From our Community Lay Director
The Who Am I Bit

Hi, my name is Yvonne Chenery (Von), Walk 76, Table of Mary in 2013. Andrew and I have been joyfully married for 30 years. We have two very talented, good looking sons (I can say that coz - I’m their Mum) plus a furry four-legged princess Cavoodle called Honey. We moved to Canberra from Dubbo in 2005, living in Evatt, McKellar and now in Nicholls.

From our Community Lay Director
 How is our aim? Are we on target?
The aim of Emmaus is, and I quote, “to inspire, challenge and equip local church members for Christian action – in their homes, churches, workplaces and communities.”

So how are we doing? There can be a tendency to think that the purpose of Emmaus is to run Walks. This is like putting the cart before the horse. Emmaus is not here so that it can run Walks, rather, Walks are held by an
Emmaus community to help achieve the aim of inspiring, challenging and equipping local church members for Christian action!


From our Community Lay Director
“It is more blessed to give than to receive”

Did Paul get it wrong when he quoted Jesus as saying this in Acts 20:35? So often in today’s society we live as if it is more blessed to receive than to give.

Has this thinking crept into our Emmaus Community?
I notice there are still quite a few unfilled spots for serving meals on both Walks; the same applies on the 72 hour Prayer Vigils. Is it also reflected in the number of pilgrims that are being sponsored? Are we missing out on blessings because we are not giving of our time, our effort, our humility and our resources? It is not always easy to sponsor a pilgrim; serving at a meal requires some sacrifices and praying for the pilgrims and team can be outside our comfort zone.
But be assured, when Jesus said
“It is more blessed to give than to receive”
He was right!
Don’t miss out on that blessing.

This year’s Walks are close now. If you are still planning on sponsoring someone for the Men’s Walk, sorry you have missed the boat, registration closed on September 28. However it is not too early to register for next year when the Walks will be held in May. There is still time to register a pilgrim for the Women’s Walk - registration closes on October 12th.

From our Community Lay Director
Time really seems to be flying as we head towards the Walks!
The Walk Teams have had two training days already. Things have not always gone smoothly (this is not unusual!) with team members away, and even some late changes to the teams. Satan has been busy trying to disrupt things, but God has been evenbusier too. The teams are bonding well and some great talks have been presented, by all reports. We need to uphold both teams, praying that God will protect and strengthen them all and that nothing will prevent all the team members being at the final trainings on August 26th and September 16th.

Prayer Vigils!

Hands and Heart


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