I had an experience recently that reinforced to me just how important it is to invite others to attend the Walk to Emmaus. There is a couple in our church that often sits behind us at Sunday worship. Last Sunday, we turned around and asked them if they had heard of the Walk to Emmaus. They said they had and the man went on to say, “Over the years, I’ve thought about going, but just never had anyone ask me.” Well, we asked and guess who is now attending the March Men’s walk?
God had placed the yearning on his heart to deepen his faith journey, but it took someone to invite him for him to take the next step.
So who in your community may be longing to deepen their relationship with Christ, but they just need someone to reach out and ask them to attend? I am asking you to take the risk and talk to those around you about your Walk to Emmaus experience. Share the impact your weekend has had on your life. Invite them to attend and sponsor them when they say “Yes”.
It might just be the invitation they have been waiting for.
We have a Men’s Walk March 1 - 4 and Women’s Walks March 8 - 11 and April 5 - 8. There are places on each of them for more Pilgrims. The applications are available at aldersgateemmaus.org or let me know and I will email you the forms. The weekend cost, including room and board, is $190. Scholarships are available if money is a barrier.
If you have any questions about how to Sponsor, please reach out to me. Let’s help others experience the overwhelming power of God’s Grace, just as we did on our walk.
Community Lay Director