My name is Bruce Hiner. As of January 1st, I
am honored to serve as the spiritual director for
Lexington Emmaus community. I know many of you who
will be reading this, and I would love to get to
know many more of you in the coming months. But
that is only possible if you are actively involved
in the activities that surround the walks and gatherings!
Do you remember how God touched your heart on
your pilgrim walk or flight through the people you
saw at Agapeland, or Candlelight? Do you remember
being blown away by seeing the names of so many
people on the prayer chart, or seeing how many people
were involved at closing? You can be part of God’s
work in the life of another pilgrim or butterfly
by being one of that great cloud of witnesses in
the upcoming walks. And you can experience the amazing
fellowship of the Emmaus community by taking part
in the monthly gatherings.
But the greatest gift you can give is to sponsor
a person to attend the next walks or flights. Applications
and information can be found on our newly renovated
website. I want to talk a moment about sponsorship.
You would have never been able to experience the
incredible blessing of the 3-day Emmaus weekend
except for the work and commitment of your sponsor.
That person saw something in you that told them
you might be ready to grow a lot closer to Christ.
That person saw something that suggested you might
be able to grow into a leader in your church. And
so they took a chance and made the sacrifices needed
to sponsor you for a walk or flight.
I know there are people around you in whom you
see the potential for spiritual growth and leadership.
Can you think of any better way to encourage those
things than to sponsor them for an Emmaus weekend,
Chrysalis flight or Journey?
The process of team formation will begin very
soon for the spring walks. What a gift it would
be for those teams if they knew that they already
had a full roster of pilgrims registered before
they even began their team meetings! You can make
that happen. Ask those people in your church, workplace
or school in whom you see the hunger to grow in
grace. Get their applications in now, and get the
dates on your calendars now. And then get involved!
You will be really glad you did.