Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.
Don’t be teamed with those who do not love the Lord . . . How can a Christian be a partner with one who doesn’t believe? 2 Corinthians 6:14,15 TLB
There has been a flurry of activity at ECCO as we’ve continued with our jam making since we’ve had so much rhubarb given to us this spring. I also managed to make four batches of peanut butter fudge.
Recently one of ECCO’s volunteers, Liz Sturgill, made a visit with the Ovenfork Senior Citizens to the Eastern Kentucky Veterans Center. She returned home filled with great compassion for the men and women who have given so much to our country. She asked me if there was something ECCO could do to show our appreciation of them. After making a call to the recreation program supervisor, I was happy to learn they were most receptive to our wanting to do something for our veterans on a regular basic. Because of the compassion Liz felt for these brave souls, we at ECCO are very pleased to reach out to another organization.
It is indeed a welcome sight to see the young people in our community planting flowers and taking an interest in making our community more beautiful. Arlie Boggs Elementary School received a donation of flowers and shrubs from Cumberland River Coal Co., as well as a mini grant from the Letcher County Conservation Office to buy and plant additional flower and shrubs to beautify the school. Marie from the Resource Center is grateful to Lester Cornett for picking up the flowers and mulch on his own time.
The ECCO Story Time preschoolers have also been busy planting flowers. They happily planted petunias in the garden box under the birdhouse at ECCO. Could there be a more lovely sight this spring than to see children ages three and up planting flowers? I don’t think so.
Thought for the day: “I make it a rule of Christian duty never to go to a place where there is no room for my Master as well as myself.”
Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633-4948. The Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station. Volunteers are welcome. The Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest.
This week our prayer list includes Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Vickie Hudgins, Stephanie Estep, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Rodney Sturgill, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Pastor Lloyd Mullins, Beryl Brown, Carroll Sumpter, Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, and Tony 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, the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war and the ministry of ECCO.
You may contact us by writing to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia Ky. 40826; our e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Until next week from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”