Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center
“ And when you stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25
In spite of the rain ECCO volunteers were able to finish the roof for a friend and family in our community. Chris, Doug, Steve, Mark, Millard, Sheldon and Leonard worked 12 hours installing a metal roof before the rain came. A small portion was covered with tarp until the rain ended in which time they finished the job. Check it out on ECCO’s Facebook page. Now when it rains this family won’t have to dash around placing pots and pans on the floor. Hats off to these fellows for all their hard work.
Today eight volunteers are painting the ECCO facility and again rain looms on the horizon. I prepared their lunch and dinner and put it in the frig, telling them to eat when they got hungry because I know they won’t quit until they have to.
I had a fun time this week with Diane Kilgore teaching her how to stress furniture. We stressed two shelves and a large oval mirror frame which we sold before the glaze dried. Diane plans to tackle a piano and I’m sure she’ll do fine because she seems to have a real talent for it.
One of the GED students really liked the look and is already involved in woodworking. I told them I would be happy to give a class on antiquing and stressing furniture, something I’ve been doing for years.
It is so good to have volunteer Joyce Gantner back. Joyce has been baby-sitting for the last few days and I’ve really missed her cheery smile and humble spirit. She helps keep me straight when things get crazy.
Thanks to the help of Lucinda, Joyce and Diane, we made over 100 food boxes for pantry day next week. I get tired all over again just thinking about it. At the end of the day, everyone had worked so hard, I told them I’d likely never see them again. I’m glad I was wrong.
I want to thank the Letcher County Food Pantry for donating six boxes of bananas to ECCO. It was very thoughtful of them to think of us, and quite a treat for a lot of folks.
With that I’ll close with this thought for the day. Two marks of a Christian: giving and forgiving.
Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at ECCO’s Chapel 6:00, all welcome, Bible study at ECCO’s community room Monday 7 p.m., all welcome, GED classes at ECCO’s community room Monday and Wednesday 1-4 p.m. — can start attendance any time, Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday of each month at 11 a.m. at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome, Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center at 6:30 p.m., come and bring a guest.
This week our prayer list includes Linda Kilbourne, Jean Hampton, Paul Mast, Charlie and Alma Day, Nancy Holler, Stephanie Estep, Betty Maggard, Allen Profitt, Ruth Halcomb, Garland and Carolyn Couch, Gay Sturgill, Pearl Baker Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Don Brown, Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Roger Shelton, Ruby Sturgill, Juniata Boggs, Phyllis Boggs and Brenda Gross.
Also lift up in prayer all those struggling with alcohol and drug addictions, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, Israel and the Middle East, 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.