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.
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.
Going Fourth #17 is almost here and will be held on Saturday 1st of April from 10am to 4pm. In this Newsletter you will find more details. It is always a great day of fellowship, worship and hearing three great messages from God. A big thank you to Mary McNeice and the Going Fourth Team for all your work and being vulnerable so that we will be blessed. I urge you not to miss this special day. Sign up now!