Walks 50 and 51 will be scheduled at some time in the future. When this happens will be determined by an upcoming board who will decide when the time is right, and the community support is present to be able to give new pilgrims the experience they should have.
We have quite a few potential pilgrims waiting to attend the walks. There are more women than men, and the numbers are still growing. We're confident that finding more won't be that big of an obstacle to overcome. What we're mainly lacking are volunteers from our community to serve on the teams and behind the scenes. FSE does not have enough member participation at this time to put on a Walk.
We're discussing the option of sending pilgrims to Jacksonville again. The people that are signed up are excited to attend, and they shouldn't have to wait for years to be a part of this experience. This could allow us to reseed our community and give us the growth we need to get back to doing our own Walks. Everyone would much rather do it locally, and that's our ultimate goal.
The Upper Room also has some new programs that take the same experience and spreads it out over several weeks, without the closed environment. We're looking at several options to keep ourselves moving forward with those who feel the Walk to Emmaus is still a valid blessing to share with others. I've seen lives changed on these weekends. I've seen people who received their call to ministry on these weekends. I've seen Christ at work on these weekends.
Our community is small, but the people who are here are mighty. They are the hands and feet of Christ. I have no doubt they will move mountains.
And He said to them, "Because of the littleness of your faith; for truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. -Matthew 17:20