HOW GOD BEGAN EVER REACHING COMMUNITY OUTREACH
In 2012, a nearby family of 5 was in dire need and facing foreclosure. The father was battling diabetes; had lost several toes; and was about to lose part of his foot; and the mom was legally blind. They had found a place to live but repairs were desperately needed. A small group of us reached out to help and, when the news spread about the project, other churches, businesses and individuals joined in the effort.
While working on the project, we were made aware of another family in need, and then another, and then another.... To learn the needs were so great in our own 'backyard' and neighboring communities was astounding. We realized God had opened our eyes to see our mission field; that we needed to "get off our pews" and do something; to start living out who we claimed to be as Christians; and to become "doers of the Word, and not hearers only." (James 1:22)
Since that time, Ever Reaching Community Outreach ("ERCO") has, by the grace of God and the support of many, grown into a sizeable grassroots movement that now serves as a food pantry, feeding thousands each year from up to 15 Mississippi counties; a donation center with free clothes, housewares, furniture and, at times, appliances; a resource network partnering with multiple organizations to collaboratively work together to meet needs; and a provider of hope by showing Christ's love and sharing the message of hope and faith in Jesus Christ.
We would sincerely appreciate your support - whether through prayers, financial donations, physical donations and/or volunteering. Please help us continue reaching out to help those in need.