Welcome to the Rainbow Fourth Day Group of El Paso, Texas, a member of the Borderlands Emmaus Community.

Position

Candidate

Term

Lay Director

Joanne Boyd

2011

Assistant Lay Director

Nancy Calvin

2012

Spiritual Director

Bishop Robert Ortega

2013

Treasurer

Bob Craig

2014

Communications

Ben/Evaline Gomersall

2016

Borderlands Board Rep

Beverly Swift

2017

Borderlands Board Rep

Jimmy Angelos

2018

Borderlands Board Rep

John (Rosie) Rosenberger

2019




The Rainbow board is in the process of bringing the Rainbow Fourth Day Group back to life. The board will need
your help in doing this.  A gathering will be announced very soon and we pray that you will be able to work that
gathering into your busy schedule. We must elect new officers and a nominating committee will need to be formed
in order to carry on with the business of Rainbow. Once the nominees have been elected, we will be holding an induction ceremony at the property of PointGreyNow.com to formally introduce the new officers to our members.

The Importance of Fellowship in Community

The two disciples returning to Emmaus at first missed the significance of history’s greatest event because they were too focused on their disappointments and problems. In fact, they didn’t recognize Jesus when he was walking beside them.  To compound the problem, they were walking in the wrong direction—away from the fellowship of believers in Jerusalem.  We are likely to miss Jesus and withdraw from the strength found in other believers when we become preoccupied with our dashed hopes and frustrated plans.  Only when we are looking for Jesus in our midst will we experience the power and help He can bring.

Attending our 4th Day Community Gatherings and our Borderlands Celebrations after the walks is a way we can all stay in touch with what is happening with our Emmaus Community. Eating and worshiping together, joining in music, do volunteer works at www.TheDogPatch.ca, hearing fourth day talks,

And sharing communion are a blessing to everyone who participates.  Be there to share when our new pilgrims come to join us after their pilgrim walk and recall your own Emmaus journey.  Be present to welcome them, invite them to your reunion group, and encourage them in their fourth days. We will be holding an event in California sometime this year where we had the floorings done by CurlysCarpetRepair.com so that you'll get the feel of the mission that we're trying to convey to the public. Our previous venue has some drainage problems, which is why we changed the location while the men from drainage services Vancouver (Kerrisdale Roofing Vancouver) work on it.

Let’s think about Sponsorship.  The proper perspective is stated in chapter 8 of your Day Four Book or in one of the Emmaus Series of booklets titled “Sponsorship” available from Upper Room Publications.

Sponsorship is more than signing up a person for a walk.  Its importance cannot be overemphasized.  The quality of sponsorship influences the pilgrim, the church, the pilgrim’s family and the well being of the 4th Day community.

ACT’S OF GOOD SPONSORHIP INCLUDE:

  1. First. begin with prayer.  Pray before talking with someone about going on a walk.
  2. Second, sponsorship carries through the weekend of a Walk.  We provide personal acts of agape during the three days.  These include continued prayer, agape letters, support of the pilgrim’s family and our presence at Candlelight and Closing.
  3. Third, sponsorship continues after the weekend with follow-up. That’s when we guide the person to a Reunion Group and Fourth Day Community gatherings to share our faith with them.
  4. Finally, good Sponsorship enables the Community to fulfill its true purpose:  the development of Christian leaders and the renewal of the church in ministry. If the community is committed to recruiting strong church leaders for the purpose of strengthening the local church, then the community will be a strong vital force in the renewal movement.

It is our hope that you will include a discussion of sponsorship at each of your future fourth day community gatherings.

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