Chrysalis – Nov 2015

Kim Smith Emmaus“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the WORD of our GOD stands forever.” Isaiah 40:8

The leaves will be turning, the weather will get cooler and it will get dark sooner. The season is changing but, one thing is certain, God never changes! The Chrysalis board has really been focusing on prayer. We realize that prayer can change everything. Maybe there are things in your life, like mine that need to change. It may be prayer life, studying God’s word more, even attitudes – whatever it is, God can show us and help us make that change.

I recently came across a saying that says “Faith and Prayer both are invisible, but they make impossible things possible! As we go through November, let’s remember to pray and slow down long enough to listen. I know I don’t want to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of November and December.

Please be in prayer over someone God wants you to ask to be a part of the January Chrysalis. Remember there is no cost to send a caterpillar on a Chrysalis, so please don’t let that hinder you from inviting 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 and seeking God while putting together a team for 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.

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

Chrysalis – Oct 2015

Happy Fall! I pray everyone is getting back into the swing of things. Fall is here and with that comes change. I want to thank Denise Chumley as the Chrysalis Community Lay Director and Winfield Davenport as the Chrysalis Spiritual Director for their leadership this past year. They have hearts of gold and hearts for Christ. Mark Miller and I have huge shoes to fill. Thank you Denise and Winfield!

As I write this, October is just a few days away and our middle son’s wedding is only 12 days away, so if this greeting is a bit wonky you know why! This is a first in our lives, a child getting married. What a blessing to see your children grow and start new seasons of their lives. I believe that is why chrysalis is so near and dear to my heart. Young men and women need the blessing of Chrysalis. They need Christ to guide them in the college age season of their life. We had the opportunity in September to bless many of them. Donna Burt led the young women and Jason Linderman led the young men. It was awesome to see God work in the lives of these young men and women. Thank you Donna and Jason for answering God’s call.

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 and seeking God while putting together a team for 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.

Annual Scholarship DinnerAs Denise mentioned this last month, but 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