E.C.H.O. Ministries is a united vision to “echo” the mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ by meeting the tangible needs of people in Benton County and surrounding communities.
E.C.H.O. is operated by volunteers from various area churches. Families and individuals in need of furniture and household items may call to make an appointment.
109 West 4th Street
Vinton, Iowa 52349
Monday – Thursday, 10 am – 2 pm or
FREEDOM & FULLNESS MINISTRY
Deliverance through Discipleship
Deliverance through discipleship is similar to what a sports physiologist does with athletes. He helps them gain greater performance out of their bodies, through assessing proper form and function.
Athletes have muscles. Christians have gifts. When those gifts are functioning healthy and in proper alignment, that is when Christians will feel their most fulfilled. (Romans 12:7 Prophet, Servant, Teacher, Exhorter, Giver, Leader, Mercy)
Just as sports physiologists rehabilitate athletes from injury or overuse, Christians can be affected by past wounds, experiences, failed expectations, or the scheme of the enemy. Any one of these can prevent their gift from being fully expressed.
We work with believers that struggle with habitual sin, lack of fulfillment or purpose in their life. Most have been faithfully attending church for years. However, many are not experiencing the fullness of life and freedom from sin that the Bible clearly states is available to all believers.
“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, And His children will have a Place of Refuge.” Proverbs 14:26
“Place of Refuge”
Women’s Transitional living Program
For women who are ready to rebuild their lives around Biblical principles.
Our volunteers help the participants:
– set goals
– feel more secure
– establish a stronger support system
Volunteers become an extended family by:
– providing transportation
– giving encouragement
– building relationships
Level 2 of the Transitional Living Program is for the limited and sole purpose of assisting participants in Level 1 to secure a rental lease agreement in Vinton, IA.
Iowa Abundant Life Ministries, Inc. holds the lease until the individual is able to sign the lease in their own name within three to six months.
Read the Des Moines Register Article by Ian Richardson on Homeless in Rural Iowa :In rural Iowa, homelessness is often an invisible issue. Here’s how Iowans are working to solve it.
Victoria Fink, Author and Inspirational Speaker, reveals her personal story of growing up as an illegitimate child, lost in the abyss of poverty, addiction and sexual abuse. Her passion in ministry is sharing the message of love, acceptance and freedom found through having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In her book, “Never A Child, Yet Always Cherished” Victoria recounts her story of humble beginnings. Born in a Salvation Army home for unwed mothers, she was sent as a newborn to live with her aunt, a mother of three and pregnant with a fourth child. At 33 months of age Victoria was abruptly removed from the stability of her aunt’s to go live with her newly married mother.
By the time she was six years old her mother had already divorced and remarried again. A dark life of isolation began; her new step-father started sexually abusing her immediately. For twenty years Victoria lived with the shameful secret before her journey of healing would begin.
Currently Victoria resides in the Midwest with her husband of 58 years. They have two married sons and six grandchildren. Together the couple has been active in pastoral care for over 40 of those years. Their current ministry involves public speaking and prayer, and includes several outreach programs. Victoria’s heart for hurting souls and her desire to help others has a remarkable impact on many lives.
To schedule Victoria for a speaking engagement call (319) 640-5051.
Abundant Life Ministries
Loel & Victoria Fink
408 B Ave, Ste A
Vinton, Iowa 52349