'Tiny churches with huge hearts' assist Eastern Ky center


CANNONSBURG, Ky. (KT) – Three small Northeastern Kentucky churches reached out to an eastern Kentucky ministry with more than $1,500 worth of non-perishable food items last week.

The Freda Harris Baptist Center, which serves a low-income area in Lookout, Kentucky, was facing empty pantries until Liberty Baptist Church, Wolfe Creek Baptist Church and Rush Baptist Chapel came to their aid.

Dicky Tiller, the pastor at Liberty, said he has a burden for the small center after hearing from an Appalachian regional missionary about the need.

“There’s a lot of need there,” Tiller said. “The need is food. I called the center to ask how we can help them. They said ‘Praise the Lord! We prayed that somebody would call! Funds are spent and pantries are empty and we are turning away families that are hungry.’’’

That was enough for Tiller to mobilize a food drive for the center.

“The urgency in her voice (at the center) told the story,” Tiller said. “I called three churches and the church responded. It was a God thing because it happened so quickly.  People gave from their home pantries and emptied their church pantries.

“We are three little churches with huge hearts.”

They loaded up vans with stacks of food and other non-perishables for the center.

“They need other things too like kids clothing and anything for babies,” Tiller said.

The pastor said his church would put Freda Harris Baptist Center high on their mission priority at Liberty.

“We’re going to set up a date in October to take them some more food,” Tiller said. “God has put them on my heart. We need to reach out and help these brothers and sisters who are hurting.”


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