Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Walk to Emmaus

Last weekend my husband led music for a mens retreat called the Walk to Emmaus. I went to the closing ceremony and was blessed by hearing the testimonies from the men of how God has impacted their lives. Listening to their stories always adds fuel to my fire and inspires me to share the love of Jesus with others. Several of the men thanked me for giving my husband up for the weekend, and I must say that it was worth it!

So what is the Walk to Emmaus and how can 3 days change someone's life? The retreat is for men and women seeking to strengthen and renew their faith. It is for people of any denomination and from all different points on their spiritual journeys. The goal of Emmaus is to show the love of Jesus and to equip Christians to go back and serve in their home churches and communities. What happens there? You hear talks given by pastors and peers, worship, fellowship with other believers, and are given many unique experiences to connect with God. The Emmaus weekend is unlike any other retreat or conference you may have attended in the past. Many will tell you that it's hard to describe, but is just something that must be experienced. The one thing I can guarantee is that you will feel loved, possibly more than you ever have before.

I went on my Emmaus Walk during my sophomore year of college. I was nervous about being the youngest one there, and not knowing anyone. But none of that mattered. It was one of the best experiences of my life! I have been on team twice since then, each time getting something different out of the weekend.

Sound like something you'd like to do? To go on Emmaus you need to have a sponsor...someone who has been through it. Just ask me and I can either sponsor you myself or connect you with someone who can. The next Walks for men and women are in the fall. You won't regret it!

1 comment:

Angi said...

Yes, it is amazing! And yes, thank you for sharing your hubby! My hubby was VERY touched by the music.