Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life; in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11.
After all the holiday festivities it’s a very quiet time at ECCO as we gear up for another year.
During the time the thrift store was closed, Amy has painted our shelves a cheerful green. It’s amazing how paint can brighten up a room.
Maybe it’s because I’m getting older and slower, but it seemed this year we had more going on at Christmas than usual. I’m so thankful for the loyal volunteers who helped make it happen.
Saving Grace Homeless Shelter is now a reality. Homes Inc. is leasing us a facility that will house 10 beds at Goose Creek in Neon. The lease is now being prepared by attorney James Hubbard, and we hope to be moving in the first week of January.
ECCO began 29 years ago with a handful of people who had a vision, and so can Saving Grace grow and help those in need if we only don’t become weary.
Thanks to the local businesses who’ve been so generous and supportive of the effort, Dairy Queen, Long John Silvers, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Food City (Whitesburg and Cumberland), and Wendy’s.
We also want to thank WTCW radio station for sponsoring our auction and the businesses that made donations.
Each first of the month, Whitesburg Dairy Queen will be supporting the shelter by donating 10 percent of its sales during the hours 6-9 p.m. Just keep in mind, when you eat at Dairy Queen you’re supporting Saving Grace Homeless Shelter.
We at ECCO wish everyone a happy New Year. With that, I’ll close with this thought for the day. Belief in God will help you most if you also believe in yourself.
Community Bulletin Board: Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Fire Station at 6: 30 p. m. Volunteers are welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center. Come and bring a guest.
Our prayer list includes Marilyn Sumpter, Clay Sturgill, Dudley Short, Gloria Beachy, Betty Maggard, Gay Sturgill, Sharman Chapman Crane, Collette Estep, Garland and Carolyn Couch, Brother Verdell and Sister Verna, Don Brown, Betty Terry, Ted and Judy Corder, Nora Walker, Marie Snell 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.