Category: Midland, MI

by Dave Sarafolean, pastor of Christ Community OPC, Midland, MI Spring 2020 arrived in a way no one could have foreseen. When government shutdowns began to occur in mid-March due to COVID-19, life changed dramatically. Like many churches, ours—Christ Covenant in Midland, Michigan—was conflicted about the best path forward. Initially we shut down, then we reopened using an FM radio

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We give thanks to the Lord for the over 100 volunteers and more than 200 generous donors that He provided for the Midland, Michigan disaster response effort! The project is a now a wrap! The houses of the Moots and Kennedy’s are officially restored. Words can’t really describe the impact on those involved—both by volunteers and the homeowners. Take a

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“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 After seven months of living away from home, this past Saturday was move-in day for the Moots! Well, sort of.  Just after receiving their certificate of occupancy last week, the Moots began to excitedly plan to collect their salvaged

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Just some of the volunteers from over the past seven months! It’s been a long seven months now since the flooding in Midland, Michigan. Two families from our OPC in Midland experienced devastating loss as a result of two dams being breached because of overflowing rainwater. That was then, this is now. While one family was completely displaced, the other,

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Cary and Judy Hirdes have made many trips to Midland, Michigan to help with the rebuild process at the Moots’ & Kennedy’s homes since the floods early in May. Judy shares a recent update: We made another trip to Midland, MI on October 26th for three days of work. Cary made the final connections for gas and the thermostat and

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This article was first published in the October 2020 edition of New Horizons magazine. by Cheryl Wade When floodwaters filled Glenn and Michelle Moots’s house with two inches of mud and dumped another six inches into their driveway, the couple wasn’t sure they ever would live in their single-story home in rural Midland County, Michigan, again. Heavy rains caused the

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Cary and Judy Hirdes have been working in Midland, Michigan for the last 4+ months. Judy shares this update from their most recent trip there. Our work in Midland, MI continues, following the devastating flood from the dam breakage on May 19. We drove there on August 4 to check out the Moots’ home project for some details Cary needed

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by Rich Duggan, OPC Disaster Response Volunteer & Member, New Hope OPC, Bridgeton, NJ On August 31st, a group of five men from New Jersey, including myself, departed on our planned trip to Midland, Michigan. We were going to help a couple of families that had their homes significantly damaged by flooding when multiple dams failed around Sanford Lake in May

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It’s been nearly three months since the devastating flooding in Midland, Michigan. During that time a couple of couples (along with many others) have been serving together in the disaster relief efforts and share their experiences. Cary & Judy Hirdes Tom & Linda Kennedy (L) with Cary & Judy Hirdes (R) We traveled to Midland, MI on June 16 and

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by Glenn Moots This article first appeared on www.opc.org Edenville Township, MI – May 20, 2020: Glenn Moots stands at the front of his house. CREDIT: Nick Hagen  Our home had always been headquarters for education, vocation, fellowship, hospitality, and service.  We homeschooled, established our businesses, (including e-commerce, computer repair, academic consulting, and equestrian jewelry), organized holiday service projects for

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Featured on OPC.org Sarah Klazinga  In the last three months our country has seen devastation of every kind, from airborne microbes shutting down or significantly limiting every norm of our daily lives, to riots in nearly every city across the nation, to natural disasters in every category – earthquakes in Utah and Idaho, tornadoes in the southeast, and floods in

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