Japan Disaster Relief Update

Back on Good Friday of this year, in a joint communion service with our friends at Faith Baptist Church, we collected an offering for the relief work in Japan following the devastating tsunami that ravaged the northern part of that country in March.

We put in some significant due diligence to determine what agency or individual on the ground could ensure 100% of our gifts going toward relief and relief alone.

Through a previous member at OGC, God led us to Cal Cummings, a missionary with the OPC for many years working not far from the epicenter of the quake.

At our last leadership team meeting I shared a thank you letter from Cal’s home church in Philadelphia. Our elders exhorted me to publish its contents for our assembly’s encouragement, something I am only to happy to do in JapanReliefLetter070711.

Thanks be to God for the generosity of the people of both churches and the work of Cal and others in bringing the gospel to bear on the peoples of Japan!

Haiti Earthquake Relief

As many of you have heard by now, the island nation of Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake leaving massive devastation in its wake.

In response to the devastating reports concerning the effects of the earthquake in Haiti, the church is being given the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ in ministering to the poorest of the poor.  There are around 9 million people in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere.  Latest reports say that over 3 million have been directly impacted by the earthquake and thousands have been killed, trapped, or missing.
This Sunday, we are collecting non-perishable/relief items to send to Haiti with a relief team.  Please bring items to church this Sunday, where there will be a bin for the items.
Suggested items:
–       Canned goods
–       Blankets, tarps
–       Bottled water
–       Clothes, shoes
–       Non perishable food items
Contact person: Olivia Allmand Olivia.Allmand@mac.com, 407-733-0526