Whitesburg KY

Young volunteers aid ECCO


Greetings to all from the Eolia Christian Community Outreach Center.

“Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and mediate on His name.” Malachi 3:16.

I keep saying this is the last thing I’m canning this year, but here I go again and this time it’s salsa.

Charlie Scott put me on to preserving salsa and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s so much cheaper and better than store bought, especially if you raise your own vegetables.

Recipes are online, but you can use a basic recipe and adapt it to your own taste. It is also good added to soups and chili.

This week ECCO hosted a group of 25 SWAP volunteers from the West Swamp Mennonite Church. They gave me a handmade quilt before leaving. I was very touched by their thoughtfulness. I have a great deal of admiration and respect for young people who in this ‘me generation’ will give of their time and energy to help those less fortunate.

Marie Coleman from the Arlie Boggs Elementary School wants to remind everyone about the Whitesburg Back to School Bash held each year at the Riverside Park. This year it will be held July 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A magician will perform at 10 a.m., and there will be games and free school supplies. Everyone is invited.

We at ECCO extend deepest sympathy to the Brock family for the tragic loss of their son Harold Brock Jr. You are in our thoughts and prayers as words fail to comprehend the pain of losing a child.

We are in the process of adding new railings to our wheelchair ramp, thanks to Sheldon and Steve. These will be much more sturdy then the metal ones and less of a temptation for kids to use for a jungle gym.

In closing I’ll leave you with this thought for the day: When God measures a man, He puts the tape around his heart instead of his head.

Community Bulle- tin Board: Gospel singing the second Friday of each month at ECCO’s chapel beginning at 7 p.m., all are welcome. 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 p.m. at the Ovenfork Senior Citizens Center, come and bring a guest. ECCO Bible study with John Doug Hays each Monday evening at 7, all are welcome.

This week our prayer list includes: The family of Harold Brock, the victims and families of the movie theatre massacre in Aurora Colo., Roger Shelton, Pearl Baker, Patricia Osborne, Verdell Sturgill, Kess Halcomb, Betty Terry, Ted Corder, Stephanie Estep, Don Brown, Jack and Marie Snell, Nora Walker, Helen Chapman and Brenda Gross.

Also lift up in prayer all those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, may they be delivered, our military troops around the world, 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.

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