Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honour him.” Psalm 91:15.
It’s good to see our dear friends Sheldon and Marie safely return to ECCO from their visit to Pennsylvania with family and friends. Each year in their hometown they participate in a meat canning program where with several volunteers who help can turkeys to be distributed around the world. ECCO and the Whitesburg Food Pantry have been the recipients of this canned meat for several years now. It is a most welcomed item to our food boxes.
While in Chambersburg, Sheldon pulled a muscle in his leg, so remember him in your prayers. Eolia
We enjoyed a visit with friends Don and Florence last week. Don always brings me a goodie, and this time it was brown butter cookies. After returning home to Pennsylvania, Don called asking everyone to pray for the family that lost their seven children to a house fire. Don and Florence live in the same farming community as this family and are acquainted with them.
With spring approaching and the temperatures rising, so is the enthusiasm for Bible study. Last week we had 16 people, and welcome all to join us each Monday evening at 7 p.m. at the ECCO community room. Dave Hammond and Rick Hunter take turns teaching and they both do a great job.
ECCO now has an offi cial presence on the web. Goodgiving.net., which is sponsored by the Bluegrass Foundation, showcases non-profit organizations who work in Kentucky. The website describes ECCO’s programs, details our finances, and has other information. Check us out.
Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m., ECCO is happy to have Veterinarian Kellie Bradford visit us from Florida giving exams to cats and dogs, checking for fleas, giving shots, worm treatments, etc. The best part is — it’s all free of charge. That’s right, free. Kellie does this as part of his Christian witness to others. Through the years at ECCO I continue to be humbled and amazed at the way the Lord sends His people to help those in need.
With that I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: The heart is the happiest with it beats for others.
Community bulletin board: Eolia Youth Group meets each Thursday evening at 5:30 p.m. at ECCO community room for ages 8 to 18. Bible study each Monday evening at 7p.m. at ECCO community room. Kid’s Time each Friday at 10 a.m. at ECCO community room. Good News Club each Wednesday at Eolia Mission for ages 3 and up, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge fire station at 11 a.m., volunteers welcome. Partridge’s Lion’s Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center, come and bring a guest.
This week our prayer list includes: Stephanie Estep, Sheldon and Marie Starr, Ruth Halcomb, Billy Dixon, Kathy Morton, Gary Gaithner, Johnny Maggard, Lois and Columbus Sturgill, Nora Walker, Don Brown, June Maggard, Ralph Nease, Lucy Maggard, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in your prayers victims of the earthquake in Japan, our military troops all around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the conflict in the Middle East, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.
Until next week from the folks at ECCO, God bless.