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Volunteers build wheelchair ramp

Eolia

Greetings from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25.

Another busy week has come and gone at ECCO, and I always like to let folks know, especially the Eolia community, what is happening since it affects everyone ECCO encounters or helps.

This week I met Steve and Nicole Ericson, who will be replacing Pete and Stephanie beginning in August as the SWAP coordinators. Even though the Brosermas are leaving the ECCO campus, it is my understanding they will continue living in the area.

I know that folks who have become friends and acquaintances of Pete and Stephanie are glad to hear they will continue their ministry in the community and Eolia Baptist Church.

ECCO recently received a request for a wheelchair ramp and, thanks to the willing hearts and hands of several good men, they were able to have it ready one day before the resident was released from the hospital. The first day Chris, Doug and Sheldon worked in a blowing, bitter cold snowstorm.

After that day Sheldon developed a boil (I know that’s not the medical term, but you all know what I’m talking about) on his lower back. He was in great pain and was only able to go out Tuesday morning and give directions for the construction to continue, and then return to his heating pad. Bless his heart, we all felt so sorry for Sheldon, for he’s no quitter and we knew he was hurting.

Hats off to these men who stepped up and finished the much needed ramp, Kess, Darrell, Rod, Bennie, Ray, and Neal. I apologize if I left anyone out.

Monday evening, with John Doug on a business trip in Lexington, we were happy to welcome our old Bible study teacher Dave Hammond back for a visit. We were also glad to welcome Nancy Oakes along with Ricardo and three of his children from Revelation Ranch. We were delighted to hear the children sing and look forward to their return.

Neal, one of our volunteers, has been in need of glasses for a while now, and thanks to the Lions Club, where Kess Halcomb is a member, he’ll soon have a pair and none too soon. Friday, when I told Neal he’d be getting new glasses, he was happy and excited.

It was then I noticed he was wearing a different pair with a big crack in them. Asking him what happened to his other ones, he said he was leaning over the creek when they fell off and floated away. He said he and family tried to retrieve them but to no avail.

Thank you, Lions Club, what a blessing you are.

With that I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. There is more hope for a confessed sinner than a conceited saint.

Community Bulletin Board: ECCO Bible study each Monday evening at 7:00 – all welcome. Gospel singing at ECCO chapel the second Friday of each month at 7 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 Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest.

This week our prayer list includes those who lost loved ones and their homes to the recent tornado, Gary Gaithner, Garland Couch, Stephanie Estep, Don Brown, Shirley Mullins, Louise Boggs, Linda Sturgill, Earl and Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Jack and Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer those struggling with drugs and alcohol addiction, may they be delivered, the conflict in Syria, our military troops around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next week from the folks at ECCO, God bless. who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.” John 11:25.

Another busy week has come and gone at ECCO, and I always like to let folks know, especially the Eolia community, what is happening since it affects everyone ECCO encounters or helps.

This week I met Steve and Nicole Ericson, who will be replacing Pete and Stephanie beginning in August as the SWAP coordinators. Even though the Brosermas are leaving the ECCO campus, it is my understanding they will continue living in the area.

I know that folks who have become friends and acquaintances of Pete and Stephanie are glad to hear they will continue their ministry in the community and Eolia Baptist Church.

ECCO recently received a request for a wheelchair ramp and, thanks to the willing hearts and hands of several good men, they were able to have it ready one day before the resident was released from the hospital. The first day Chris, Doug and Sheldon worked in a blowing, bitter cold snowstorm.

After that day Sheldon developed a boil (I know that’s not the medical term, but you all know what I’m talking about) on his lower back. He was in great pain and was only able to go out Tuesday morning and give directions for the construction to continue, and then return to his heating pad. Bless his heart, we all felt so sorry for Sheldon, for he’s no quitter and we knew he was hurting.

Hats off to these men who stepped up and finished the much needed ramp, Kess, Darrell, Rod, Bennie, Ray, and Neal. I apologize if I left anyone out.

Monday evening, with John Doug on a business trip in Lexington, we were happy to welcome our old Bible study teacher Dave Hammond back for a visit. We were also glad to welcome Nancy Oakes along with Ricardo and three of his children from Revelation Ranch. We were delighted to hear the children sing and look forward to their return.

Neal, one of our volunteers, has been in need of glasses for a while now, and thanks to the Lions Club, where Kess Halcomb is a member, he’ll soon have a pair and none too soon. Friday, when I told Neal he’d be getting new glasses, he was happy and excited.

It was then I noticed he was wearing a different pair with a big crack in them. Asking him what happened to his other ones, he said he was leaning over the creek when they fell off and floated away. He said he and family tried to retrieve them but to no avail.

Thank you, Lions Club, what a blessing you are.

With that I’ll leave you with this thought for the day. There is more hope for a confessed sinner than a conceited saint.

Community Bulletin Board: ECCO Bible study each Monday evening at 7:00 – all welcome. Gospel singing at ECCO chapel the second Friday of each month at 7 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 Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest.

This week our prayer list includes those who lost loved ones and their homes to the recent tornado, Gary Gaithner, Garland Couch, Stephanie Estep, Don Brown, Shirley Mullins, Louise Boggs, Linda Sturgill, Earl and Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Jack and Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer those struggling with drugs and alcohol addiction, may they be delivered, the conflict in Syria, our military troops around the world, our President and the leaders of our country, the United States, all the children hurt by war, and the ministry of ECCO.

Until next week from the folks at ECCO, God bless.



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