Good Morning America Features Covenanters

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PLUGERVILLE, TX (May 22, 2009) – Jack and Sandra Cochrun know what it is to lose almost everything. They know what it is to need assistance from a food pantry.

This morning, ABC’s Good Morning America featured the couple as part of its AmeriCAN series, which focuses on “ordinary people committing extraordinary acts of kindness and bravery.”

Sandra describes the crisis she and Jack experienced eight years ago when she lost her job, and her husband’s business was struggling. She told reporter Chris Cuomo, “We didn’t have a nest egg; we spent our nest egg. Looking back, I think that was God’s plan for us.”

The Cochruns, who are members of St. Barnabas the Encourager Evangelical Covenant Church in Round Rock, Texas, started their own pantry. The Storehouse of Austin now serves 35,000 people.

Although Jack struggles with emphysema, the couple still work full-time at the pantry. “What we’re doing is not a nice thing to do, it’s the right thing to do,” said Jack.

“I thought by now I’d have a $100,000-a-year job, but this is better,” Sandra added. “This is really better. It’s not about counting the beans. It’s about counting the people.”

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