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ORBEC Newsletter Nov-Dec 2014

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SPONSORSHIP IS THE KEY

Community Building Through Sponsorship

An example of good sponsorship is most apparent in the way that a pilgrim
is led by his/her sponsor to approach the Fourth Day…as they are encouraged to participate in the Gatherings, reunion groups. perhaps even to serve on a Walk and become a sponsor.  Such was the sponsorship of Pilgrims for the 2016 Walk to Emmaus weekends.
Many who were “pilgrims” on Walks 13 and 14 have attended Gatherings,
joining in as community members to eat, fellowship, and worship together…
many have also joined existing reunion groups, as well as helped to form new ones…
and many have already signed up to serve on the next Walks.  The Fourth Day activities of new members help to build the Community and help to ensure success in future Walks.
“Success” on the Walk to Emmaus begins and ends with appropriate sponsorship.  Though team selection, training and community participation  are essential components of a Walk To Emmaus weekend, they have meaning only as they relate to the experience of the pilgrims.

The sponsorship process begins when a sponsor prayerfully asks God to lay on his/her heart the name of someone who might be interested in attending,
then thoughtfully talks with that person to explain the Walk To Emmaus and answer questions.
Potential pilgrims should be encouraged, but not feel forced, to consider attending the Walk.  Once they have said, “Yes” to the experience, sponsors stay in close touch as they walk with them through the process of application submission and making plans for themselves and their families for the Walk weekend.

The weekend is a benchmark, a point on the timeline of our Christian walks.
What makes Emmaus different from most “retreats” is that it keeps on going.
It designs a pathway for us to follow to become more Christ-like, and to encourage us on the journey.

The example of good sponsorship is most apparent in the way that a pilgrim
is led by his/her sponsor to approach the Fourth Day…as they are encouraged to participate in the Gatherings, reunion groups…perhaps even to serve on a Walk and become a sponsor.

Sponsorship does not end, but continues when a sponsor passes on to his/her pilgrim the baton of giving the gift of Emmaus.  It is never too early to begin to pray for God to nudge us towards potential pilgrims,  and to begin to plant seeds of interest in their hearts and minds.

De Colores.                                                                          Flo Douglas, Lay Director, Walk #14

 

 

Pray For Our Walks #13 & #14

The ORBEC Prayer Vigil still has openings just waiting for you to sign up to wrap Walks #13 & #14 in constant and consistent prayer over the next two weekends.  Currently the Men’s Walk Prayer Vigil has openings for 73 prayers for the Pilgrims, the team, the staff of Rock Eagle and the families of those serving and attending .  The Women’s Walk currently has 94 openings.  Please sign up  now.

De  Colores                                                                                                                  SC

About Sponsorship

Sponsorship

                                        

          The Blessings of Sponsorship

Sponsoring a Pilgrim is a win, win situation..  The Pilgrim certainly wins as he or she gets to walk closer with our Lord and Savior.  The Sponsor wins, too, as there is no better feeling than having helped someone to strengthen their faith.

It is never too soon to think about sponsoring a Pilgrim on the Walk to Emmaus.  We need to prayerfully consider the sponsorship of someone we care about, someone we want to have what we gained on our Walk to Emmaus; Someone we want to have that wonderful feeling we felt as we walked closer to Jesus; Someone who we will have helped to have a joyous, richer Christ-filled life.  Do Pass It On!

De Colores 

Clif Smith, Board Sponsorship Servant  

(Please print both pages of Sponsor Form)

Sponsor Forms

Sample Agape Letter                                                                                                    

 

Source: About Sponsorship