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Men's Walk #79 – April 7-10, 2016
Lay Director: Michael Duane Brown
Vice Director: Terry Emmel
Song: It Is Well
My first Walk was in Springfield at Ebbert UMC, an old church with huge, stained-glass windows It was a "mountain top" event for me. At closing, I went to the podium to speak about my experience. But, I could not utter a word, because I was so moved.
I’ve worked many Walks in many capacities since 1995. No Walk is quite like your first; but each has been a blessing for me.
For Walk 79 I chose an old hymn, It Is Well, because the song was so meaningful to me during a tough time in my life. The theme, however, reflects my love for contemporary Christian music. Flawless is a powerful and popular song by MercyMe with a timeless message, consistent with the message I want for this Walk. "No matter the bumps, no matter the bruises, no matter the scars, still the truth is, the cross has made, the cross has made you flawless."
I am made flawless by my faith in my Lord and Savior. I am a lawyer, LegalShield associate, and Peacemaker. I am a father of five, grandfather of eight, and husband to a Godly woman. I am blessed to be a blessing.
My desire is for Men’s Walk 79 to be glorifying to God, uplifting for those who work the Walk, and building for OTWTE. I want new folks to serve in new capacities that add to their service experience. Let's make Walk 79 the best Walk possible for the pilgrims, and do so in a way that will make the next Walk even better
Women's Walk #79 – April 28-May 1, 2016
Lay Director: Cindy Smith
Vice Director: Kathy Hardy
Theme: He Knows My Name
Song: He Knows My Name
I made my walk at First UMC in Vancouver, Walk #49 in 1999. I cried the whole weekend and so my nickname was puddles. I didn't feel worthy of all the love I was receiving but by the end of the weekend I knew I was. I've worked many Walks and Chrysalis since then and I love showing God's love to others.
My theme for Walk #79 is "He Knows My Name" the theme song is "He knows My Name" by Francesca Battistelli. I want everyone to remember that we don't have to be a superstar - we are all precious in our Father's sight. To Him we are all worthy of the love we receive.
Kathy Hardy and I look forward to leading this Walk and helping the ladies feel adored and worthy of the love being showered on them.
Pilgrim Application Cutoff: March 26, 2016
Joint Team Meeting: April 2, 2016
Fourth Day: May 14, 2016