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.