From the Desk of the Lay Director – May 2015

Hello Community!


Frank McClelland smallFirst of all, I want to thank BJ Schilling for his service to the Llano Estacado Emmaus Community, not only for this last year as Community Lay Director, but in the many years prior. He is truly one of the most obedient and humble men I know. The joy of Christ is all over his face and you can’t help but follow him. Thank you my friend!

As I sit at my desk to write this, the world seems to be falling down all around us and it can be quite discouraging. There are riots in Baltimore; over 5,000 people have died in an earthquake in Nepal; ISIS is spreading terror around the world. We all have our own tragedies and trials that we face every day. The list can go on and on and on, but our God is bigger than all of that! There is no way for us to overcome the world and all of its troubles and thrive in it without Jesus as our Savior.

That is the point and purpose of the Emmaus movement. The Walk is a model for us to follow in our Fourth Days. In John 17:3, Jesus said, “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” Eternal life began for each of us when we gave our lives to Jesus. It is right now. The men who attended Men’s Walk #93 can testify to that. Let us encourage them and each other to stay connected first to Christ, then to our families, and then to each other.

There is not a Walk or Chrysalis in May, but there is a Kairos that we can support. It goes from May 14 -17. They need our prayer, our financial support, and our presence to help cook and at Closing. Women’s Walk #133 starts June 18 and it is not too early to sponsor a friend, sister/sister in law, mother/mother in law, or daughter/daughter in law.

The next Community meeting is May 7th at 6:30 PM at Broadway Church of Christ. Please come and enjoy food, fellowship, and worship together. I can’t wait to see your smiling faces!

De Colores,
Frank McLelland