On behalf of the Southeast Michigan Emmaus Board of Directors, it is with deep regret that I must announce that the Spring 2020 Women’s Walk #189 is cancelled.
In light of compounding challenges in fulfilling all the requirements and elements in a very constrained timeframe, we foresee a high risk of not delivering a Walk which would best honor God and bless the Pilgrims.
The Board and Walk Leaders’ collective focus will remain intently on the Men’s Walk #188, which is proceeding as planned, and beginning plans for the Fall Walks (details to follow).
I personally accept full accountability for the issues in the planning and development of the Women’s Walk and subsequent cancellation. I will be glad to address any feedback or questions, so please let’s all avoid assumptions, hearsay and rumors about specific factors and decisions.
Instead, let’s all look forward to the opportunities the Lord offers each of us to support and bless one another through the Southeast Michigan Emmaus Community. If you were planning to sponsor for the Women’s Walk, please pray about who God may put in front of you to sponsor for the Men’s Walk, attending candlelight, signing up for the Prayer Vigil, escorting, sending Agape, or serving in another manner.
We invite you to join in an inspiring experience during which you meet Jesus as he is revealed to you through other Christians. The Walk to Emmaus is a three-day experience of New Testament Christianity as a lifestyle. It is a highly structured event designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, their congregations, and the world in which they live. Emmaus is a partnership between laity and clergy toward the renewal of the church.
A Journey with Christ
Luke relates the story of two disciples of Jesus who were going along the road from Jerusalem to Emmaus. As these two friends were walking together, they shared their heart’s deepest concerns about the death of Jesus. An unknown person, who was the risen Christ, joined them and explained the scriptures as they walked, how it was ordained that Christ would suffer and so enter his glory. Toward the end of the day’s travel, they urged the stranger to eat with them. The climax happened when Christ took bread and gave it to them. the two had their eyes opened and they recognized the stranger as the risen Christ. They rushed back to Jerusalem to tell the others. (Luke 24:13-35)