About Eighth Rising


Eighth Rising began as a personal blog that offered a real life account of how God transformed the lives of Frank and Karen Lodato, first as individuals – then as a family.  We were just two people that were broken and bruised by life who allowed God to take control and redeem, and were then brought together in marriage.  We wanted others to see that “though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again” (Proverbs 24:16).

A short time later, God began speaking to us about serving His people in a greater capacity.  After months of looking for a community outreach to get involved in, we were inspired by a friend to do it ourselves.

We long to see James 1:27 come to life within our community.

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”

Eighth Rising Ministries works with volunteers, donors, and local businesses to provide support to the widows, orphans, and single parents of our community and the world.