Houston North Emmaus Community
Community Chairperson Message
1 John 4:7-8
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Dear Houston North Emmaus Community,
Merry Christmas. Happy Birthday, Jesus! Isn’t this a terrific time of the year? The cool weather has even made us think Houston will have a fall this year. The holiday season always seems to remind us of how blessed we are with family at a time that focuses on Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace of the Lord. A great way to end a great year. Thanks for your support, service, and friendship during 2017.
We in the Emmaus ministry find the Emmaus Walk a loving, heartwarming, encouraging, and fun way to help move folks closer to Christ. In the past year we had a great Emmaus outreach. But you know I kind of feel like we left some on the table so to speak by not having complete, full walks. If you have ever worked a walk you have gotten a glimpse of how much work, even though a labor of love, is put into each walk. I would like for us this year to focus on filling all walks and identifying 2 alternates to fill any last minute drops. So that would be 36 pilgrims and 2 alternates for a total of 38 folks per each of 5 walks for a total of 190 pilgrims. There are about 173 churches in HNEC that have Emmaus alumni. Sounds like a doable objective if we put our minds and prayers toward it.
Our approach to asking folks to be pilgrims has been to ask only those we are led to invite by the Holy Spirit. We certainly need to listen to our Lord. But we don’t always know how the Holy Spirit is working with our friends, family, and loved ones - the ones we ask to be pilgrims. I would like to suggest for 2018 that we try to make sure that each of our loved ones gets a personal invitation to experience a Walk to Emmaus. Then let them and the Holy Spirit decide if this is the right time.
2018 is going to be a great year. In 2018 we will have the 100th Walk - Men’s Fall Walk - since the formation of HNEC. This sounds like a special time to celebrate Emmaus and what it has meant to all of us. With your help 2018 could be an even more Special year.
To recap the focus in 2018:
2018 Walk Dates
It Might Be Time to Take a Walk
Walk to Emmaus
Applications and Documents
Team Service Information
General Walk to Emmaus Information from The Upper Room
The Upper Room Bookstore for Emmaus and Chrysalis
Frequently Asked Questions about the Walk to Emmaus
Houston West Emmaus Community
Houston Bay Area Emmaus Community
Cradle of Texas Emmaus Community
Houston West Chrysalis Community
Cradle of Texas Chrysalis Community
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Outside Houston
Torch Youth Prison Ministry
Texas Epiphany Ministry
Prayer Vigil Worldwide Listing