San Diego Walk to Emmaus

 Sponsorship

God is nudging you to sponsor someone on the Walk to Emmaus.
How do you become an effective sponsor? First, pray about it. Ask God to put those on your heart who could benefit from the experience. But, be prepared, because God WILL put someone on your heart!

God is nudging you to sponsor someone on the Walk to Emmaus. How do you become an effective sponsor? First of all, pray about it. Ask God to put those on your heart who could benefit from the experience. But, be prepared because God WILL put someone on your heart!

Where do you go for help?
1. Pray!
2. See suggestions on the San Diego Emmaus website
3. The book, “Day Four” which you received on the Walk has everything you need to sponsor. Read Chapter 8.
4. Pray!
5. Pray!
6. Ask you sponsor to help you. They have already been a good sponsor and sponsored you!
7. Pray! Ask God to help!
 

Difficulties:
1. The biggest difficulty is picking the right person. This is not a program to cure people from emotional problems. The person should be emotionally stable since Pilgrims who need extra attention take away from others on the weekend. The Team already has their hands full with making sure the weekend runs smoothly. If they have to take time away from other Pilgrims and tend to just one Pilgrim, the others suffer.
2. The potential Pilgrim should not be consumed by other things that they cannot give their full attention to the weekend. If they are experiencing family or work crises, this might not be the best time to go on the Walk.
3. The potential Pilgrim will have to have a spirit of charity and cooperation and be able to sit through talks without disruption.
4. They should be active church members with a church home. They can be leaders or potential leaders and should regularly participate in the church.
5. The potential Pilgrim should be willing to grow and move forward in their relationship with the Lord.
 

What to tell the Pilgrim:
Everyone has their own experience on the weekend, so tell them that it will be a deep and meaningful encounter with God and leave it at that. Let them have their own experience on the weekend. DO tell them they will sit at tables and listen to 15 talks and that times of fun are mingled with times of quiet chapel experiences, that you will have communion each day. Tell them it is a short course in Christianity. Also explain the bedroom and bathroom accommodations.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact any SD Emmaus Board member or your sponsors.
 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact any Board member or your sponsor.

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