Welcome to the Central California Walk to Emmaus (CCWTE) Website

This site is dedicated to providing information about the Walk to Emmaus community in the Central California region and upcoming events sponsored by CCWTE.


Do you have questions about sponsoring a pilgrim?
Click this link to see the sponsorship resources on the website

2022 President’s Letter

Greetings,

“And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:9-10

Scripture’s good news is of “great joy,” not “great duty.” When the gospel is viewed primarily as laying burdens and obligations on people, the Good News gets buried. Burdens and obligations are not good news; good news is about liberation, deliverance, newfound delight, and daily celebration. Sure, duty is real and the gospel calls us to a life of obedience, but it’s glad duty and joyful obedience.

There’s an age-old tradition of Christ-followers who have found their deepest happiness in their Lord. We should eagerly join them and say with English Puritan John Flavel (1627–1691), “Christ [is] the very essence of all delights and pleasures, the very soul and substance of them. As all the rivers are gathered into the ocean . . . so Christ is that ocean in which all true delights and pleasures meet.”  (Taken from Randy Alcorn’s book Happiness)

2022 has been a good year in many ways. We have had many gatherings, and our first set of Walk weekends in two and a half years. We praise God for what he has done and will continue to do among us. We are planning to hold two sets of Walk weekends in 2023 – back to our usual schedule. We are praying for good sponsorship and many volunteers to be a part of the upcoming Walks. Please consider and pray about sponsoring, and working on a team as you are able.

I praise God for each of you, as you humbly serve Him, and each other at your homes, your churches, in your communities, and especially in the Emmaus ministry. I am so thankful for the generosity of this community. Please consider a year-end gift to this ministry.
Your gift can be mailed to:

Central California Walk to Emmaus
PO Box 16337
Fresno, CA 93755-6337

Or you can also make a donation with a credit or debit card using this link or going to our website:

Click this link to make a general donation of any amount

Let us continue to love God and others, as this verse reminds us: “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:16-18

Tracy Swan
CCWTE Board President

 

If you would like to work a Walk weekend in 2023 –
March 2023 Walks Dates:
  • Work Day #1 – January 14, 2023
  • Work Day #2 – February 11, 2023
  • Men’s Weekend – March 2-5, 2023
  • Women’s Weekend – March 9-12, 2022

We can now accept credit card payments on a secure website for worker and pilgrim fees!  The fees are slightly higher to cover the finance charges we pay to use the service.

Click this link to make a general donation of any amount

Click this link to pay a single team worker fee of $78

Click this link to pay two team worker fees of $155

Click this link to pay a single pilgrim sponsoring fee of $52

Click this link to pay two pilgrim sponsoring fees for couples – $104