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Much work has been done on new addition

Greetings from the hills and valleys of Eolia and Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

Be strong and courageous, and act; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. 1 Chronicles 28:20 NASB

Much work has been going on at ECCO with the foundation and blocks completed for the new addition. Everyone involved has worked very hard and we appreciate their efforts.

We also received a load of cookie dough and cakes from ARM. Thanks to Myrel Lewis for making the pick up for us. Because of the warn temperatures and lack of freezer space, we had to distribute the cookie dough as quickly as possible. Hopefully when we receive another shipment our walk-in freezer will be ready, giving us more time to distribute our donations more equally.

This lovely warm weather is so enjoyable, especially seeing and chatting with the neighbors as they work on their swimming pool or weed the garden. Tony can hardly keep the bird feeders filled with the many birds we have this year. I’m going to have to get my bird book out since there is a variety of new ones I don’t recognize.

Seeing Judy Maggard at the thrift store, she asked that we remember in prayer her son-in-law, Sergeant Mac Wyning, stationed in Iraq. She says his family, especially his wife, is very worried about him. We ask you pray not only for Mac, but all our courageous soldiers.

Thought for the week “All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.”

News from the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center by Jewell Maggard:

“Hi, seniors. Hope everyone had a wonderful week seeing all the Lord’s beauty.

“The senior citizens centers of Letcher County attended the senior games held at Hazard where we all had a wonderful time. Linda Curry won second place in spin casting. Ruby won first place in basketball, second place in shuffleboard and second place in golf. Elaine and I didn’t win anything but we still had fun.

“Linda and Johnny Curry visited their three daughters and families in Ohio. Ruby Adams took a shopping trip with her three granddaughters. Jean Hunsucker went to church at Totz, where her grandson, Brand Howard, preached.

“Marvin and I had friends visit from Leitchfield. We took them for a hike to Bad Branch Falls and later we had dinner at Pine Mountain Grill.

“I was thinking how sometimes we get so tired and a 20- minute break will revive us. It’s the same when we take time to spend with the Lord in prayer or reading His word. We can feel spiritually revived and great peace. Read 2 Thessalonians 3:16

“Senior prayer list is: Jean Hunsucker, Iona Scott, Lila Collier, Norma Rhymer, Sue Cook and Geneva Tolliver.”

Community bulletin board: Rockvine Baptist Church youth meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. The bus will run – call 633-4948. Eolia Community Park meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. All are welcome. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department. meets at 11a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge Station. Volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest. ECCO’s thrift store open M-WF 10-2 and the first Saturday of each month 12-2 by Shelly Folley. All are welcome. ECCO’s cookbook Mountain Tastes & Treasures available by sending $13 to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826.

This week our prayer list includes: Gale Surber, Milburn McKnight, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Randy Niece, Dorothy Nease, Lucy Maggard, Ralph Crane, Doug Bird, 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. Until next time from the folks at ECCO “God Bless.”

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