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Why Ebenezer?

Updated: Nov 21, 2020

I've been asked, why "Ebenezer"? This organization didn't start with paperwork, lawyers, college, or dreams of getting out of a regular job. It started out of frustration, vision and prayer. As I've tried to draw nearer to God, so that I can ensure that I'm doing His will rather than my own, I've participated in bible studies and tried to get into scripture more.

While I was participating in a bible study, about a week after our first visit to the property, I encountered what I thought was a really cool way to describe what I believe is going to happen. It was from a study on the You Version bible app and related to a book called Chase the Lion, by Mark Batterson. A screenshot from the study is attached.

In the book, he encourages us to pursue God sized dreams, and I took a screen shot from the study, below. He's referring to 1 Samuel 7:12. "Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, 'Thus far the LORD has helped us.'"

I also found an awesome description that puts the verse into context, attached below. Please check it out. God helps His people in what appears to be hopeless situations. We can't wait to see Him work, using ECLC.

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