Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.
“Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10.
This week we had visitors, Nancy Holler and her brother Wayne from Vandalia, Oh. Nancy is originally from Eolia, but has spent most her life in Vandalia. She is a member of the First Baptist Church of Vandalia and also a member of an outreach organization which is called the ‘Classics’ headed up by Paul Swartz, a name with which we at ECCO are well familiar.
Paul and his group put together and deliver twice a year, a trailer load of clothing and household items to our center. They also sponsor a Christmas party each December for children and their siblings who attend Arlie Boggs School.
We greatly appreciate all the work they do for our community.
This past week we also had a surprise visit from Ministers Glennis Morris and Roger Stevens from the Cram Creek Pentecostal Church. They delivered a truckload of canned food, which we greatly appreciate since our pantry client list has almost doubled.
Glennis gave us two cedar birdfeeders, which he makes in the form of a porch swing with a punched tin bottom for our porch. They are so imaginative and adorable. Everyone knows how we love the birds here.
Gloria is back home and adjusting to a new way of life since her accident. Talking to her on the phone, she sounds like her usual chipper self. This is a woman who just does not quit. Shirley Breeding from their church says she is getting back to sewing, which I am so glad to hear. I have seen Gloria’s quilts and they are truly a work of art.
I ask everyone to continue lifting Gloria up in your prayers.
With much testing Emily’s medical problem was finally diagnosed. It was not as serious as we feared, but she still must undergo therapy and take medication. I truly thank everyone for their prayers. To God be the glory!
With that I’ll close with this thought for the day: It isn’t what you have in your pocket that makes you thankful, but what you have in your heart.
Community Bulletin Board: Sunday evening worship service at ECCO’s Chapel at 6:00, all welcome; Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets the second Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Partridge Station, volunteers welcome; Partridge Lions Club meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a friend; Bible study each Monday evening at 7:00 at ECCO, all are welcome.
This week our prayer list includes Gracie Mast, Gloria Beachey, June Maggard, Allen Maggard, Roger Shelton, Jean Hampton, Pearl Baker, Betty Maggard, David Combs, Carolyn and Garland Couch, Gay Sturgill, Nancy Oaks’s sister, Hannah Burke, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Don Brown, Marie Snell, Juanita and Phyllis Boggs, Ruby Sturgill, Nora Walker 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, Israel and the crisis in Syria, 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.