When we began planning for the 2016 Great Grill Off this spring and working through our vision for the event, Psalm 34:8 came to mind. “Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
Our prayer for June 12 is that those who step onto the CCHO Campus will feel welcomed and taste the overwhelming sense of peace many here have tasted before. As guests visit the campus, we often hear phrases like, “It just seems so peaceful here” or “There’s just something different about this place”. We believe that’s no accident but rather a result of one of God’s promises.
In Philippians 4:6-9 God’s word instructs, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” CCHO and the kids we serve have been lifted up in prayer for decades. Our dedicated staff and volunteers have sensed these prayers on a daily basis. They have been sustaining and life-giving. Our Encompass Centers throughout NE Ohio have also been a place where children and families have found Christ-centered inner peace. Truly – God’s love knows no boundaries!
So… on June 12 come TASTE & SEE. Sure – you’ll taste the great burgers and side dishes, enjoy ice cream, snow cones, and popcorn. But beyond the great meal and fun times we hope you’ll get a sense of how special this mission really is, meet some of our leaders, and be a blessing to our children on campus.