We’re on a brand new site so that it can be easily updated and keep you all informed of what’s happening in Emmaus throughout the UK.
This front page will be used for any news and information on a regular basis.
We’ve also included a prayer page so that all your concerns and joys can be shared 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
Please note that the north west gathering due to have taken place in Morecambe on the 16th August has had to be cancelled. More details on the north west community page.
Some of you will know that I work at Manchester Airport. The numbers of flights is increasing as we move towards summer and so I see a growing number of passengers anticipating their holiday. That anticipation is visible whether it is an excited 3 year old or an 83 year old.
There is a growing sense of anticipation, now that spring has appeared in its wonderful glory, of all the good things that God has in store for each of us. I find it so much easier to be positive when the sun is shining and it is still light when I come out of work in the evening.
I find that Christians sometimes lose that sense of anticipation. It can happen because of our own personal illness or other circumstances or because we take on too many church jobs so that we get bogged down and worn out.
That is why Emmaus should be such an important part of our lives through the 4th day activities of reunion groups and gatherings. It gives us the opportunity to lift our heads and, in the company of our fellow pilgrims, reflect on how God has equipped us for our service to Him. It is an opportunity to refresh ourselves.
Such an opportunity is coming on 28th June when we meet at Hugglescote for our National Day. I hope to greet as many as possible of you there. We are planning a day that I hope will be informative and, hopefully, inspiring but above all, refreshing.
If you can’t be there, you will be remembered in our prayers on that day. I hope that you are looking forward with anticipation to a good summer (putting the World Cup to one side) and that God refreshes each one of you.
Dave James (National Lay Director)