Since the founding of the Daily Bread Life Children’s Home in Iringa, Tanzania, in 2006, Eastern President/CEO, Kip Miller, longed for the time when a team of Eastern Associates would travel to Tanzania to serve the Directors, Staff and Children at the home. That dream became a reality when the first Eastern Mission Team visited Tanzania in January 2012. Highlights of that first team trip are excerpted from the company’s Spring 2012 newsletter at the link below.
February 16, 2011
Chris Balodis our Automation/Fabrication Technician was recognized this month for displaying Eastern’s Core Value of Caring.
January 25, 2011
We are saddened to report that Josh Worley succumbed to his battle with cancer yesterday. Many Eastern Associates had formed a closer bond to Josh after seeing his inspirational fight against this disease. He will be missed. Below is his obituary from The Greenville News.
January 26, 2011
Sometimes, it seems like the Lord shows us things when we are not looking. I, often, think I know what is best for me and my family, and the Lord mixes it up so that we have opportunities to learn those things we wouldn’t have learned on our own.
When I was growing up on the farm in Marion County, my hands were one big callus. Even as a small child working on the farm and playing hard around barns, my hands were like “cow hide” as my mother would say. I was famous for catching bees in my hand and bringing them to my mom to “listen.” I even held wasps with no ill effect.
December 30, 2010
Ms. Lenora Cuddy, a volunteer with Miracle Hill Ministries (MHM) in the Upstate of South Carolina, has spearheaded a special mission to provide “Christmas” for the children who have been placed – some temporarily, some permanently – at the MHM Children’s Home. These children are the innocent victims of troubled circumstances, and through this project, they are able to experience the blessing of Christmas in a very special way.
December 20, 2010
Our Jacksonville location hosted their Annual Christmas Customer Appreciation Lunch on Thursday, December 16th. Over 300 customers came by to sample the smorgasbord of food. Jimmy Wight, Assistant Branch Manager, spearheads this tradition by cooking up smoked sausage, pulled pork, turkey, chicken, and ham plus all the sides.
December 17, 2010
I placed a Joy Jar at both Corporate and Greenville for the month of December. I got the idea after reading a book about spreading Christmas cheer through anonymous giving.
December 15, 2010
Eastern Cares was privileged to take a gift basket to the Southern family after Matthew Southern received a kidney transplant.
Decmber 10, 2010
Chris Balodis and his wife, Jeanne, presented a check for $1,250 on December 7th on behalf of Eastern.