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Democratic Republic of Congo Sept 2018

Operation 29:11 has been supporting Johnson Kipesse in the Democratic Republic of Congo for several years.  Johnson has been working on establishing gardens.

Here is what he said in his last report.

"Changing lives of million persons is a hard engagement of some generous persons who has compassion of some people in hard situation. Organizations started with simple actions and today are global organizations, due to their engagement, goals and determination trust we will reach there, A DREAM FOR ME, A WISH FOR OPERATION 29:11."

CLick here for his report

Democratic Republic of Congo Gardens May 2018

Operation 29:11 has been supporting Johnson Kipesse in the Democratic Republic of Congo for several years.  Johnson has been working on establishing gardens.

Here is what he said in his last report.

"It was on Tuesday April 24th 2018 when I meet Maman THASI the Team Leader of a group of 15 persons, men and women, she was very happy to receive seeds, it was a pedagogic step in Agriculture with one Agriculture Engineer and two trainers from Goma University"

Click here for his report

May 2018 Distribution Trip

May Distribution Trip 5/15-5/19/2018

Collaboration Group:  Operation 29:11, Wings of Faith, Giving Children Hope, Native American Emergency Relief.  All of these organizations are based in Southern California.

Event Workers:  Randy & Pam Williams (Operation 29:11), Jim Yost (Wings of Faith), Gasteiger Family (Jeff, Debby, Matthew, Michael) (Wings of Faith), Eric Luhmann (Wings of Faith / Operation 29:11), Kristy Scott (Native American Emergency Relief), Mona Reibold (Native American Emergency Relief)

Items Provided:  Beverages, Cleaning Supplies, Clothing, Food, Household Items, Hygiene Products, Laundry Supplies, Miscellaneous Items, Newborn Boxes, Produce, Spiritual Items, Tools, and Toys

Event:

The collaboration group had 2 semi loads delivered on 5/15 and 5/16 in preparation for event along with Operation 29:11 bring a 14 foot trailer full of items. 

27 Organizations were scheduled to come to the Wings of Faith Hanger/Warehouse at the Holbrook AZ Airport on Thursday 5/18 and Friday 5/19 and pick up items. The organizations provide assistance to the Navajo Reservation, Hopi Reservation, Fort Apache Reservation and San Carlos Reservation.  The area covered by these groups goes from Tonalea, AZ (North) to San Carlos, AZ (South) and from Cameron, AZ (West) to Laguna, NM (East). See map picture with pinpoints for each of the organizations on the Operation 29:11 Gallery.

We were able to distribute 740 items which represent items packed in cases to individual items.  The total amount of people served by these 27 organizations is 7,378!  This is our largest distribution to date. One of our concerns was we wouldn't have enough items for everyone especially those driving a long distance. God is so good and we had plenty!

Along with the distribution of items, Randy was conducting discussions with various groups on the garden project Operation 29:11 has been involved with at Sherman Indian High School in Riverside California. He was seeking feedback on changes needed to be done due to the different climate in Arizona and New Mexico. He has some great discussions and will be moving forward with setting up a project to implement on the reservation(s).

On Thursday 5/18 Toni from The Tribune Newspaper came out and interviewed the workers on what was going on.  She was very excited about the garden discussion that was happening and the Newborn Outreach boxes that she will do additional stories over the summer.

During a lull in groups coming in on Thursday afternoon, the team sorted tomatoes and eggplants pulling out the bad ones. Matthew and Michael Gasteiger made a Tomato Family out of some of the bad ones. The items being discarded were not tossed in the trash but local farmer came and picked up to feed his livestock.

We had 54 Newborn Outreach boxes for this distribution which brings us to 654 completed and delivered.  We continue to get requests for more boxes.  

To see pictures from this trip, go to our gallery.

Our support of Democratic Republic of Congo Gardens

Operation 29:11 has been supporting Johnson Kipesse in the Democratic Republic of Congo for several years.  Johnson has been working on establishing gardens.

Here is what he said in his last report.

"My thankful to you my family and would like to let you know that orphans aren't starving for we started with agriculture program, we beg for you to continue to support this program as you are doing, the impact of your monthly donation is changing lives of million persons."

Click here for his report

Jan 2018 Texas Mission Trip

Trip:  Left Anaheim, California 12/30/2017 at 6 AM and returned to Anaheim, California on 1/7/2018 at 7:35 PM.
 
 The team travelled approximately 3,300 miles Anaheim, California to Vidor, Texas and back.
 
Team:  5 Adults and 10 Youth
 
Organizations:  Operation 29:11 and Magnolia Baptist Church
 
Team spent 4 days of travel and 5 days of working.  Their first day of work was New Year's Day.  The weather was in the 20's during the day the first 3 days and then it started to warm up to the 40's.
 
Team painted inside of Helen Stanton's (84 yr.) home the first 3 days and the next 2 days the group painted the remodeled bathrooms at the location that will be used for additional teams coming to Vidor
 
Gary and his grandsons are dry walling the Nehemiah's Vision job control office at The Mission Center of First Baptist Church Vidor, Texas.

We were able to take a tailer full of household items, computers, printers, diapers and food to them.  They were so excited to receive the items and asked when we could come back again.
 
The trip was a success and the team covered a lot of miles in the 4 days of travel to/from Texas.

See gallery for pictures from the trip

October 2017 Distribution Trip

Distribution Trip - October 18-21, 2017 - Operation 29:11, Wings of Faith and Giving Children Hope

God has blessed us with so many supplies that we needed a semi-truck again to take it all over to hanger/warehouse in Holbrook AZ.  The team arrived at different times but all were there by Thursday mid-morning.  Unfortunately Christine from Giving Children Hope was not able to join us as she had planned.
 
On Thursday we spent the day organizing the supplies to see what we had.  Then we made up pallets for the groups that were coming on Friday & Saturday based on their Needs Assessment we did in May.
 
On Friday the guys from Wings of Faith (Jim, Konrad, Jeff) stayed in Holbrook. They had several groups coming in for pickups.  As each group came in they were tasked to review their Need Assessment and provide any updates, sign some paperwork acknowledging items could not be sold and then loading their supplies.  If they had extra room in their truck/trailer they were given the opportunity to take additional items.  Randy & Pam from Operation 29:11 sent up to Kaibeto, AZ to Pure Heart Baptist Church to make a delivery of supplies and then to Tuba city, AZ to deliver a sewing machine, cabinet and supplies to Lucy.  Lucy has waited two years for us to get her a sewing machine.  Amongst her suppliers were boxes of fabric.  She will take this fabric and share it with the grandmas in the area.
 
On Saturday we were all at the hanger/warehouse in Holbrook for the group of organizations that were scheduled to come in that day.  The same process was used that the Friday organizations used.  After all the pickups were done, it was time to load our trailer up with cardboard and cleaning supplies that needed to go back to California.  
 
On Sunday we all headed back to California.  The guys from Wings of Faith flew home while Randy and I drove home.  Had a bit of a problem when the shrink wrap was coming off the pallet of water loaded in the bed of the truck but found a store and purchased Gorilla tape to hold it until we got home.
Very successful trip, check out our gallery to see the pictures from the trip.
 
God Bless

Newborn Outreach Volunteer Opportunity

Due to the popularity of the newborn boxes, I am seeking people to help with this ministry. 

We need to make 4 boxes a week to meet our current demand. I am looking for a monthly commitment big or small.  We have different areas of help needed so find one that works with gifts/passions. You can view our Newborn Outreach web page to see what exactly is in the box.  Size of items is very important due to the size of box we are using.
 
Here are ways you can help:
1.  Sew (I will provide material)
2.  Purchase items
3.  Crochet / Knit
4.  Monthly monetary donation

YOU can make a difference in a baby's life and in the life of his/her mother!

To sign up, please go to our Contact page andin the comments section tell me how you would like to serve and your monthly commitment amount.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitant to contact us.

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Collobrative Event May 2017

Our first collaborative distribution event with Giving Children Hope and Wings of Faith was a big success.
 
On Friday 5/5 Jim Yost (Wings of Faith) flew over so he could be there when the semi-truck load (yes semi-truck) of items was delivered to the hanger/warehouse in Holbrook AZ. 
 
On Sunday 5/7 Dave Kirsch (Operation 29:11), Christine Sanchez (Giving Children Hope), Randy Williams (Operation 29:11) and I (Operation 29:11) drove over to Holbrook, AZ.  Dave and Christine were pulling the Operation 29:11 trailer packed with more items.
 
On Monday 5/8 Jeff (Wings of Faith), Konrad (Wings of Faith) and Mark (videographer from Hawaii) flew in and joined us in getting our trailer unloaded and everything organized in the warehouse for the next day.
 
On Tuesday 5/9 we arrived early to set up for the event.  Mother Nature decided we needed to have some rain which continued all the way to the end of the event and she even threw in some hail and wind.  People starting arriving way before the event was to start so we put them to work helping us set up tables/chairs.  As people came in, we had them sign in, gave them a Thank You goodie bag and handed them a Needs Assessment sheet that we asked them to fill out and turn in before they left.
 
At 11:30 we started the event which included the hanger/warehouse dedication, lunch and then distribution of product.  Konrad (Wings of Faith) was our MC for the event.  He opened up with some information about the event.  First up was the hanger/warehouse dedication where we had three different people pray.  First was Pastor Bob Seymour (Native American Missions Support) who said a prayer in English, next was Veldon Clendon (Hope Center Ministries) who said a prayer in Apache and then Allen Woody (Thoreau Outreach) who said a prayer in Navajo.
 
After the dedication was complete, we provided lunch for everyone and a time to get to know each other.  We had about 75 people from 25 organizations not including the 9 of us hosting the event.


Once lunch was complete, the gathering, inventorying and loading up of the items was done.  This was a bit tricky since it was raining out and the center of the warehouse was set up with table and chairs.  The different organizations were told to walk the perimeter of the warehouse and gather up the items they could use and find a place in the center to make their pile.  Part way thru this process we had to remove as many of the tables and chairs as we could.  Once the organization had what they needed they one of us would do the inventory on what they were taking then they would work on getting it loaded into their vehicle/truck/trailer and hopefully not get soaked while doing that.
 
It was a great day even if it was a bit of chaotic at times.  We were able to get into the hands of those who could distribute the items to those in need.
 
Check out our gallery for pictures from the event.

Oct 2016 Humanitarian Relief Trip

Our October distribution trip is underway.  Randy left today for the warehouse in Holbrook, Arizona. 
 
Erik (Operation Love) picked up food and helped Randy to unload the trailer and get things ready for the other groups.
 
Today Ronald & Bensen with the Forgotten People) met him at the warehouse with two trucks and picked up food, hygiene supplies, clothing, winter coats/jackets, building supplies and two Kerosene heaters.
 
Pastor Seymour will be picking up food, baby boxes (4), winter coats/jackets, Heros Deserve Help provided 12 computers and 2 printers for the Hopi school (Thank You Nat Miller).
 
Deborah (Hope Center) will be picking up food.
 
Tomorrow Randy will be delivering items to Pastor Bowling (Gallup, NM).  The load includes picked up food, hygiene supplies, clothing, winter coats/jackets, building/plumbing supplies, tires, one computer for school, computer/printer supplies, children’s books, and garage sale items used to support school.
 
On Wednesday Randy will be delivering items to Pastor Stan Pure Heart Bible Church in Kaibeto, AZ.  The load includes food, Newborn Outreach boxes (30), hygiene, bleach, shoes, winter clothing, child/youth jackets, new womens vest/jackets, medical supplies for medical clinic in Mexico that they support.

Velma in Thoreu New Mexico is picking up food.

May 2016 Humanitarian Relief Delivery Trip

Randy left on 5/2 for Arizona with an interesting variety of items for the reservations. The load included computers, large  multi-machines (printer, fax, scan), pineapple juice, macaroni & cheese, bleach, cliff bars, Styrofoam plates, bowls etc to feed the homeless, Dove chocolate and baby boxes.  The food was provided by our partners Feed The Children and Giving Children Hope.

On 5/3 World Emergency Relief provided Operation 29:11 with nearly 42,000 lbs. of fresh produce this week. The load was split between our Holbrook facility and Wildcat Christian Academy in Gallup NM.  It contained tomatoes, yellow squash and green peppers.

Randy made deliveries 5/3-5/5 to Native American Christian Academy (formerly Sun Valley Indian School) in Sun Valley, Arizona,  The Hope Center in Whiteriver, Arizona, Wildcat Christian Academy in Gallup, New Mexico, and to Pure Heart in Kaibeto,Arizona.   The delivery to The Hope Center included items for the San Carlos Apache reservation and they will pick up from The Hope Center.

The computers & multi-machines (printer, fax, scan) went to Native American Christian Academy. There were twenty refurbished computers to update their computer lab along with two of the four refurbished color multi-machines . The other two multi-machines will be delivered with a month to them (no room on trailer this trip).  Operation 29:11 provided the original computers still in operation in 2007. The new replacements were provided by our partner Nat Miller and Heroes Deserve Help.

Go to our Gallery page for more pictures, click on Gallery then Misc Pictures 2016

God has blessed us with so many things to take that Randy will be returning in 2-4 weeks to deliver another load because we are overflowing with items that partners and people have donated.  THANK YOU to all who make this possible! 

Outreach ministry of ICS Strategic Partners, Inc.
ICS Strategic Partners is a Public Benefit 501(c)(3) non-profit California corporation, incoporated in 2010.