Houston North Emmaus Community
Gathering - Saturday, April 23, 2016
4:00pm - Walk 87/88 Follow-up
5:15pm - Sponsorship Orientation
6:00pm - Community Gathering
Location - Klein UMC
Community Chairperson Message
Ephesians 6, starting at verse 10 says: “10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms”.
Here we are, at the start of another year, another season of Emmaus Walks… When we begin to further the Kingdom of God, the devil starts working harder against us. It happens in our families, churches and even in our Emmaus community. We are currently forming our leadership teams, along with the first two teams for walks #87 and #88. To say this has been a difficult process would be an understatement. I am confident though, that we will form the “Perfect” teams God has already selected for us. Our Lay leaders for this year need our prayers. We need to ask for God’s protection for them as we move forward. We need to be in continued prayer for the pilgrims of 2016. We need to pray for their courage to step out in faith, that this may be the year for them to attend a walk. We need to pray for our Board of Directors, to help them make decisions for this community. Prayer is our best weapon against the forces of evil we encounter everyday.
Putting on the full armor of God is something we learn as children. We made paper helmets, cardboard shields, and plastic breastplates. Now that we are adults, it is time to realize that the spiritual forces, poised against us, are REAL. I encourage each person who reads this to say a prayer, and ask God to protect us, the ones we love, and the ones we are yet to meet. The kingdom of God will overcome. It will take hard work. We will have set-backs. We will rise up again when we fall. The key is to keep getting back up!
2016 is set to be an exciting year in this Emmaus Community! I encourage everyone to Donate Agape in needed Areas, Serve on a Team, Volunteer in areas of Community Servanthood, or Attend a Candlelight or Closing service this year. I am looking forward to meeting more of our Community Members and Pilgrims. We have a “Kick-Off” Gathering coming up on February 27th at Christ Church UMC in The Woodlands. If you would like Sponsorship Training, we will start that at 5:15pm. Dinner will be at 6:00pm followed by worship! I hope to see you there!
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