"LAURA" AND "SALLY" IMPACT AREA.
Victory Baptist Church, Lake Charles, La, was in need of a temporary building to house their Christian school because of hurricane damage to their school building. ORH was thankful to send $2800.00 to help the church pay all initial fees, first month payment, and set up for the building.
Pastor Dartez wrote the following message.
"Thanks to the gracious folks who have given through Operation Renewed Hope. We are continuing to educate children from a biblical worldview. This building is a life saver to this ministry! Thank You!"
GREAT NEED IN PANAMA
Jim Childress, the first missionary (29 years ago) to work with ORH clinics, sent an urgent prayer request.
"Jan, Alberto´s wife is critical with Covid. Alberto and his sons are about finished with quarantine, but his wife is on a respirator and has been for some time. Pray from ORH people would be a good thing. Jim"
Alberto is a Panamanian pharmacy tech. He travels as part of Jim's Panamanian medical team that often assists ORH in the Spanish speaking medical clinics. He is a good and faithful Christian professional.
Please pray for Alberto's wife.
KEVIN MCCOY, COSTA RICAN MISSIONARY ARRIVED JUST IN TIME!
Kevin McCoy and his family have been a true blessing. While waiting to get clearance to enter Costa Rica, Kevin and his family surveyed damage in the hurricane regions of Louisiana, Alabama, and Florida to help ORH.
They arrived in Costa Rica just in time to help with hurricanes striking Latin America. This is Kevin/s report.
"I am meeting with two pastors, now. Their biggest need right now is food for the people who have either been out of work due to Covid restrictions or due to the flooding from these two
hurricanes....First Baptist Church, Villareal, Costa Rica, Pastor Nelson Campos...Mission Baptist Church, Pastor Steven Garro
He further writes.
....reaching people with the gospel of Christ and serving the needs of their communities as a local church. ...the pandemic and Covid restrictions have devastated many areas that depend on the tourism industry and many many families are out of work and lack the ability to provide the basic necessities for their families; and then, back to back hurricanes brought devastating floods to their areas making things even worse.
The pastors say $1000.00 each would really help now, and one of the churches needs about $800 for repairs to reopen."
ORH was able by your giving to help these two churches with the $2800.00 and the expenses for Brother McCoy. Shortly we will transfer at least $200.00 more dollars to make a total of 3000.00 for the churches.
GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH, ZAHLE, LEBANON CONTINUES TO GIVE RELIEF AND THE GOSPEL
ORH relief work in Lebanon continues during this Covid 19 response by governments. Many people are cold, and many are hungry.
Pastor Karim Dahdah is a true blessing as he continues his gospel ministry to Syrian refugees coming to his church, Gospel Baptist, in Zahle. Through missionary Sam Stricklin ORH is able to send relief. Sam wrote the following.
"Dear Jan, I just sent you a report from Karim showing a distribution to 25 families. Karim informed me that he actually delivered to a total of 50 families, and if you wanted pictures for the other 25 he would send these to you as well. Just let me know.
Thank you so such much for all you are doing for the dire needs of Lebanese and Syrian refugees. Sincerely, Sam Stricklin"
ORH thanks God for this Gospel preaching church and its faithful pastor. We must keep the efforts supported to reach these refugees with the gospel.
As the Syrians return to Syria, they will have had multiple contacts directly with the Gospel and Biblical teaching.
We hope to send $1500.00 more for fuel for their heaters. It is cold in Zahle.