Welcome to the Website for the SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA WALK TO EMMAUS Community!

The Walk to Emmaus is an experience of Christian Spiritual Renewal and formation that begins with a three-day short course in Christianity. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the love and grace of God in a unique manner. During the 72 hours, God will meet you where you are in your relationship in order to bring you closer to Him.

As I reflect on my walk experience, I am reminded of the two questions asked by the last speaker. Am I changing the history of the world or am I fading into obscurity and insignificance? Be reminded, it doesn’t matter what happened those three days, but on what you do with every day after that 72 hour experience.

If we are going to engage in ministry that will change our world we need support. Staying connected to the community through Reunion Groups, Gatherings and serving in the background on weekend events, strengthens our faith walks. It helps us each to be empowered leaders, so we can be the hands and feet of Christ in our homes, churches and communities. Remember that YOU may be the only encounter someone may have with Christ in your day to day experiences.

I look forward to a year of new experiences and Christ centered worship as we support each other in our faith journeys in 2016. May we each hear God’s call for our life and act upon His nudge to do great things to extend HIS kingdom!!

“Here I am Lord, Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go Lord, if YOU lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.”

SWVA Emmaus

Laura Gaylor
Community Lay Director
Richmond Emmaus Walk #52
Table of the Joyful Spirit