Llano Estacado Emmaus Newsletter
June, 2013 - Vol 17, Issue 6
In This Issue
From the Lay Director
Pray for Others
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Community and Walk Dates
Community Dates
June Community Gathering
First Baptist Shallowater    
1008 8th St
Shallowater, TX 79360
(806) 832-4511


Walk Dates


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


Oct. 4-6th Kairos Outside #6

WL: Lynn McDonald

Oct. 24-27 Women's #127

LD: Missy Oliver

Nov. 13-17 Kairos #30

Rector: Mike Ehler 


Here is your June Newsletter!
From the Lay Director 

There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.

~ John 15:13, NLT


As I sit here enjoying this Memorial Day, this scripture really brings it home for me. . This holiday originated as Decoration Day and was to honor the fallen soldiers of the confederate war. It has evolved for some into just a long weekend, a mark of the beginning of summer or even a time to get together with family and barbeque. I think it is very important to recognize what the true meaning of the day is and that is the recognition of those who have given their lives in defense of our country for generations. These people laid their lives down that others may continue to enjoy the same freedoms they did. How Christlike is that? Jesus Christ laid down His life that All may live and be free, but free from so much more than just tyranny or dictatorial rule. He gave His life that we might be free from sin and death. So my prayer is that every Memorial day from now on you remember those who have sacrificed on your behalf, on my behalf and remember that Jesus gave it all, that we may have it all.  


I have exciting news! Last month I talked about change and this month I am happy to tell you about it. June 6th is our next community gathering at First Baptist Shallowater and we are going to change things up. We will start with the meal that is going to be cooked by some of the men from Tahoka with Branded Ministries. There will be burgers and all the fixin's, chips and drinks. We would ask that you bring a dessert to share. We will start 30 minutes earlier than usual at 6:30. At 7:30 we will have a time of communion together then we will dismiss and go home. I pray you will join us and I am looking forward to what God has in store for us all!


Our July community gathering has been moved from July 4th to July 11th. Be sure and mark your calendars!


Blessings and love, see you June 6th!

Chad Oglesby


Get the word out. Teach all these things. And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed-keep that dusted off and in use.

1 Timothy 4:11-14 The Message


It is time to sign up your High Schoolers for the Summer Chrysalis. Age 15 to 18 and completed their freshman year in High School. Applications on the Llano Emmaus website. Be sure if your student is under 18 that you get the form notarized.


August 1-4 at Ceta Canyon. Guys will bunk and meet at Ceta Glen and Gals will bunk and meet at Ceta Canyon. All the activities will be staggered. See schedule below.


Send-off will be staggered by 30 to 45 minutes starting at 7:00 pm. We would then have a joint sponsor's hour.


There will be 2 separate banquets. Around 5:00 to 5:30 on Saturday.


We will have one candlelight at regular time 8:00 PM and the other about 30 minutes after we leave the first one with the caterpillars having their reflection time. The 2nd would not be a full service we will pray for everyone at the 1st candlelight and do communion and everything then just travel over to the other camp and be ready for them to come.


Closing would also be staggered by 2 hours. Start one by 3PM Girls and then one at 5PM Guys.

This is going to be an amazing weekend filled with many blessings for these young people. We are going to build some mighty leaders for Christ. Please don't hesitate to send your High School student.


As always if you need anything or have any questions please email me at [email protected]

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 June walks in other Communities


None submitted

Maybe next month.


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



Lay Director Chad Oglesby   [email protected]

Chrysalis Lay Director Roan Cowen [email protected]

Women's Registrar Laurie Odom 806-773-3517 [email protected] 

Men's Registrar Margaret Rohde 806-797-0207  [email protected]

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

Girls Chrysalis  Registrar   Mark & Celia Miller 806-328-5210 [email protected] 

Women' Prayer Chain  Russell Mason [email protected]