File - Dayspring Walk to Emmaus


File - Dayspring Walk to Emmaus
Dayspring Walk to Emmaus Chatter Matters March 2015
The Send Off Song
"Behold what Manner of
For the men.....
"Behold what manner of
love the Father has
given unto us.
Behold what manner of
love the Father has
given unto us,
That we should be called
the sons of God, That we
should be called the
sons of God." (Repeat all)
. Spring Walks Are Almost Here!
The teams are trained, the
Pilgrims are ready, and the
calendar is moving on toward the Spring Walks. Keep all aspects of the Walks in your daily
prayers. Table and baked agape are always needed and
appreciated for both Walks. We look forward to seeing
all of you at the Community events at the Campground.
May the Pilgrims see Jesus in each of us. Men's Walk March 12­15, 2015
Lay Director Neal Anderson
Spiritual Director Sam Wilder
Women's Walk March 19­22, 2015
Lay Director Velvet Stanfield
Spiritual Director Stephanie Smith
"When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks,
broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened
and they recognized Him, and He disappeared from their sight. They
asked each other, "Were not our hearts burning within us while He
talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?"
(Luke 24:30­32 NIV)
******************************************************************************************* A Note from Neal Anderson,
The Send Off Song
"Behold What Manner of
For the Women....
"Behold what manner of
love the Father has
given unto us.
Behold what manner of
love the Father has
given unot us,
That we should be called
the daughters of God,
That we should be called
the daughters of God."
(Repeat all)
On the Road to
Emmaus Lay Director, Men's Walk #90
Whew! I guess I'll start by
thanking the Dayspring
Community for blessing me with
the opportunity to lead Walk
#90. I'll be forever grateful to this
community for a chance to lead
something that in itself has had such an impact on my
life personally. Thinking about the Walk to come and the
opportunity to serve a group of pilgrims is exciting! It
is especially exciting when I consider how my personal
walk experience was redirected and my relationship with
my loving Father took flight after my Walk to Emmaus.
I would also like to report that the formation of our team
has been spectacular with the Holy Spirit. The team has
grown really close through the processes of team
formation and meeting times which should lead to a team
that is focused and ready to do the Lord's work.
Also, a BIG "thank you" for the prayers that have been
said and the ones to come for Walk #90. They have been
felt and appreciated.
Neal Anderson
[email protected]
Dayspring Walk to Emmaus #68
Table of Mark
A Note from Velvet Stanfield
Lay Director, Women's Walk #91
"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing,
in everything give thanks; for this is
the will of God in Christ Jesus for
you." (1 Thessalonians 5:16­18) I find
myself referring to this verse often. I
am thankful for my Emmaus family and
the opportunity to serve as Lay
Director for Walk #91. I rejoice that God has allowed me
to work with many Dayspring Ladies Walks, Chrysalis,
and Journey flights. I am so thankful for each time. God
always blesses me with new friends as He blesses all of
us by adding new Community members to Dayspring. I
rejoice that God has led me through these times. "Now that same day two
of them were going to a
village called Emmaus, about seven miles from
Jerusalem. They were
talking with each other
about everything that
had happened. As they
talked and discussed
these things with each
other, Jesus himself
came up and walked
along with them; but
they were kept from
recognizing him. He asked them, "What
are you discussing
together as you walk
along? Luke 24:13­18 Through much prayer and thanksgiving Christ continues
to work in me and through me. I love my Savior and I
look forward to serving him on Dayspring Women's Walk
#91. I am very excited to see what blessings God has in
store for the Pilgrims and the Servants. God is so good
ALL the time!
Velvet Stanfield
[email protected]
Dayspring Walk to Emmaus #69
Table of Deborah
A "Review of our Board"
Our current Dayspring Emmaus Board works
tirelessly to get the business of "Emmaus"
done. Many times we as the Community may
need reminding who serves and in what
capacity. Below is a review of those individuals and what they
Diane Freeman­­Community Lay Director, Board Chairman
Annette Smith­­Vice Chair of Board and Gathering Coordinator
Stephanie Smith­­Clergy, Community Spiritual Director
Larry Bird­­Clergy
Lonnie Johnson­­Clergy
Beth Akins­­Registrar
Ann Jacobs­­Communications
Michelle Barton­­Secretary
Kim Brown­­Treasurer
Vicky Riggins­­Music
George Beasley­­Worship
Ellen Kingery­­Agape
Keith Barnard­­Kitchen
Roxella Ball­­Training
Sharon Durrence­­Reunion Groups Coordinator, Historian
Buddy Anderson­­Purchasing
Brent Durrence­­Housing
Randy Brigman­­Secret Angels
Eddie Boulineau­­Prayer Coordinator*
Felicia Odum­­Chrysalis/Journey Representative*
Haley Higgs­­Chrysalis /Journey Representative*
Justin Keith­­Webservant*
Byron Haire­­Tattnall Campground Trustee Chair*
(Not Board members, but serve for Board). For more information and contact information of these
individuals you may go to and click on Board of Directors tab. ******************************************************************************************* Pieces of History Still Needed
Thank you for your response to the Historian's need of
information from Past Walks. We are thankful that all Pilgrim
and Team Lists have been located. We still need pictures and labels for Walks #47, 48, 51, 52, 72, 73, 74, 78, 80, 82, and 84. If
you have these in your memoirs, please scan and email to
Sharon or call her. Thank you for your assistance.
[email protected]
(912) 237­0433
We are in need of churches to sponsor Gatherings for
the rest of the year. Please check the Calendar of
Events below to see what is vacant.
If your church is willing to host a monthly Gathering
this year, please contact Mrs. Annette Smith, our
Gatherings Coordinator at :
[email protected]
(912)865­2164 Home
(912)682­6733 Cell
The PIO Party Gathering following the Walks will be held at Tattnall
Campground on Friday night, March 27, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. **********************************************************
"Pilgrim's Progress"
Gary McCorkle
Dayspring Walk to Emmaus #56
Table of Peter
To say I had no idea about Emmaus before 2005 was
probably not true; I just didn't think I needed it until I
To say that the Walk to Emmaus was life­changing for me is an
understatement. I enjoyed the fellowship, worship, praise, rhythm,
singing, sharing, praying, eating, listening, and loving that went on
during the cloistered weekend. Charles Deal's son­in­law, Buddy
Morgan was the leader at my table. (Isn't it funny how God worked that
out since Charles first encouraged me to go)? Chuck Lee of my
church went on the same Walk I did and we became closer friends. His wife and my wife also went on to enjoy the same shared
experience. Everything on the Walk was phenomenal. But Sunday when the
servants lined the kitchen walls and Lay Director Bruce Yawn told of
the fees they had paid just to serve me­­I was a broken, sobbing man.
I liken my Walk experience as getting relit with the fire of the Holy
Spirit that surrounds Emmaus. Like Bro. Don Proctor, who married
Judy and me 37 years ago, always says: "I am not retired, I am re­fired
by the Holy Spirit flame."
Since Emmaus, I almost have a thirst to serve God excitedly and
overwhelmingly. It reminds me of the image of a parched, thirsty man
getting a drink of water from an open fire hose­­he sticks his face into
it and gets overwhelmed by the power of the flow. Gasping for breath
and regaining his composure, he comes back for another drink. I
think Emmaus just overwhelms us with the flow of God's love and we
always come back for more. After Emmaus events I tend to notice God's creation more­­the
blueness of the sky, the leaves' bright colors, the sound of birds
chirping, laughter of children, and I even manage to smile a few times
at my boss.
I have worked numerous Walks and was the Lay Director for Walk
#84. I encourage my circle of friends, coworkers, Sunday school
class, and church members to get lit by the fire that flows through
Emmaus. Typically, you will see me bring food, attend Send­Off,
attend Candlelight, and sign up to support the Prayer Vigil during an
Emmaus weekend.
My family is involved in Emmaus, and that is a Pilgrim's Progress I
am most proud of. My daughter, son­in­law, and other family
members have been through the Walk. My daughter has even given
Talks during Women's weekends.
Since Emmaus, God inspired me about 8 years ago to start putting
some thoughts down into the form of a weekly letter called "Gary's
Devotionals." What started with around 45 people has grown to an
email listing of over 300. A lot of them are forwarded and re­forwarded
into cyberspace. By last count they were traveling from Kentucky to
Florida on various social media.
I still do a lot of the things to serve in my church and community, but
also now help with a soup kitchen at our church. I respond to texted
prayer chains from people I now love in a deeper more special way. All of this helps the cause of Christ. People are anxious to follow a
cause they can believe in, one the terroristic world exploits to its
advantage. Like Billy Graham once said, "Our cause is Christ, and
Him crucified."
To me, there needs to be a sense of urgency about those of us that
have been a Pilgrim­­to take a stand for Jesus Christ in today's
confusing world. Emmaus gives us the tools to do that (That is what a
true "Pilgrim on a journey" is all about). Staying close to Emmaus
binds us into a cord that is not easily broken. As Hubert Reeves said
one early Saturday during training­­"Emmaus is where I want to be."
I may have once had my finger on the pulse of life, but Emmaus has
helped God truly restart my "heart" for Him. To me, heaven will look a
lot like Emmaus­­fellowshipping with each other in love and
worshipping God totally. James 4:8 says "Draw closer to God and He
will draw closer to you." Isn't that a "Pilgrim's Progress" we should
all strive for each and every day of our lives?
Gary McCorkle [email protected] *****************************************************************************
March 5 6:30 p.m. Emmaus Board Meeting
March 7 8:15 a.m. All Teams­­Camp Set Up
(All Walk activities will be held at Tattnall Campground)
March 12 6:45 p.m. Send­Off Men's Walk #90
March 14 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Men's Walk #90
March 15 4:00 p.m. Closing Men's Walk #90
March 19 6:45 p.m. Send­Off Women's Walk #91
March 21 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Women's Walk #91
March 22 4:00 p.m. Closing Women's Walk #91
March 27 7:00 p.m. PIO Party for Walks #90, #91
@ Tattnall Campground
March 31 6:30 p.m. Sustaining the Spirit
(Statesboro First United Methodist Church)
April 25 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
(Nevils United Methodist Church)
May 1 Servant Applications Deadline for FALL WALKS
May 23 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
June 27 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
July 1 Pilgrims Applications due for FALL WALKS July 18 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
(Camp Meeting at Tattnall Campground)
August 22 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
September 10 6:45 p.m. Send­Off Men's Walk #92
September 12 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Men's Walk #92
September 13 4:00 p.m. Closing Men's Walk #92
September 17 6:45 p.m. Send­Off Women's Walk #93
September 19 8:00 p.m. Candlelight Women's Walk#93
September 20 4:00 p.m. Closing Women's Walk #93
September 25 7:00 p.m. PIO Party
September 29 6:30 p.m. Sustaining the Spirit
October 24 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
December 5 6:00 p.m. Community GATHERING
(Bulloch Union United Methodist Church)
In Christ,
Ann Jacobs, Communications
[email protected]
DWTE #67, Table of Sarah
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