Whitesburg KY

Volunteers to repair low-income housing


Greetings from Eolia and the Eolia Christian Community Outreach.

“This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before.” Philippians 3:13

It was a special day for many folks in our community when two of our dear friends, Rodney and Liz Sturgill, were baptized in the little creek which runs by the park. Two of Rodney and Liz grandchildren, Ashleigh and Destiny, were also baptized, and a sisterin law, Hannah Burke.

The week at ECCO has flown by as we continue winding up some unfinished projects that have gone undone for too long. A big thanks to Rodney Sturgill and Marvin Maggard for their help with the storage room. The volunteers that sort will now have a brighter and more pleasant place to work.

SWAP volunteers, the people that work on low-income housing, will be here the first week of June. Those in need of home repairs in the Eolia area can find applications at the ECCO thrift store.

We were so sorry to hear that Aubrey Wells, husband of June Maggard, was recently involved in a tragic car accident in Wise, Va. He is hospitalized at Holston Valley Hospital in critical condition. We are asking for everyone to lift Aubrey up in your prayers and remember June and family also.

The following is a note from Marie Coleman, Arlie Boggs FRYSC coordinator, phone (606) 633-8160:

“Arlie Boggs Elementary School and Arlie Boggs FRYSC tied blue ribbons on a tree in front of the school to let community people know that we do want to prevent child abuse. The students took home a packet of materials that gave useful information on how to recognize someone who has been abused and a telephone number they could use if needed. The Arlie Boggs FRYSC coordinator discussed with each class the importance of reporting any type of abuse.”

Don’t forget the community tent revival planned for May 11 through May 15 at Eolia Community Park with Pastor Dave Hammond. Guest singers will be Master’s Harmony, Backwoods Revival, Shannon Mullins, George Smith, and Roger Mullins. Bring a lawn chair and join us for a good time in the Lord.

Thought for the day: “The past should be a springboard not a hammock.”

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 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 up 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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