Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
This is the most active time of the year for ECCO as we decorate and prepare our Christmas projects. Our home health personal care bags are finished and gone thanks to the prompt attention of ARH caseworker Tracy. She is such a sweetheart and we are so fond of her because she has so much concern for her patients. It is a joy to work with someone who shares our enthusiasm.
Sheldon and Steve have been busy building a much needed pump house. It’s under roof and should go quickly now. Steve has also been busy checking out two refrigerators that went down. Going online, he diagnosed one, ordered the part and it was a quick fix. We were not so lucky with the other; the compressor was shot.
We have our Christmas store open and filled with beautiful wreathes, ornaments, and all kinds of Christmas stuff at a great price. Check out the pictures on Facebook. Marie has her beautiful gift baskets made and Jan Galloway has been busy making decorative jars filled with candy. We’ll soon have our Christmas mugs filled with goodies to sell also.
A big thanks to Duane Beachey for steering some folks from Mississippi with 50 Thanksgiving turkeys our way. For a couple of months our TFAF, or as we call them commodities, have been very low or nonexistent and the turkeys were a welcome addition to the November 11 food boxes.
Three young men, college students, delivered them and when asked how they liked crossing Pine Mountain, they just laughed and said they got used to the mountains when working in Nicaragua this summer. Meeting young people like this restores one faith in the future generation.
With that I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. The best thing to spend on children is your time.
Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at ECCO’s Chapel at 6:00, all welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a friend. Bible study each Monday evening at 7:00 at ECCO, all welcome.
Our prayer list includes Ralph ‘Dudley’ Short, June Maggard, Gracie Mast, Leonard Smith, Gloria Beachey, Pearl Baker, Betty Maggard, David Combs, Carolyn and Garland Couch, Gay Sturgill, Hannah Burke, Betty Terry, Ted and Judy Corder, Don Brown, Marie Snell, Ruby Sturgill, Nora Walker and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in prayer those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war and the ministry of ECCO.
Until next time from the folks at ECCO, God bless.