Whitesburg KY

Umbrellas are popular items these days


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” Proverbs 15:13 NIV

If the umbrella was ever popular, it certainly was last week. I don’t think we had a single day it didn’t rain. Actually I think it rained more then seven days straight, but after that I quite counting. I know we need the rain but most folks, myself included, are ready for some sun.

I think it was Thursday while sitting in the swing enjoying a brief time of sunshine between the showers, I noticed several of our neighbors were mowing their grass. Like I said, it was a brief time of sunshine as dark clouds were looming over Pine Mountain heading our way. Weed eaters and lawn mowers could be heard from three different residences as everyone made a mad dash to mow their 12-inch-high grass. I later kidded Stephanie as she was using her riding mower, that she was going around her yard so fast, she looked as though she were on a racetrack.

I enjoyed a phone visit with Judy Corder and she was telling me about seeing Karen Morgan at the beauty shop. Judy told me that Karen is very sick and was deeply moved by Karen’s request for everyone’s prayers. So I ask each of you folks that read this to please lift Karen up in your prayers.

Sheldon and Marie arrived at ECCO Friday night bringing a trailer load of items for our thrift store. Among the items is a set of white kitchen cabinets complete with stainless steel sink, dishwasher and microwave. They also brought eggs to be given out pantry day. We are so happy to have our longtime and dear friends for a week’s visit.

Saturday morning we attended a pancake breakfast along with friends Rodney, Liz, Sheldon and Marie at Ray’s church, the Cumberland Church of God. Sheldon and Marie were glad to see friends Allen and Jr. Ray there. A short time later we went to the Black Bear Festival. Even after a big breakfast the smells coming from some of those booths were so enticing. I couldn’t stand it any longer, I had to have some barbecue, and so did Marie. No wonder I can’t lose weight.

Thought for day: “The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.”

Community bulletin board: Kid’s Time each Friday 10-11:15 a.m. at ECCO, Good News Club each Wednesday 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Eolia Mission for children 3 and up. Call 633-5015 for transportation. Cumberland River Volunteer Fire Department meets 11 a.m. the second. Sunday of each month at the Partridge station, volunteers welcome. Partridge Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. Eolia Community Park Committee meets the third Tuesday of each month at ECCO, all welcome. Bible study each Monday at ECCO at 7 p.m.,. all welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: Karen Morgan, Aubrey Wells, Barb Shelton, Roger Shelton, Bear Hissom, Seth Collins, Raymond Kiser, Ralph Nease, Stephanie Estep, Judy Branham, Jean Hampton, Lucy Maggard, Jean Hunsucker, Lillian and Nora Walker, Kess “Rusty” Halcomb, Ruth Halcomb, Olivia Blair, Jack and Marie Snell, Dorothy Nease, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also to be lifted in prayer are those enslaved by drugs and alcohol, may they be delivered, the troops in Iraq the United States and Iraq, our president, and the leaders of our country, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Our address is ECCO, 135 Emily Lane, Eolia, Ky. 40826. Until next time from the folks at ECCO, “God bless.”

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