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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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by Cheryl Wade I recently created a tiny nonprofit organization to provide little bits of help to people in my community who are experiencing sight loss. Through this work, I learned that there are tiny little things that need to be done—and there is no organized way to get them done. So, I have become a “doer of little things.”

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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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by Trish DugganCommunications Coordinator, OPC Disaster Response How can we fully describe Summer like the one we’ve just experienced? And why in the world would we choose a photo of Glenn and Michelle Moots smiling? Their home was destroyed by floods, after all! The summer was good. Yes, it was good.The summer for OPC Short Term Missions and Disaster Response was different for

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October 5, 2020:Pastor Gene Crow of Redding Reformed Fellowship OPC says, “Regarding the Zogg fire here near us. Just since [the end of last week], the wind has stayed low and by God’s great grace, the attack on the fire has been very effective. This morning they are reporting that the fire did not grow overnight and it is now

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September 22, 2020 Pastor John Schortmann, Covenant OPC, Pensacola, FL reports they were able to worship yesterday, without power, preaching to the light of battery-powered lantern. He praises the Lord for the care of the congregation. One member was flooded, but seems to be covered by insurance, thank the Lord. Many from church came out to clean up on Saturday

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Callaway Baptist – Johnny Sipes working on subflooringCallaway Baptist – Rob and Mary Ellen Borland and Ed Sipes fitted replacing subflooringCallaway Baptist – Rob and Mary Ellen Borland and Ed Sipes working in crawl spaceDavid Bowles pulling ivyDavid Fritzdistributing top soil around the houseelectrical issuesguttersJim Flanagan cleaningJohn Gordon pressure washingMarian Steinbach and Isaac Weisser pulling ivyPatrick and William grading, planting

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