Community in the Face of Tragedy
A short, concise, yet powerfully inspirational book, Community in the Face of Tragedy: Eleanor’s
House takes readers on a journey of humanitarian care and practical living out of the gospel. In
a world that can seem overwhelmingly unkind at times, this true story will rekindle hope and
remind readers that we all have to take care of each other.
Ken Penner relates the true story of Eleanor, an older lady who lives alone in the Bulkley Valley
in northwestern British Columbia. Tragically, a fire destroys her home, and the lack of insurance
coverage and government aid threaten to leave her destitute. But when her compassionate neighbours decide to rise to Jesus Christ’s challenge to “do unto others,” miracles start to occur, and God’s provision proves to be astounding.
Those associated with Eleanor’s house will cherish this record of memories, and those who only
meet her in its pages will be encouraged to step out in faith and bless their neighbours too. A
wonderful testimony to the power and love of God working through His people!
Ken Penner resides in the beautiful Bulkley Valley of Northwestern British Columbia, Canada. He is happily married; he and his wife Eunice have three children and six grandchildren.
Ken had the honour of being a small part of the amazing work of God expressed through the response of a compassionate community, as recorded in the pages of this book. Though he recorded the events with pen and ink, God is the true Authour. May all the glory go to God and Him alone!
Ken enjoys writing, is a regular contributor to local newspapers and has written numerous articles for other publications over the years. This is his first book to be published.
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