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February 25, 2022 With the anticipation of needs due to the war in Ukraine, the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries Disaster Response Subcommittee has determined to immediately send an initial $5,000 to our missionaries serving in L’viv, Ukraine, and is prayerfully considering opening a disaster response fund to aid future needs. Updates to come, as the details of needs become

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OPC Disaster Response has been quiet recently, praise the Lord! Even though there are no active disasters for volunteers of OPC Disaster Response, we continue to work behind the scenes on building our registry and dispersing funds to those in need. Two opportunities in particular have developed. The first came by the way of generous donations toward the recent Kentucky tornadoes. Money designated

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UPDATE as of 12/13/21: We thank the Lord that there is no known direct impact to the OPC from the recent devastating tornadoes. We do know that the MNA Disaster Response (of the PCA) will likely be mobilizing, pending confirmation of the impact on their churches. If you would like to donate or volunteer, we commend this like-minded sister organization

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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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