Monday, March 10, 2008

Gone for the Walk to Emmaus.

I am gone for the next few days to Camp Sumatanga. I am an assistant Spiritual Director for a Walk to Emmaus. This is a spiritual renewal program intended to strengthen the local church through the development of Christian disciples and leaders. The program's approach seriously considers the model of Christ's servanthood and encourages Christ's disciples to act in ways appropriate to being "a servant of all." The Walk to Emmaus experience begins with a 72-hour short course in Christianity, comprised of fifteen talks by lay and clergy on the themes of God's grace, disciplines of Christian discipleship, and what it means to be the church.

If you want to know more, here is the link to the Walk to Emmaus website. You can find out if there is an Emmaus community in your area. You don't have to be Methodist to go to Emmaus.
My own walk was with the Living Waters Community. I have worked walks for them. This walk I am working is for the Alabama Community.

I am looking forward to it, but a bit antsy, this is the first time I have done the talk I am going to do. Please pray for a calmness of spirit, strength and energy, and wisdom during this week. I'll be speaking Tuesday at about 4pm. I do love Camp Sumatanga and it is always restful and renewing.

5 comments:

lookoutlady said...

Blessings on you and your talk. One of the greatest things about Emmaus (Cursillo, Pilgrimage, Via De Cristo, etc.) is the prayer coverage that is there pre, current, and post right on into the 4th Day.

DeColores!

gavin richardson said...

prayers of peace and inspiration. you will be great. i know it!

teachergran said...

Read this just as you were probably finishing up your talk (how long was it? - it's 1:30 pm on west coast). I hope all went well. I'll be praying for a positive, renewing, inspirational experience for the remainder of your time there.

zorra said...

De Colores! Have a great time.

indyretreats said...

DE COLORES! Hope you were blessed in serving the ladies on the Walk to Emmaus weekend.