Tuesday, April 7, 2020



The worldwide response to Covid-19 has brought all to a time of uncertainty. Many missionaries, pastors, and those they serve need a source of reassuring information. Also, many health professionals simply need someone to listen who understands as a professional. ORH-TELEHELP can provide that reassuring information about medical issues by a phone consultation.

ORH-TELEHELP is not for diagnosis or prescribing treatment. It is a source of information only. It is "a compassionate voice on your phone" listening to medical concerns and giving information which can help the ones served better understand medical needs. The ones served must always seek local, licensed health care professionals to evaluate and confirm the information.

At the top of the ORH home page is a box, "ORH-TELEHELP", which the missionary, pastor, and one served may "choose" to be connected to a professional. A medical caregiver with information that could help them will be available. Encourage your missionaries and pastors to go there now for personal information or for those whom they serve.

The experience begins with paperwork. Please, complete all the forms and return them. If you simply need someone to speak with, sign the paperwork and in the reason for inquiry write, "need to talk." Send these forms immediately back to jan@operationrenewedhope.org.

ORH professionals have the ability to do skype or zoom by phone, or they can do a phone conversation only. It is your choice. Medical doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses, and paramedics are prepared to help many through confusing times both medically and spiritually. Share with missionaries, pastors, and those around you so they can receive information about their needs.

N95 Type Masks

Examples of Masks
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Rules of Engagement
  1. Do not publicize your homemade mask is an "N95" mask because it is not.
  2. Do not publicize your homemade mask by advertising that it is an "N95" equal mask.
  3. If you would like to distribute your masks, please let your pastor know because he might want to make them available to church members.
  4. If you make a quantity of masks, ORH will help you distribute your masks.
  5. Be very careful; do not include any items which could be toxic or irritating to the skin.

On March 3rd, 2020 President Trump made a recommendation that all Americans wear a face mask while in public. This is an incredible opportunity for churches to make an impact in their community. Please see the following resources to understand masks, their uses, and some patterns for those in your church who may desire to make some.
Please see these articles to understand the CDC’s guidelines.
  1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover.html
  2. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html
Please see this page for answers to some common questions.
  1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-faq.html

Joseph Project "Love thy Neighbor"

The coronavirus is on everyone’s mind. We understand. It’s a scary thing. Perhaps the ones most affected by it are the elderly and shut-ins. Praying for them is a great thing, but sometimes God wants us to put “feet to our prayers.” Operation Love Thy Neighbor is part of the Joseph Project, a ministry of Operation Renewed Hope and we want to help.

The following is an example information sheet which your church can use to inform the church members of “OPERATION LOVE THY NEIGHBOR.”

What’s the plan?

Put together “care packages” for the elderly and shut-ins.

What’s in a care package?

A care package needs to be something that contains non-perishable essentials to help those in our community who need our help. It can contain:

A roll or two of toilet paper

        A bottle of hand sanitizer

        Ramen noodles

        Canned goods

        Easy-to-make boxed foods (like mac and cheese)

        A book to read

        Crossword puzzles

        Anything you can spare

How big is a care package?

A care package should be a single box or paper bag small enough for one person (especially an elderly person) to carry by themself.

How can I help?

        You can donate items for the boxes.

        You can donate empty boxes for us to fill.

        You can provide names and contact info of people in your area that you know could use this kind of help.

What is the goal?

The goal is to help at least 100 people.

When and where can I help/donate?

Bring boxes, donations and contact info to

Address of donation site (Church)

Come by on: have times people can drop by to donate

Questions? Call 000-000-0000


The Logistics

BEFORE beginning this task, each Pastor will need to contact their local Emergency Management Director. This may be found by calling their town office, or local police department non-emergency number.

·       Explain to the director that your church, as an essential organization, wants to help the community by providing aid and relief.

·       Explain that you will not have large gatherings, but rather organized collection and distribution.

Assign a designated shopper is donations are not enough.

Assign three to five individuals to help with the packing process.

Establish a DRIVE-BY collection site where individuals can drive by or walk by, with their vehicles and drop off any of a list of items. (If necessary, deliver)

Establish a small list of items: Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Canned or boxed food, etc.

Establish collection times with workers.

Establish an entrance outside of your church building to disinfect all items. Items should not enter your church building unless they have been disinfected.

Establish a room in your church to sort and pack items. Only allow individuals who are NOT sick to enter this room.

Ask people to donate boxes or bags for distribution, however it is recommend that you order.


DO not distribute in plastic bags, the CDC does not recommend plastic as the Covid-19 virus lives on plastic.

Establish a phone number or internet form for people who need a box delivered to them.

Have team members willing to deliver. These can be separate members from the sorting and cleaning team.

Have a set delivery time each week. Perhaps your church members will drive by the church on Tuesday evening at 5:00 and pick up packages to deliver.

IT IS IMPERATIVE that the gospel be included in every package. Use Gospel tracts.