O.T.E.S. ( Operation Temporary Emergency Shelter) is a program
birthed by God, to provide shelter for men, women and children, all
of them being His people. This program is to provide shelter in times
of disaster, war and/ or displacement. If we are to help, I would
refer you to Mathew 25: vs 31 to 46 where Christ tells us "when
you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and
sisters, you were doing it to me."
The shelter could be used
for a short time, or stay for a longer duration. These buildings
are modular, they can be assembled on any level ground, and then
disassembled, moved and reused for any purpose. While the initial
purpose was for family dwellings, even medical and surgical consideration
would work. Store supplies and other necessary services could operate
from within these buildings. Church services would be aptly served.
The uses are wide open, while the wind, rain and snow would stay
The heart of this ministry is based on helping others in a time
of true need. Christ must be shown as the core of the program, for
what we do for them, we do for Him as well!! As was written in Jeremiah
10: vs 19 and 20, "My wound is desperate, and my grief is great
... My home is gone , and no one left to help me rebuild it...".
The NIV states in Isaiah 58: vs 7 "is it not to share your
food with the hungry, and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-
when you see the naked, to clothe him, and not to turn away from
your own flesh and blood".
We, in North America, have been blessed immensely! When much is
given, much is expected. We have an abundance of God's grace, and
we should start to share some of His hope, grace and mercy to those
who can not see it now!
Please pray for this ministry, and help us to show Christ at work
through His people here.
|May God bless you.