We Need Pilgrims

Do you remember the Thursday of your walk?  
Do you remember the Sunday of your walk?  
Are you committed to sharing that experience with other people?  

What have you done to get Pilgrim applications in so others can have this opportunity?

Most people are not going to come up to us and ask, " Can I have an application to go on the Walk to Emmaus”.

So how do we do begin the conversation? 
DON'T BE NERVOUS. THIS IS EASY!  

1) We pray.  
**We ask God who He feels needs this experience.  

2) We listen for God’s response.  
**He will put someone on our heart to reach out to.   

3) We talk to others. 
**Start with, “God has put it on my heart to give you information about the Walk to  Emmaus”.  
**Tell them about your experience.  
**Let them see the excitement on your face.
**Answer any questions you can. 
**Refer them to our website or the Upper Room website for more information.

4) We are prepared to hand out applications.
**Keep some in the car.  
**Find a common place in our churches and put some there for all Emmaus members to  use.  
**Carry some in our Bibles. 

5) We set goals.
**Make a goal to ask at least one person a month, “Do you know about the Walk to  Emmaus?” 

6) We let God take over. 
**You have planted the seed. God will gather the harvest.  

If we all do our part to make God’s plan happen, think how large our community can grow! 

DeColores, 

Michael Martin
Mountaintop Walk to Emmaus #95
Table of Matthew
Upcoming Events
2016 Fall Walks #31 and #32
  • Men’s Walk #31 Sept. 8-11
    Lay Director: Fred DeZouche
  • Women’s Walk #32 Sept. 15-18
    Lay Director: Gail Ashurst
Community Gatherings
May 6 at 7:00 PM   Blackshear United Methodist Church
June 3 at 7:00 PM  Nahunta First Baptist Church
Reflections from the Heart
                               A Mother’s Impact

 "A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."   --Cardinal Mermillod

May is set aside to honor our mothers. It’s important to recognize the impact they have had, and continue to have, on our lives. Some people have a birth mother and an adoptive mother. Sometimes our spiritual mother and our earthly mother are not the same person. Some are privileged for their birth mother, earthly mother, and spiritual mother to be one and the same. The church I attend has a Lady’s Legacy group. They focus on being intentional about the spiritual legacy they are leaving.

Mary, Jesus’ mother, left a legacy for us to follow. She first agreed to be God’s servant by giving birth to His Son (Luke 1:38). When Jesus was born and the shepherds visited, she thought carefully about the things they said (Luke 2:19). Mary and Joseph followed God’s law regarding their son, having him circumcised (Luke 2:21), and taking him to the temple to dedicate him to God (Luke 2:24). Mary called upon Jesus to perform his first miracle, turning water into wine at a wedding (John 2). Mary was with Jesus as he grew up, and for much of His ministry. She was there to witness his crucifixion, for her own sins as well as for ours. Mary didn’t always understand her first-born son, but she always loved him and always tried to do what was best for him. Isn’t that the legacy all mothers want to leave?

Let’s take time this month to send a note or make a phone call to encourage the mothers in our lives. In the process, please remember to “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle you know nothing about.”
 
Trisa Chancey, Newsletter Committee
Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus #2
Table of Mary
                                                        Priorities      

My husband and I recently attended a book review, and the speaker suggested an insightful idea for family time discussion.

When gathered with your family discussing how your day has gone, she suggested we ask each child, “Where have you found God today?”  We could also discuss, “Where has God found you?”

I think the cause of many of today’s problems is the breakdown of family time.  We are always too busy shuffling our children to ball games, dances, school activities, etc.  Many families have no time left at the end of the day to talk and share with each other.

Interaction with other children is also important, but even more important is keeping our families close and letting each child know they are loved by you – as parents - and loved by God, our heavenly father.

Parents and grandparents, let’s make quality family time a priority.

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Teach your children to choose the right path and when they are older they will remain upon it”. 

Jeanie Hoffman, Newsletter Committee
Coastal Georgia Walk to Emmaus #65
Golden Isles Walk to Emmaus Board Meeting
GIE Board Meeting May 21st, 9 AM   Brunswick FUMC, Miller Building.

Emmaus community members are always welcome at Golden Isles Emmaus Board Meetings normally the third Saturday of each month at the Miller Building behind Brunswick First United Methodist Church. 
 G olden Isles Walk to Emmaus mail@goldenislesemmaus.org  www.goldenislesemmaus.org