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From Our Readers

We are always grateful to read your thoughts on Echoes and the work of the H. E. Butt Foundation. Below are a few of the things you shared with us in response to the last issue, social media posts, and last year’s community survey.

@divness Beautiful Lady. Still love all the quotes scattered about the property.

@gardopiagardens What a legacy that has been created!

@deborahrogers We love Olga, her poetry, and this beautiful piece!!

@returningtojoypodcast This is beautiful!!!!!!

@intermezzogallery I love Olga and her poetry so very much! To hear her read again! Thank you thank you for this. And going back and forth with the Bishop’s speech from 1978 is a beautiful tapestry woven with the photos … this is exceptional.

@chand777 Thank you for sharing Olga—you are such a beautiful soul!

@madremccall3 Thank LLYC for creating safe and healthy places for everyone! Proud of Anna!

@magnificent_hil Love this!

@mama.razzi.24 Amen! And may this be a season of repair and restoration for our communities and our country.

@nacho.leigh.gray Psalm 19 The heavens declare the glory of God and the sky above proclaims his handiwork Happy Easter.

Diana Osborne I wanted to take a moment to share with you how excited I am to learn about your new nonprofit [The Congregational Collective]. When I started reading about the mission, my first thought was, “yes! this is so needed!” I feel that it is a brilliant idea and cannot imagine a better group of people to start pushing this forward. Congratulations. I can’t wait to hear more about the project.

Andres Garza. Wowwwwww, David. As a pastor of more than 25 years in ministry, I can celebrate this initiative [The Congregational Collective] because there is a big need. Thank you very much for doing that, and I really hope we could have this impact in Monterrey, Mexico. God bless you and congratulations for this great idea.


Neighbors on the Margins

68% of survey respondents said supporting people living on the margins was a top priority for their faith communities.

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Participants in our 2023 community survey from Austin gathered to discuss the pressing needs in their community.

Your Number One Concern: Mental Wellness

44% of survey respondents said mental health services need the most attention in their community.

Communities Need Help. Can Churches Be The Bridge?

Only 44% of survey respondents said they feel their faith communities are doing enough to help locals in need, compared to 80% in 2019.