“Christ is counting on you….”

“Christ is counting on you….”

Remember those words? Immediately prior to your response during your Walk?

“And I am counting on Christ!”

Somewhere over the last thirty years, for each of us, the question was asked and answered.

In August, the Community has no Gathering, but the Board has a breakfast/Board meeting on August 25, 2018 at Marshall UMC between 0900 and 1200 and Community members interested in becoming Regional Representatives, Board Members, Spiritual Directors and servants are welcome to attend.

The July Gathering, I have been told, was bathed in heavy rains. It rained so hard that the roof leaked and buckets were strategically placed to catch the water. I was not present and I have read that the Board had 8 attendees and an estimated 20 persons heard Stan Kurzeja’s 4th Day Talk.

Ecclesiastes 3 A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

The Board needs the Community’s prayers for its August Board retreat because it must consider which phase of the life cycle Loudoun Valley Emmaus finds itself; thriving/struggling. We seek your wisdom in your prayers and we seek Solomon’s wisdom, reflected – in part – in the referenced passage.
The time to plant and the time to build, were clearly displayed in the first 18 or so years of LVE’s life. Your Board is confronted with the question of what “season” we currently find ourselves visiting.
I will close with a passage which inspires me:

Luke 9:62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

Phil Hannum, CLD, LV # 5