Our next Gathering is Saturday, April 1, at 5pm. It is Pot Luck meal so bring something to share.
Sponsor training is at 4pm and the meal is at 5:00.
You need not have been to a walk to come to a Gathering. Bring anyone you want.
The gathering is just north of Nacogdoches at Bonita United Methodist Church. It is on Highway 259. Going north from Nacogdoches exit Highway 259 (at North Street) from Highway 59 and go north a few miles. Church is on left and right next to the Central Heights School; so if you see the school you have passed the church. The address of Bonita UMC is: 10303 US Hwy 259 Nacogdoches, TX
We will have our newest 4th day from walks #111 and 112, so lets welcome them with a warm reception. I hope to see everyone there!
Here is the list of the pilgrims for walk #1112. Please keep these men in your prayers during the walk that begins Thursday, March 23rd. Also try and make candlelight and the closing.
||First Church of the Nazarene, Livingston
||New Work Family Worship, Liberty
||Austin Heights Baptist Church, Nacogdoches
||Rosevine Pentecostal Church
||Perritte Memorial UMC
||FUMC, San Augustine
||A Frank Smith UMC, Alto
||Lake O The Pines Baptist, Avinger
||Faith Family Church
||Sabine Cowboy Church
The Men’s Walk #112 is quickly coming up (March 23 through March 26) and there are still several open slots on the prayer vigil sign up sheet. You can access the sheet on the home page of this site. Click the Prayer Vigil on the home page and it will take you right there. We can all serve in this very important function to make this walk change lives.
Mark your calendars!!!! April 1st, Bonita UMC just north of Nacogdoches on 259, we will have our Gathering. 4pm Sponsorship training and 5pm WE EAT!!!!! It’s a Pot Luck. Everyone bring something to eat. You don’t have to feed everyone, but it’s always nice to take some home. Make your favorite dish and join us.
Attending the Gatherings will help to keep you active in the Community. You’ll be able to sign up to work on upcoming Walks in October. And our Community Lay Director, Mike Waters, will tell us what’s going on in the Community. Our 4th Day speaker will be Lynn Clark. She has been a member of Bonita UMC for over 30 years. She was on Walk #33 and has worked 18 Walks in our Community. Serving both on the Emmaus Community Board and as Lay Director, you know she will have an inspiring word for us. You won’t want to miss it.
Here is a list of the women’s walk #111 team.
Karen Jones Roger Clayton
Karen Swenson Sharon Oglesbee Debbie Anderson Carol Riggs
Robin Palmer Sally Carr Suanne Wilson
Johanna Brady Janice Cummings Sharron Mills Mary Carol Grimes
Debbie Nicholson Christi Yarbrough Steffie Garcia
Stacy Johnson Kathy Moody Jan Griffin
Candy Wadsworth Therese Spradlin Belinda Katon
Dorene Philpot Lauria Greenwood Joyce Trojan Amanda Tillis
Debbie Milum-Cox Gaylyn Zamazal Jill Vaughan Crystal Parnell
Nicole Anderson Marsha Dawson Connie Page
Terri Moehring Laurie Mills Leslie Warren
Cindy Doran Paul Whitlatch Michael Harris
Let’s pray that they will be the hands and feet of God for the pilgrims.
Here is the updated list of pilgrims on Walk #111.
Pat Johnson had to drop off. Debra Haley from Lake O’The Pines Baptist Church is taking her place. Prayers for both of these women.
Walk 111 pilgrim list 2_17_2017
Have these ladies in your prayers now and through the walk.
The walk and gathering are both on full speed ahead. It looks like the women’s walk will be full and we might even get to start a waiting list. Our next gathering is at FUMC Nacogdoches, Feb 25th 5pm-7pm. This will be a covered dish meal, so bring something you’re proud of.
The new East District Superintendent for the Methodist church Anthony Vinson will be the 4th day speaker and will help with communion. Let’s be there to meet and greet Tony.
The address for FUMC is 201 E Hospital St, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Vincent Incardona is asking for some help with the Agape and Agape dinner . Here is his request;
There is a great need for Men’s and Women’s Agape. All reunion groups please start making Agape. We would also need a group or church to take care of the Men’s Walk Agape dinner. The meat portion is taken care of all we would need is a group to supply servers, the deserts, and veggies. On March 25th.
You can contact Vincent at 936-329-3987 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don Clark bio info for Walk 112
My name is Don Clark. I attended East Texas Emmaus Walk # 47 at Daniel Springs in October of 2000 and sat at the Table of St. Luke. I am a member of Bonita United Methodist church in Nacogdoches, TX. My walk was the single most powerful spiritual event in my life. A fire was set in my heart that will never go out! Over the years I have met many people for whom the Walk to Emmaus has had a similar impact on their lives.
I was born and raised in Angleton, TX. My college education was interrupted when I was drafted into the Army during the Vietnam War. I served in Germany from 1971-1973. Upon my return to the United States, I graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a BS and MS degree in Mathematics. I met my wife Pat while we were at SFA. We have been married for 40 years and are very proud of our 3 daughters (Heather, Katie, and Emily).
I retired from Lufkin Industries in 2007 after a career as an information technology professional. Since retirement, I volunteer and work at different places in the community where I can be of help.
I am looking forward to being part of the Walk 112 team. And with God’s help, we will shape ourselves into the image of Christ. And then use those 3 days to show the Pilgrims what having the spirit of Jesus within – can mean.
Thanks be to the ETEC board for thinking of me to be Lay Director of this walk. I pray for the support of our community’s 4th day community and will dedicate myself to insure that Walk 112 will be the “best walk ever”.
My name is Pam Andrews and I went on East Texas Emmaus Walk #56 and sat at the Table of Mary. I was born and raised on a farm in Gilmer, TX. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a degree in elementary education. My first teaching job was in Palestine, TX, where I also met my husband and best friend, Joel. We’ve been married for almost 30 years and are the proud parents of two four-legged children, Hoover and Velvet. I retired from teaching in 2014 and I now work as the receptionist at The Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin. My church home is Carpenter’s Way Baptist Church in Lufkin, where I am known for hugging, encouraging and praising God freely. When I went on my walk in February 2002, I had been a Christian for almost 30 years, but that weekend, God opened my heart to His amazing love for me that I had never been able to accept. He also began a process of teaching me how to love myself, which has made me a better Christian, wife, friend, daughter and employee. The Walk to Emmaus changed my life! When I got home that Sunday evening, my husband said, “You look different!” I was different and each year since, my walk with my Lord has grown stronger and sweeter. Every day, I dare to live the difference He has made in my life. My desire for team members and pilgrims is that each person opens their heart and receives God’s gifts of amazing love, tremendous joy and astronomical grace. It is a blessing and an honor to be asked to serve as a Lay Director in this wonderful Emmaus community and I am very thankful for all the people who have prayed for me and given me much encouragement. Without you, I wouldn’t be in this position and I am forever grateful. I will do my best to be an extension of God’s long arm of love and I will always give Him all the glory and praise. This will be the BEST AND MOST LOVING WALK EVER!
Remember the women’s walk will be February 16 through 19, 2017.