Chrysalis Aug 2016

Kim Smith EmmausWhew! It’s been hot, hasn’t it? I’m so thankful it is only temporary, just like things of this world. So much is going on in the world today, it is easy to become anxious and worried about the future. As I read in my devotional book Jesus Calling, Jesus doesn’t just say do not worry, he commands us to not worry. As Corinthians 12:9 says,” But he said to me,’My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’  Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”  So as we finish out the summer of 2016, let’s remember to trust him one day at a time in our anxious moments.

We have some exciting events to look forward to; coming up next month, Yvonne Allred is gearing up for the Young Ladies Journey starting September 1-4. There is still room if you have a young lady between the ages of 18-25 wanting to be blessed. Applications can be downloaded from the Emmaus website and sent to Celia Miller. Likewise, Greg Schilling is preparing for the Young Men’s Journey starting September 15-18. There is room on that journey as well. Applications can be sent to Jonathan Bloxom. Please pray about those special young adults you can ask to go on these amazing journeys. All caterpillars are on scholarships, so money can’t be an issue.

Speaking of scholarships, please remember and mark your calendars for the annual Chrysalis fund raising dinner. It will be held on December 10, at the Bayer Crop Science Museum. Tickets are being printed as we speak. It is come and go from 5:00-8:30p.m. Tickets are $30 and you have a choice of Prime Rib, Pork Loin or Steak with all the fixings, drinks and entertainment. Please see any Chrysalis Board member more information. We can accommodate your office, family or reunion group Christmas party.   

NEW this year will be a raffle with lots and lots of great items. The raffle will benefit the scholarship fund. Some items will include: a Traeger Grill, 12-gauge shotgun, a big DeWalt tool set, 120 pounds of hamburger meat, 24 steaks, 1 cooked prime rib, $300 worth of gift cards from Cabela’s, $150. Gift cert. from carpet tech, housecleaning, just to name a few. Tickets will be just $5.00 and any board member will be glad to give you more information. The Chrysalis board would love to thank you in advance for supporting the Chrysalis scholarship fund.

Please don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions about any of this events.


Kim Smith

Chrysalis May 2016

Kim Smith EmmausHello, May!! I don’t know about you, but I am ready for warmer weather. I love the newness of all things, flowers blooming, grass turning green, trees coming out, birds singing, new calves running in the field, and sweet baby kittens. Yes, we live on a farm. New life, what a precious thing, not only in just being born, but reborn! Thank you Jesus, for loving us enough to die on the cross for us! Romans 5:8, ”But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

The chrysalis board are getting items together for a great raffle. We will have some big ticket items to be raffled off to raise money for our scholarship fund. As of right now, we have a Prime Rib Package, a Steak Package, a 360 lbs. ground meat package, a smoker/grill, and working on several more, big items. If you are interested in sponsoring an item, please let one of the board members know as soon as possible.

We are also getting plans together for our annual December fundraising meal. It will be held again at the Windmill Center on December 10th from 5 to 8. Get that on your calendar now! Prime rib, steak or pork loin, your choice, yum! If you have a business, group, or family gathering that would like to have the Christmas party at the dinner, we would love to serve you and make it something special for your group. We will decorate and serve, you just show up, what a deal!

That’s all for now, see you Thursday!

Kim Smith

Chrysalis March 2016


Kim Smith EmmausI can’t believe it is March! We would like to invite all of you to our fundraiser at McAlisters on 82nd street, March 1st. We could make it one big reunion night! We all love to visit and eat, so let’s do it and raise money for the college journeys. All money raised goes towards scholarships for the caterpillars. We want to thank you in advance for coming and supporting Chrysalis. 

Our next journeys are in September, so be praying about who you can invite to take this great journey with us. 

Kim Smith

Chrysalis Feb 2016

Kim Smith EmmausHappy New Year, I’m sorry you didn’t get a hello from me last month! The way this year has started off, God has reminded me many times how I need to be still and listen to Him. Our family has already had lots going on, and yet we can see God is all over our situations! I love how he shows us HIS plan is much bigger and better than ours, especially in the hard times.  Even though we can’t see why things bad or hard things seem to be happening, God has the perfect plan. So, I encourage you to look for God even in the small and hard times.

I want to thank you for supporting the December Fundraiser.  It was fabulous! It was great to see many of you supporting the scholarships for the Chrysalis journeys.

As I type this, the young men’s journey lead by Trapper Burrus is in full swing. There are 18 young men being blessed at Mercy Center right now. Earlier this month, Kayla Watson and her team lead a wonderful group of young ladies. The young ladies were awesome and God filled the Mercy Center that weekend! Thank you Kayla and Trapper for answering God’s call, you both are amazing! I would like to encourage you to invite someone now for the September journeys.  We would love to have it overflowing and a waiting list going. Thank you for supporting the young people-our future leaders.

Fly with Christ,
Kim Smith

Chrysalis Dec 2015

Kim Smith EmmausNo one wants to go through difficult periods alone. No one likes to stand up and be the lone voice. We want to know someone has our back or is standing with us. We carry out our responsibilities better when we encourage one another. As we enter the Christmas season, we can strengthen our relationships when we offer our support and encouragement to others. Our ultimate calling is to lead others to place of greater commitment to God.

Please be in prayer of someone God wants you to ask to be a part of the upcoming Chrysalis in January. Remember there is no cost to send a caterpillar on a Chrysalis. So please don’t let that hinder you from asking a young person to a Chrysalis. Kayla Watson and her team are preparing for the Chrysalis that will be held January 7-10. Trapper Burris is preparing for his first team meeting this Saturday. This journey is January 28-31. Thank you Kayla and Trapper for answering God’s call. We already have several caterpillars ready to go, so as I said before, be in prayer about who God wants you to ask, you don’t know until you ask!

I wanted to remind you again about our Annual Scholarship Dinner. It will be held December 12 at the Bayer Crop Science Museum of Agriculture. It is come and go from 5:30-9:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 (please remember this is a fund raiser) and you have a choice of Prime Rib, Pork Loin or Steak with all the fixings, drinks and entertainment. I realize Graduation is that weekend also, but what better way to feed family & friends that have come into town, than to take them to a great meal while helping to replenish our scholarship fund. Please see any Chrysalis Board member for tickets or more information. All funds go directly into our Scholarship fund for future Journeys. I thank you in advance for your support.
Fly with Christ,
Kim Smith