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EF2 TORNADO IN PHILADELPHIA  We give thanks that the Lord has spared the OPC of loss of life and predominantly loss of property as Hurricane Ida made its way up the eastern seaboard. One exception is Rev. Dave Holmlund, Presbytery of Philadelphia’s regional home missionary. His neighborhood was hit on Wednesday afternoon by an EF2 tornado. A large tree caused

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Hurricane Ida Update: Praise the Lord! Both OP Churches in Louisiana are reporting that Hurricane Ida did not impact them! Continue to pray as the storm moves northeast, potentially impacting other congregations.We will update as information becomes available.If you would like to register as a volunteer, please visit our website: opcdisasterresponse.org/volunteer-registry/

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Please continue to pray for the situation in Haiti following the devastating earthquake that recently impacted its southern peninsula. Praise and thank the Lord that all those we know in Haiti were not directly affected by the recent earthquake and tropical storm. Since the Haiti OPC Mission does not have any reformed contacts in the affected area of Haiti, OPC

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The OPC COVID-19 Pandemic Response Funds are being shared all over the world! $18,000 of the nearly $96,000 in generous donations to the OPC COVID-19 Pandemic Fund (CPR) have been shared with those in dire need in India through the efforts of Word & Deed. If you would like to donate to the CPR Fund, go to our website: https://give.opc.org/diaco…/covid19-pandemic-response-fund.

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David Nakhla, OPC Disaster Response Coordinator, presented this video to the commissioners at the recent 87th OPC General Assembly. The Midland Disaster Response Effort was truly a team effort. So many from all over the country jumped in to help the two families devastated by the flood. Friendships were made within the body of Christ, while working side by side

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by Glenn MootsHomeowner, Midland, Michigan It is hard to accept help from others. As Christians, we hear the direction of Paul telling us to be “cheerful givers.” (2 Corinthians 9:7). Paul also tells us (quoting Jesus) “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). We are tempted to infer from this that God loves givers more than

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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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by Brad Hertzog, video director and communications advisor for Disaster Response An OP missionary, home on furlough, gives a presentation to your church about life on the mission field, reaching the nations for Christ. You feel a tug and wonder if you could get involved. You read and hear about church plants around the country, about new people, new converts,

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by David Nakhla, OPC Disaster Response Coordinator Almost from its beginning, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church has been concerned with bringing “a cup of cold water” in the name of Christ to those affected by disasters. Yet most would agree that it was Hurricane Katrina in 2005 that served as the catalyst for our current form of disaster response. The Lord

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Immediate need for professional plumbers! In the world of disaster response, we just never know what will come our way! This is for sure a bit unusual, but our goals are the same—to get churches back to worship and families back to normal. The Lord knows what is needed and we are very thankful for the many who have been checking in with

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