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The following article about the OPC Disaster Response effort appeared in the January 9, 2021 issue of Southern Maryland News. By Caleb M. Soptelean Southern Maryland News  Jan 7, 2021 Two local congregations are stepping up to help a mother and son who were impacted by Tropical Storm Isaias in early August. About 5 inches of water got inside the Maypole Road home of David and Dolores Bowles, according to Bob Steinbach, a deacon at Grace and Peace Orthodox Presbyterian Church in California. The family had been living in a ranch-style house in St. Mary’s County just west of the Leonardtown city limits. In order to be livable after the flood, the flooring and 2 feet of the lower wallboard in thehouse had to be replaced due to mold, according to the deacon. The floodwater also rose to several feet in a garage on the property, Steinbach said, and left all three of the vehicles on the

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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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by Chris Cashen, Refugee Evangelist in Clarkston, GA As we are now in the Christmas season, many are turning their thoughts to serving, giving and mercy. This, then, is a wonderful time to encourage Christians to get involved in refugee ministry – which is chock full of serving and giving. In fact, as some write about refugee ministry, they remind

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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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Praising the Lord for a good report from Pineville OPC, Pineville, LA on Hurricane Delta:This storm was minor league compared to Laura. More rainfall with extremely sporadic flooding, little infrastructure damage to the community. The church is no worse for wear, little debris, no power at the church, but planning on service w/o power as it is much cooler than

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October:This week we will be finishing laying the tar paper (Tom Sills – Grace and Peace OPC helped yesterday), to be followed by underlayment installation.  Once we have completed the underlayment, we are at all stop until we have a way forward with the electrical distribution and complete whatever changes are required. We need an electrician to evaluate the electrical

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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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