Ebenezer Acres
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Welcome to our family farm, just a place to get away and ..........

The Lord has blessed our family and given us an opportunity to share His blessings with those who touch our lives and glorify Him. Some time ago we created a non-profit foundation chartered on the premise that we would use our time and talents to encourage Christian action. We chose the name The Ebenezer Acres Foundation as we had recently named our farm, Ebenezer Acres, based on 1 Samuel 7:12. This passage tells of the Israelites winning a great victory in battle and Samuel erecting an “Ebenezer” to memorialize the place where God helped them. The Message translation from 1 Samuel 7 reads: Samuel took a single rock and set it upright between Mizpah and Shen. He named it "Ebenezer" (Rock of Help), saying, "This marks the place where God helped us." Even today God hears and answers our prayers just as He did for Samuel so long ago. We have endured battles and difficulties in our lives and have experienced firsthand the Lord working modern day miracles and guiding us through to victories. Our farm and foundation serve as a reminder of God’s victories in our life and are intended to glorify Him alone.

As a family we are constantly asking the Lord for help and eagerly accepting God’s peace, wisdom and blessings. The area we are often times remiss in is erecting modern day Ebenezer’s giving God the glory and praise and thanking the body of Christ that He uses to accomplish His work on earth today. From time to time we are able to open our farm to thank you for being the Church, the body of Christ as we believe God intended it to be. The unique blend of talents we witness is nothing short of miraculous and we encourage all to continue to use them to the Glory of God as has been already so richly demonstrated to us. Please see the "Information" tab above for additional details on visiting with us.  
With Love, 
The Bowling Family 

P.S.
Our 21 year old son and brother, Sean Allen Bowling, went to be with Jesus on 9/12/14.  After Sean's Celebration of Life on 9/27/14 several people asked for access to the audio files used in his service. Please find files below and feel free to share them!
Love,
The Bowling Family


Carson - Mathew 5:14-16
Sunset
Be You
Garden - Sean - Song
Wesley - Mathew 25:34-40
Love Your Neighbor
God Provides
Washed By The Water - Sean - Song
Thoughts

Obituary for Sean Bowling

Sean Allen Bowling, 21, of Cookeville died Friday, September 12, 201 in Queens
Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from a head injury he sustained in a long-boarding accident.
Sean was a senior at UT-Chattanooga and was in Hawaii attending the University of Hawaii at Hilo as an exchange student.
Sean was born February 11, 1993 in Cookeville to Kevin and Janet Allen Bowling.
He had a contagious smile, a mischievous playful manner, and the ability to connect with everyone. Seanʼs interests ranged from music to extreme sports.
He enjoyed riding motorcycles, mountain bikes, snowboards, and skateboards. He loved to rock climb, hike, camp, and loved sharing adventures with friends and family.
Most importantly, Sean valued his relationship with Jesus. He had a passion for growing in faith, knowledge and in sharing his love for Jesus with those around him.
As a student, Sean was involved in FCA, Young Life, The House, and spent his summers during college working at youth camp.
In addition to his parents, Sean is survived by two brothers, Wesley and Carson Bowling
of Cookeville; grandparents, Bob and Janice Allen and Mary Evans all of Cookeville, step-grandmother, Betsy Bowling of Bridgeport, WVA: aunt, Donna (Scott) Francis of
Cookeville, uncles, Eric Allen of Cookeville, Robert Bowling of Orlando, and Charles
(Lisa) Bowling of Jacksonville, FL; cousins, James Francis of Cookeville, and Rachel and Mahala Kipp of Jacksonville.
He is preceded in death by his grandfather, Charles Bowling, step-grandfather, Lee
Evans, great-grandparents, Elmer and Myrtrude Allen and Thomas Jefferson and Vera
(Dolly) Rayfield.
Seanʼs family will host a service celebrating his life and faith Saturday, September 27 at
1 p.m. at their farm, Ebenezer Acres, 1725 Mt. Pleasant Road, Cookeville, TN
(ebenezeracres.com).The family will gather to receive friends from 11 a.m. until service time. To honor Seanʼs love of the outdoors and the islands, casual dress is encouraged and
Hawaiian shirts are welcome.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Young Life of the Cumberlands, (yluppercumberland.younglife.org) P.O. Box 1222, Cookeville, TN 38503.
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