Whitesburg KY

Nina Scott Banks, family visit from Indiana


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

Bless the Lord, O my soul….who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things. Psalm 103:1,4,5

The Eolia Baptist Mission and the Rockvine Baptist Church enjoyed a time of worship and fellowship hosted by the Eolia Mission. Everyone enjoyed the singing and message brought by Rockvine. After the service refreshments were served at the fellowship hall.

July 13 to 17, from Sunday through Thursday, the Eolia Baptist Mission will be having its annual Vacation Bible School. This year’s theme will be “Aloha Surf’s Up.” For more information about the bus schedule and age limit call Darlene at 633- 7108.

I was pleasantly surprised with a visit from Nina Scott Banks and her family who are visiting from Indiana. Nina is the daughter of Nell and Clemon Scott whom I’m sure everyone in the Eolia area remembers. Nell was our landlady the first year Tony and I were married about 40 years ago. Nina has changed very little, she’s still just as cute as a button. I’m sure you all remember Sue and Randy, well she says they’re doing good. Nina said she reads my column each week and just wanted to see ECCO and what we were about. We are always happy to share what we’re doing at ECCO with visitors and we had a most pleasant visit with Nina and her family.

Even though it rained most of the Fourth of July holiday we still managed to have a good time with family and friends. We spent Friday evening at the lookout on Pine Mountain with Mark, Elizabeth, Emily Ray and Sharon Bird grilling hot-dogs and making smores. We were shortly joined by the SWAP group from Ohio that were staying at ECCO. The lookout on Pine Mountain provides a good view into Whitesburg and the fireworks display. But almost exactly the time the fireworks began, it also started to rain. But I didn’t hear anyone complaining since we need the rain so badly.

We went to visit Rodney Sturgill home from the hospital and were glad to see him doing so well. We are continuing to pray that Rodney will have a full recovery.

I’ve had to keep an eye on my refrigerator the last couple of days – seems the temperature wants to fluctuate between 40 and 50 degrees, staying mostly at 50. Looks like I’m going to have to break down and call the repair service. I just can’t figure it out, I’ve only had it for about 20 years. They sure don’t make things like they used to.

Thought for the day: “The teacher asked the pupils to tell the meaning of loving kindness. A little boy jumped up and said, ‘Well, if I was hungry and someone gave me a piece of bread that would be kindness. But if they put a little jelly on it, that would be loving kindness.’

Community bulletin board: Neighborhood Watch meeting at ECCO the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Rockvine Baptist Church youth group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m.; the bus will run. Call 633-4948. The Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at ECCO. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets at 11 a.m. the second Sunday of each month at the Partridge station. Volunteers are welcome. The Partridge Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizen Center. Come and bring a guest.

This week our prayer list includes: Gay Sturgill, Rodney Sturgill, Stephanie Estep, Raymond Kiser, Judy Branham, Lucy Maggard, Nora and Lillian Walker, Lois Young, Bear Hissom, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Mae Maggard, Olivia Blair, Sue Cook, Curt Sturgill, Jr. Carter, Beryl Brown, Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Cora Sturgill, Tony and Brenda Gross. Also to be lifted up in prayer are 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.

You may contact us by writing to ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826 or e-mail us at eccotruth@peoplepc.com.

Until next time from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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