Whitesburg KY

Mother Earth wakening from winter sleep


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.” Proverbs 15:18.

Spring, a wonderful time of the year when Mother Earth awakens from her winter sleep, yawns and shakes off the last chill of winter. As the mountains green up and the chilly winds become a warm breeze, this is an event we can all enjoy.

Sheldon has been busy all winter making birdhouses and they are truly a work of art. Not only does he made beautiful birdhouses, but he has very creatively made them in the form of little churches, cabins and outhouses. They are almost too pretty to put outside. We also have decorative birdhouse for the inside.

I also want to say a big thank you to Neal Adams for volunteering his time to help with our e-bay account. Neal is very knowledgeable in this area and I appreciate his time and effort.

I also want to recognize and thank our newest volunteer, Paul Mast, who was an enormous help Friday. There are several factors and people that are accountable for making ECCO the organization it is today.

The most recent addition is Whitesburg Pizza Hut. Twice a week they kindly donate pizzas to ECCO, a welcome addition to our pantry boxes. We appreciate Whitesburg Pizza Hut for considering us in their giving.

GED classes are continuing at ECCO and anyone can sign up at any time. We would love to have this as an ongoing project, but are required to have at least eight students to do so. So, I urge those on this side of the mountain wanting to get their GED, now is the time.

We also have several bags of bean seeds to give away, Kentucky Wonder and Kentucky Dreamer.

I ask that you continue to lift up Juanita Boggs in your prayers. She is now at Letcher Manor to receive physical therapy. Her sister Phyllis says she has not complained the first time and seems quite content.

With that I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing.

Community Bulletin Board: Sunday night worship service at ECCO’s chapel at 6 p.m., Bible study with John Doug Hays or Judge Kelsey Friend at ECCO’s community room Monday night at 7 p.m. GED classes at ECCO community room Monday and Wednesday from 1-4 p.m., 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 Jean Hampton, Juanita Boggs, Dean Hampton, B.J. Kilborne, Charlie and Alma Day, April Barber, James Day, Nancy Holler, Kenneth Boggs, 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 and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer all those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction, 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.

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