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Hello All,

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We have a busy year planned with walks taking place in nearly every region, some regions even have two walks, a mens and a ladies.  This requires a lot of planning and dedicated team members and importantly, pilgrims.  Please check out the UK Walks page and see if you can help with either team or sponsoring a pilgrim.

Don’t forget you can also use the prayer page to share your concerns or joys and each person asking for pray gets an email saying how many people are praying for them.  So do go onto the prayer section and help other community members by praying for them as well as adding your own.

If you would like  anything included on the website, please get in touch with me using the “Contact Us” section.  If you would like to contact any of the National Board or Regional committee members too, then use the same method.

Yours in Christ

Christa.

From the National LD, David James

From the National Lay Director

 ADVENT

You will probably be reading this whilst we are in the season of Advent.

Advent, where we look forward to our celebrations of the birth of Christ, if we can see through all the commercial “noise” and financial pressures that Christmas brings. Our bible teachings in Advent also guide us to look forward beyond the next few weeks to the time when Christ will come again and ask ourselves how prepared we are for that day.

Advent is also a time when we start looking forward to the New Year, with the hopes and dreams, but also the expected challenges that the new year will bring. Last, but maybe not least, we start looking forward to the days getting longer as we approach spring.

So it is with Walk to Emmaus in the UK. We have our struggles, which I don’t propose to list here. We also have plenty to look forward to in 2015 and beyond. 2015 sees the 20th anniversary of Walk to Emmaus being introduced into the UK. The National Board have discussed how we can best celebrate this anniversary and thank God for the work that he has done, sometimes through us but largely in other ways, to help the people who have been on walks to serve Him better.

The Board have actually decided that it would be better to celebrate the 21st anniversary in 2016, mainly because it gives us more time to arrange things. Further important details will emerge in the next few months but please reserve 11th June 2016 in your diaries because that will be the date!

2015 will also, hopefully, see the running of a pilot version of a new Walk to Emmaus programme, called Face to Face, in the UK. This delivers the same as an Emmaus weekend but in an elongated, non-residential version. This could be very exciting news.

Walks are booked for 2015, some in new locations and I ask for your prayers and your support for those chosen to run the walks and for the pilgrims, even if they don’t know that they are going to be pilgrims yet.

Many good things to look forward to and that is what Advent is all about.

I pray that you will have the Christmas that you want and thank you for your continued support for Emmaus.

De Colores

Dave James