Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.
“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” Galatians 6:2
We at ECCO were pleased to finally meet longtime sponsors of ECCO, Chris and Mary Ann, for the first time. Since 2002 this couple had heard of ECCO through word of mouth, and have been supporting our ministry on a regular basis since. We had such a nice visit and learned that we have a lot in common as far as our belief system.
Sheldon and Marie came for a weekend visit bringing a trailer load of goods for the thrift store including some furniture. At this time we have a porch full of furniture. Now how long that will last, I don’t know.
We had a great visit with the Starrs which included spending the evening of the Fourth at the home of Pastor Lloyd and Shannon Mullins. There were about 50 guests present and a good time and good food were enjoyed by all. Afterward Phillip Bentley and Clay Mullins thrilled us all with an awesome fireworks display.
Friday morning, a group from Kid’s Time visited the Meridzo Horse Farm at Blair Lake. Nine children and three adults were given a tour of the stables and pasture where horses, a donkey, a llama and her baby and a miniature horse are kept. I was most impressed with how organized and well kept the stables, tack rooms and overall area are. Farm manager Drew Baldwin was very good with the children explaining about each horse and answering their questions. Each child took turns brushing the miniature horse and later getting a ride.
I’m glad this organization chose our area to build the farm, as it only enhances our community. The following are a couple of events coming up at the horse farm and Blair Lake region. Shekinah Village, formerly Blair Lake, will host Vacation Bible School July 15 through July 17, 3 to 5 p.m. Registration is Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., K5 to 8th grade. Horse riding day camp begins July 31 and Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This includes grooming, crafts, riding and just plain fun. Call the stables at Creekside Glen, Meridzo Center Ministries, to reserve a spot for ages 5 and up at (606) 633-9680.
This week I’ll leave you with these words of wisdom. “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.”
Community bulletin board: Kid’s Time each Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO, Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up. Call 633-5015 for transportation. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets 11 a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at ECCO, all welcome. Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7 p.m., all welcome.
This week our prayer list includes: Bear Hissom, Roger Shelton, Linda Sturgill, Jewell Maggard, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.
Also to be lifted up in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq, the United States and Iraq, our president and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.
Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”