Boxer to speak at prayer breakfast

DOWNEY - Born-again Christian and professional boxer Ebo Elder will be the guest speaker at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast scheduled for Oct. 21 at the Rio Hondo Event Center.Elder won a silver medal at the 1998 Goodwill Games and turned pro in 2000. His record currently stands at 22-3, with 14 wins coming by knock out. Elder and his wife, Amy, were married three weeks after high school graduation but they divorced two years later. During their divorce, Elder fell into a pattern of drug and alcohol abuse that took him near suicide. Elder, however, became a born-again Christian and overcame his addictions. He and Amy have been remarried for eight years and have four daughters. The prayer breakfast, now in its 25th year, begins at 7 a.m. Tickets are $15 and are available by writing to Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, P.O. Box 279, Downey, CA 90241. Checks should be made out to "Mayor's Prayer Breakfast." For more information, call James Van Lengen at (562) 310-1335.

********** Published: October 7, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 25