Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: My God will hear me.” Micah 7:7
Another busy month has flown by and we at ECCO are gearing up for a very busy summer. SWAP season starts this month as church work groups come into the community and are housed at ECCO. Their stay will include six weeks of intense work on home repairs for those in the community and county. We are always happy to welcome SWAP into our community and truly appreciate all they do.
Paul Mast has done a great job painting ECCO’s doors, which turned out to be a pretty big job considering we have 11 doors. The building looks so nice with a fresh coat of paint.
The Gagnons and De- Brulers visited over Memorial weekend bringing with them a trailer load of goods for the thrift store. While on a four-wheeler ride Doug gave everyone a scare when his ATV overturned, injuring his shoulder. A trip to the doctor proved it wasn’t very serious, although still very painful. It seems he dislocated his shoulder, but it also immediately popped back in place. Ouch! I’ve always been afraid of those things. I’ll just stick with Mark’s side-by-side.
John Doug Hays and his wife Brenda joined us for a Sunday night service and while John Doug delivered the message in the chapel, Brenda and her sisters, Pat and Teresa, put on a puppet show for about 12 kids in the community room. We later enjoyed a dinner (of course you know that) with about 50 community members.
I want to thank Chad Morgan from Shakinah Village for a large donation of clothing, furniture, and household items delivered by an Alabama church group. We appreciate Chad for thinking of us.
Last, we want to say how much we appreciate the grant donation of $20,000 from EQT. EQT has faithfully supported our ministry for a few years now, enabling us to keep our pantry shelves stocked, helping with emergency home repairs, and working with the needs of local county agencies. We thank them for considering us in their giving.
With that I’ll close with this thought for the day. Faith keeps the man who keeps his faith.
Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at ECCO’s Chapel 6:00, all welcome; Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday, 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 the Oklahoma tornado victims, Linda Kilbourne, Jean Hampton, Stephanie Estep, Betty Maggard, Allen Profitt, Garland and Carolyn Couch, Gay Sturgill, Pearl Baker, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Don Brown, Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Ruby Sturgill, Roger Shelton, Juanita and 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.