PROVIDING HELP AND HOPE
FOR OLDER ADULTS IN NEED
Proverbs 25:25 (MSG) says: Like a cool drink of water when you’re worn out and weary is a letter from a long-lost friend.
Hopefully you don't consider us here at Elder Orphan Care "long-lost friends" but it has been a while since we've sent a newsletter! We've been busy, as you'll see! We pray that what you read below will be refreshment to your soul and excitement to your spirit!
ROLL 'N' STROLL
FOR ELDER ORPHAN CARE!
FRIENDS LOCAL TO CONCORD, NC: PLEASE JOIN US ON OCTOBER 16! FRIENDS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD CAN REGISTER TO DO A VIRTUAL STOCKING STROLL, FUN RUN OR 5K WHEREVER YOU ARE!
Would you like to register a car for the Auto Show? Be a vendor? Sign up for the 5K, Fun Run, or Stroll?
Click HERE to register or for more information!
Romania Kitchen Project Update!
Mircea and Dana Badea shared during our Anniversary Celebration about their need to have a fully functioning, well-equipped kitchen in which to prepare meals for the over 100 older adults in their care. We immediately knew that our donors would want to be involved in making this happen, and we were right!
Soon donations designated for the Kitchen Project started coming, and our excitement grew! When EOC board chair, Janna Syester, and Kim Jackson, our director, began a 14 day trip to raise the additional $20,000 needed, their "bold prayer" was asking God to provide that sum through faithful donors over the two week time frame. But God didn't answer that prayer . . . instead, ONE amazing couple handed Kim a check for . . . $20,000! (Yes, she was speechless, if you can believe that!)
Mark Batterson says, "God honors bold prayers because bold prayers honor God." We were overwhelmed to think God honored what we thought was bold by doing something BEYOND BOLD that absolutely HONORS HIM to the max!
When we skyped with our friends in Romania to tell them the amazing news, Dana burst into tears and began praising God for His provision!
Plans are being drawn up to use the building in the photos above as the foundation for the kitchen. It's on a farm, near the greenhouse, by a pond for fishing, and near one of the care homes. Perfect! We are grateful for everyone who has given to the Kitchen Project and we are excited to give you updates in the days to come!
FOOD & SUPPLY PANTRY!
Our friends at He's Alive Church in Kannapolis have generously given us space to use as our Food and Supply Pantry! Thanks to them, a variety of grants, your donations, and volunteers who shop for and deliver perishable items, this is one more way Elder Orphan Care is able to bring help and hope to our older friends in Cabarrus and Rowan counties of North Carolina.
Did you know that Hello, Hope! by EOC's Director, Kim Jackson, can be purchased on Amazon? (Click HERE to do so!) And if you have chosen Elder Orphan Care as your Amazon Smile Charity, EOC will receive a double blessing! There is also a facebook page for Hello, Hope! which contains all 30 devotions PLUS photographs that illustrate the stories. We are so grateful for all the encouragement we've received regarding Hello, Hope! and we're happy to tell you that Kim has begun writing the next 30 stories! Stay tuned!
Elder Orphan Care Board of Directors and Staff, from left: Eric Calloway, Ann Wayne, Kim Jackson, Janna Syester, Tammy Blackburn, Jessye Zahn, Emily Evans, Randy Bass. (not pictured: Ellen Sheets)
Photo by Elaine Helton
We thank God for everyone who made Elder Orphan Care's Ten Year Anniversary event such a wonderful celebration! Thank you to all of you who took time to let us know you watched and were blessed! We were overwhelmed at what seemed like a "cast of thousands", both in front of the cameras and behind them, all sharing of their skills to help us brag on God and His faithfulness! If you haven't had the opportunity to watch yet, no worries: View EOC's Anniversary Celebration HERE››
Elder Orphan Care Volunteers in Action!
We are so grateful for our wonderful volunteers who are bringing help and hope to our older neighbors in Cabarrus and Rowan Counties of North Carolina! We thank God for each and every person (whether we can get a photo of them in action or not!) who give of their time and talents to be a blessing!
After a hospital stay, Sylvia was more than ready for a haircut! Volunteer Cheryl drove a distance to Sylvia's home to use her skills to cut Sylvia's hair, and create this smile! Lookin' good, friends!
Our dear friend Shirley needed a ramp built, and thanks to amazing volunteers like Ray (pictured with Shirley) and a great group of guys (in the large photo above) she has it!
We love bringing generations together, and Alma and volunteer Isaiah are a perfect match! He loves to read and she loves to listen and encourage! Win, Win!
Does your company offer a matching gift program?
EOC is currently receiving matching funds from Bank of America,
Duke Energy, and Black & Decker (through Benevity).
We would love to assist you in making your donations "go farther"!
Our Contact Information
Elder Orphan Care
349-L Copperfield Blvd Box 211
Concord, NC 28025
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