a cane.
     After we went through the verses, he really seemed to understand. Then I asked him if he went to the preaching after seeing the doctor. He did, and he said that is where he prayed to receive Jesus! Unbelievable visit.”

Why the reminder?  God works in the hearts of people through good works.  ORH touches their hearts with good works; and then, we reach their souls with the Gospel of Christ.  Flora’s hip surgery is a good work and will cost $10,000.00.  ORH does not have that amount to send, but desires to help this good lady who has received Christ and has been faithful to the church there in Laknas.  If you can help her, ORH will send the money you give for this great need to the church for her.  Please pray for the church, Mike, and Flora.
Put the Medical Mission Summit on your calendar…

Medical Mission Summit
Maranatha Baptist University
Watertown, WI
March 28-30, 2019
$75.00 per student
$50.00 per chaperon

The first summit in 2017 was a true blessing with over 100 participating.  Support the 2019 summit by sending your young people. 

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 using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.

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 using “My preference is” then stipulate your preference.

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

(As per counsel, for the benefit of our donor’s tax deductible donations, Operation Renewed Hope has added the following statement.  The IRS requires that Operation Renewed Hope retain control over distribution of all donations; therefore, please use the designation description “My preference is” before the designated reason for the donation.  Thank you for helping ORH honor you and the IRS.)

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