Llano Estacado Emmaus Newsletter
www.llanoemmaus.org
 
Apri, 2013 - Vol 17, Issue 4
In This Issue
From the Lay Director
Chrysalis
Pray for Others
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Community and Walk Dates
Community Dates
4/4/2013
April Community Gathering
First UMC Slaton
305 W. Lubbock St.
Slaton, TX
(806)828-6284
5/2/2013
May Community Gathering
First Assembly of God - Lubbock 
3801 98th St
Lubbock, TX 79423
(806) 783-0800

 

Walk Dates

April 12-14 Kairos Outside #5

WL: Jan d'Orsay

Apr. 18-21 Men's #88

LD: Kevin Booe

May 15 - 19  Kairos #29

Rector:TBA                                             

June 20-23 Women's #125

LD:LaFonda Stephens

Aug. 1 - 4 Young Girl's Flight

LD: Shayla Erickson

Aug. 1 -4  Young Guy's Flight

LD: Jared Chrestman

Aug. 1-4 Women's #126

LD: Sheila Kirby

Sept. 19-22 Men's #89

LD: TBA

Oct. 4-6th Kairos Outside #6

WL: Lynn McDonald

Oct. 24-27 Women's #127

LD: Missy Oliver

Nov. 13-17 Kairos #30

Rector: TBA

Greetings!

Here is your April Newsletter!
From the Lay Director 

21 "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' -Matthew 25:21

First off I would like to say a huge Thank You to my friend Terri Flores for her sacrificial service to all of us this past year! Terri my prayer is that God will allow me to lead at least half as well and continue the great things you and those before you have done for this awesome tool we call The Walk to Emmaus.

Even though I know many of you in this community, I would like to take a little time to introduce myself. My name is Chad Oglesby, I have been married to my beautiful wife Wendy for almost 22 years now. We have 4 wonderful children; Ariana-16, Alexia-14, Alena and Christian-11. I grew up all over the US being an Air Force brat, but spent most of my school age years in Tennessee. We moved here to Lubbock in 1994 and since this is the longest I have ever lived anywhere in my life, this is where I call home. That is my life summed up quickly and neatly.

My love for Emmaus began on my pilgrim walk in April of '04. I had a face-to-face encounter with the Man I call my Savior. He met me right where I was that weekend in Slaton, TX, despite my rough, tough fašade. He revealed to me several things that I needed to change about myself to become a better son, husband and father. Things that deep down I already knew needed to be done different or better, but being a creature of habit who didn't like change, I resisted mightily until then. That began a process of trying to become better. I didn't do it to be liked or respected or popular. I did it because I had an encounter with my Living God who told and showed me that I was not the man He had created me to be. I am forever grateful to all who have been involved in this process along the way. I tell you this not to say I have arrived by any means, but to allow you to share in my journey. I am still a work in progress. As far as I have come in the past nine years, I have the rest of my life to continue to work on becoming who God has called me to be. Having said that, I want to encourage ALL of you to help this community become all that God has called it to be. I have noticed a steep decline in attendance at our community meetings in the last several years which I believe has had a direct impact on the number of men/women that are being sponsored on walks. I would love to hear your input about community, good, bad or indifferent. I am posting my personal email address here for you to feel free to contact me. mrogles@sbcglobal.net . I would like to hear from each and every one of you if you will take the time to write. Please tell me what you like or dislike, anything you would like to see different or anything you particularly enjoy. If you haven't been to community in a short while or a long time, please let me know why. I feel it is our job in leadership to figure out how to best serve each and every one of you and I will try my best to do just that. I am humbled and honored to be blessed to do this and am looking very forward to an exceptional year.

Blessings to you all with the love of Jesus,

Chad Oglesby

Chrysalis
2 Corinthians 5:16-20

The Message (MSG)

16-20 Because of this decision we don't evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don't look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We're Christ's representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God's work of making things right between them. We're speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he's already a friend with you.

We hear it over and over in Emmaus. We are a new creation in Christ. This past weekend 14 young men experienced the love of Christ like never before. They are all a new creation in Christ.

Thank you so much from the team and butterflies from Chrysalis Journey #25. The community helped show these guys how much Christ loves them.

Your next opportunity to help bless some young people is for the joint Guy's and Girl's High School flights at Ceta Canyon. This weekend will be August 1-4, 2013 and we are in the process of getting ready. We need supplies. Prop boxes need to be put together, 4 to 6 of them. We will need 16 craft boxes with all the supplies. If you will contact me I will get them from you. We also would love to have your High School students. If you know any that want to work, please contact me and if you know some that want to attend get your paperwork filled out and sent in as soon as possible. We will likely have a cut off and I don't want your student to have to wait till next summer to go.

As always if you have any questions or want to be involved in some way please don't hesitate to contact me. roan.cowen@gmail.com or 806-773-8761

Become a friend with God, he is already a friend with you!!!!

Loving you all

Flying with Christ

 

Roan Cowen

Chrysalis Community Lay Director

Pray for Others 
Dear Llano Estacado Emmaus Community,

Besides keeping our own walks  in prayer  we have been asked

to pray for the following March walks in other Communities

 

None submitted

Maybe next month.

                                      

Only God knows what a difference your prayers will make to these walks!

Important

Contacts

Lay Director Chad Oglesby   mrogles@sbcglobal.net

Chrysalis Lay Director Roan Cowen roancowen@gmail.com

Women's Registrar Laurie Odom 806-773-3517 odomlaurie@gmail.com 

Men's Registrar Margaret Rohde 806-797-0207  mrohde843@suddenlink.net

Boys Chrysalis  Registrar  Madaline Bates 806-773-6124 mbates @sbcglobal.net 

Girls Chrysalis  Registrar   Mark & Celia Miller 806-328-5210 mfmraider@aol.com 

Women' Prayer Chain  Russell Mason rmason5858@windstream.net