January 2020 Newsletter

January 2020
NKY Emmaus Community Newsletter
Hope for the New Year…
As we ring in the New Year, we tend to reflect on the events of the year past. Many of us have experienced exquisite blessings of love and marriage, new family additions, new careers and locations… Many of us have, also, endured tremendous struggles that we seriously thought we could not bear – sickness, the passing of loved ones, financial hardships, devastating disasters, and the hollow loneliness that comes with it all.
As we anticipate the New Year with both anxiousness and excitement as we set new goals and make future plans, I find it so very comforting to remember this: We have a Father. We have a Comforter. We have a Savior. We have hope.
We have God’s love and promises to carry us through this life and He – Our Father – has promised us that He will never leave us or forsake us. What a wonderful promise! Through thick and thin, joy and sorrow, God is there with us. There is nothing that happens to us that doesn’t first pass by Him. Every moment of bliss or struggle, our Heavenly Father shares with us.
Reflect on the year past and be thankful for His presence in gladness and in sorrow. Look forward to the year that lies before us, knowing that we are not left alone and comfortless. Know that our joys are His joys. He loves us with an un-conditional love that cannot be quenched. His Grace will be more than sufficient. Rejoice! We have a Savior!
Great News from the NKY Emmaus Board, because of your generous giving over the past twelve plus months we are happy to announce that both the Men’s and Women’s walks fees for 2020 will be $140.00 for both pilgrims and team members.
There are two Emmaus board positions open at this time, Team Selection and Outreach, both of these positions meet only six to seven times a year. If you have any questions please contact me or one of the board members. As a new year begins, let us all look to God for the direction he wants us to go in 2020. Sometimes our paths seem unsure and fearful, but if we trust him with all our hearts and lean not on our own under-standings he can guide us to do things we never thought we would be able to do.
The Upcoming Chrysalis Flights for 2020 in the Greater Cincinnati area our Northern Lights Chrysalis Lebanon Ohio UMC Boys is 1/18-20,2020 and the Girls is 2/15-17 2020. Cornerstone Chrysalis Louisville,Ky both boys and girls flight are held the same weekend. Flight #63 1/18-20 2020, Flight #64 9/5-7 2020, and Flight #65 1/16-18 2021. Please be praying for our Chrysalis community.
Please continue to pray for John Poe our LD for men’s walk #48 during team selection.
Hope to see you all at the next gathering January 9th @ Immanuel Boone Campus (fellowship at 7pm and the gathering starts at 7:30pm) and may God bless you as we begin a New Year of serving God in our churches, in the Emmaus Community and wherever he leads us.

Your brother in Christ,
Greg Beagle
Northern Kentucky Emmaus
Community Lay Director

De Colores!