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Spring Weekend!

15 caterpillars joined the team Friday morning for what was to be an amazing weekend. An amazing weekend it was. Prayers were answered and lives changed. Laughter, tears and worship was shared among friends new and old. There was lots of great food as always. If you missed the weekend with our future generation come out and work offsite with them on the next two Emmaus weekends. 

Girl Caterpillars: Sarah Johnson, Beth Butcher, Brooklyn D'Angelo, Bethann White, Danielle Buege, Makayla Craig, Mckenzie Arnett, Keileeonna Arnett, Jade Higgins 

Boy Caterpillars: Kasey Cozart, Dustin Lively, Brennon Weese, Isaac Green, Austin Craig, Zachary King 

Men’s Emmaus Walk #97 - April 7-10
Sendoff – April 7 – 7PM ----- Candlelight – April 9 8PM ----- Closing – April 10 – 3:30PM

Pilgrims: Craig Blankenship, Jay Mines, Matt Dewitt, Melvin Borden, John Roach, Dale Baker, Ron Wojicki, David Stickel

Team: Mike Crandall, Dave Jones, Eddie Mullenax, Tim Turner, Brad Bennett, Stephanie Bennett, Carl Radcliff, Jim Baker Keith Dodrill, Willie Owens, Andrew Galan, Ryan Graban, Ben Randolph, Ernest Yeager, Sean Briscoe, Clark Robinson, Jimmy Doak, Lou Ortenzio

Women’s Emmaus Walk #98 - April 14-17
Sendoff – April 14 – 7PM ----- Candlelight – April 16 8PM ----- Closing – April 17 – 3:30PM

Pilgrims: Jessy Hayes, Stephanie Henderson, Carol Blankenship, Rene Crowl, Kim DeMesster, Jennifer Johnston, Genie Wears, Jackie Glaspell, Doris Turner, Lisa Booth, Jennifer Dayton, Carrie Stump, Angel Lansberry, Melissa Jenkins, Carmelita Browning, Cynthia Bellina, Iris Wichenhofer, Angel Pritt, Debra Lloyd, Lisa Wanstreet, Billie Muscatelle, Jenny Mutschelknaus

Team: Sarita Robinson, Donetta Ortenzio, Mary Galan, Beth Graban, Carissa Bartlett, Divina Calahan, Peggy Williams, Missie Elliott, Wade Robinson, Lou Ortenzio, Steve Stemple, Kathy Daniels, Angie Davis, Angie Shockey, Connie McMillian, Kelly Crandall, Connie Goodwin, Jackalyn Tawney, Yvonne Gump, Carol Armstead, Heather Ashcraft

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Will you be the hands and feet of Jesus?

Hello Emmaus Community. The weekends are fast approaching.  How can you be the hands and feet of Christ? Remember what your weekend meant to you and all the work needed to make it happen. Pray about how you can return that love to the upcoming pilgrims. Think about serving offsite. Many hands are needed to make light work.  Please come out to support the pilgrims on the upcoming walks. If only for a few hours. Whatever you can give is much appreciated. God has big plans for the upcoming weekends, won't you be a part of it?  
God Bless, DeColores - Tammy Jones - Emmaus Community LD

You may know the Spring Emmaus/Chrysalis weekends began with Chrysalis last weekend. Willing hands and feet came out of nowhere just when needed.
Tabby Hamrick will be leading the Men’s kitchen and Dale Shockey for the Women. They both would to see all of you amazing people who always "come out of nowhere" when help is needed. Even just an hour or two is a blessing. Putting our trust in God to send the help we need, right when we need it, so if He speaks to you, please come. :) 
For the kitchen to run smoothly it take a team working together. Please ask God if you are to be part of the kitchen team. If his answer is yes please contact the lead kitchen or Ryan Graban on board (his contact info is on last page) as let them know when you plan to be there. It is a true blessing to serve behind the scenes and watch as God does his work.

I have been thinking a lot about spring and the elements. We look at spring as New Birth. We are able to take a look around and see the beauty of this occurring in nature. Scripture even tells us about spring. Solomon 2 verse 11 and 12 says: "See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooling of doves is heard in our land." I think of the new birth that is about to happen and I am beyond excited. I think the father for the people that he will bring to chrysalis, as well as the men and women's Emmaus walk. I pray that we keep ourselves open to the feeling of his holy spirit. That love is poured out of us and into every part of the youth, and the adults that will be attending these walks. I ask that you please join me in praying for all who will be involved as well these Weekend. Whether they be serving off-site, teaming, or ministering. Every part of the body is just as important as the other. God has a purpose for us all. I can't wait to see all he has planned for us these weekends. I still can use some help with the agape. Remember the walk you took part in, and all the love that was shown to you. This is a perfect opportunity to give back to this community. What better time than springtime the beginning of NEW BIRTH. If you can help call me at 304-629-9039. If you don't get an answer leave a message I will definitely get back to you. You can also get ahold of me on Facebook just message me. God bless you I hope to see you or hear from you soon. One more thing 1 more thing I'd like to remind you of. If you haven't made it out to the Gatherings please come out, there has been a move of the Holy Spirit. The food has been outstanding, messages have been life changing, and the worship has been wonderful.
Jodi Thompson – Emmaus Agape

Hello community, 
I've been reading this new book it's called Jesus Freaks DC talk and the voice of the martyrs. And within this book I have found several things that I would like to share. The first I want to quote something that I believe we all need to hear.
“Act like people with good sense and not like fools. These are evil times, so make every minute count... Find out what the Lord wants you to do.”
Paul the apostle Martyred in Rome, 65 A.D. (Ephesians chapter 5: 15 - 17)
As I look at this quote I think about today. We are living in evil times and every turned or something to tempt us. Have we been living our lives the way Christ wants us to?
The further I read into this book I found more people that have lived their lives doing as Christ called them to do, living the way he wants us to live, and doing the work he's called us to do. Are you listening to God's words? Is he talking to you? Are you being called to do something? I was called to the head of chapel for the Emmaus community in north-central West Virginia this year. I'm doing this to the best of my abilities. Are you being called to help with this community and ignoring it?
How does it make you feel to ignore God's words? Let me give you a few ideas of how some people live their lives for our Lord and they did not ignore it! 
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliott spearheaded by headhunters in Ecuador while surveying there as a missionary in 1956. 
“Don't let evil get the best of you, but conquer evil by doing good.” Paul the apostle martyred in Rome, 65 A.D. (Romans 12: 14, 15, 21)
 “Now I suffer what I suffer; but then another will be in me who will suffer for me, because I too will be suffering for him.”  Felicitas martyred in Carthage, North Africa 202 A.D.
 “However it goes with me, I labor that you may have the Gospel preached among you. Though it cost my life, I think it well bestowed.”  John Perry martyred in Wales 1593
 “We work hard and suffer much in order that people will believe the truth, for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people.” Paul the apostle martyred in Rome, 65 A.D. (1 Timothy 4:10)
 I leave you with these words, have you been helping in your community? De Colores Sandra Blankemeyer – Emmaus Chapel

As a member of both boards (on Chrysalis but also a rep from Chrysalis to Emmaus) I am encouraging everyone to take part in these weekends in some way please come out if not teaming an make it a priority an offsite an try to come to send off, sponsors hour, candle light and closing. I do understand things happen where we at times cannot attend and help but remember your weekend and the power these weekends have. To change lives and lead people's to strong leadership to a strong relationship to Jesus Christ. My Emmaus walk changed my life and made me from a strong Christian to a Christian leader. Please sign up for prayer vigil, come out and help, and be there for the team and pilgrims and caterpillars for opening closing and candlelight.
I am encouraging you to be the hands and feet. Also we had a fun agape making party Monday March 28th. About 17 of us got together at connecting point and made some agape for all 4 upcoming weekends. 
Heather Ashcraft – Chrysalis Agape

Don’t forget offsite workers need to have a background check completed. 
See the policy for complete details --> NCWV Emmaus/Chrysalis background check policy
Page 3 is the only page that needs to be turned in. 
You can turn the form and $10 fee in to a board member. 
Any questions please contact Tabby Hamrick or Codi Richards. 


Upcoming Events

April 7-10 – Men’s Emmaus Walk #97 Lay Director – Mike Crandall
April 14-17 – Women’s Emmaus Walk #98 Lay Director – Sarita Robinson
April 29 – HOOT 6:00PM at Valley Worlds of Fun in Fairmont 
May 21 – Sponsorship Training 4:30PM Covered Dish Dinner 5:30PM Gathering 6:30PM H&H Chapel in Fairmont.
June 18 – Gathering 6:30PM H&H Chapel in Fairmont. Snacks and fellowship following.
July 16 – Gathering 6:30PM H&H Chapel in Fairmont. Snacks and fellowship following.
August 20 – Annual Picnic - Details to be announced

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