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2017 Board Chair End of Year Letter

posted Jan 1, 2018, 3:27 PM by Noahs Emmaus
To:       The Noahs of Ark Community
From:  Carolyn Gray, 2017 NOA Board Chair

This year it has been an honor to lead a Board and Community that serves to build leaders in our churches and bring the pilgrims and caterpillars into a closer relationship with God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. In 2017, our community has hosted 4 Walks and 2 Encounters with 186 men and women experiencing God’s love in a new and powerful way.  Two Chrysalis Flights have been scheduled for 2018.

The 2017 Board was a blessing to me and the Emmaus Community.  I want to thank the Board of Directors for their hard work this year and the Community for their support as we worked to return to following the Upper Room Guidelines.

On behalf of the Noahs Of Ark Community, I thank the outgoing members of the Board for their service with a special thanks to Ken Payne who has served as Treasurer of the NOA Community for the last five years.

Serving a ministry that is so dear to my heart was important to me this year.  I have read and reread Emmaus manuals and found there is so much to learn that it can be overwhelming.  In October I attended the Emmaus Upper Room International Advisory Board in Nashville where I learned there will be new Emmaus materials in January 2018 so I will be reading again.  I will continue to serve Emmaus as an ex-officio member of the Board in 2018 and as the Community Lay Director which involves coordinating the Candlelight programs.
 
There are so many people I have discovered this year who lovingly give so much to their church and Noahs of Ark.  God must be smiling down as the Noahs of Ark Community shows His love and grace to others in so many different ways.

On a personal note, Bart and I will always support and serve Emmaus where we are needed, but it is time to also spend some time traveling and with our family.  I am so grateful to my husband who was always there whenever I needed support, advice, or assistance this year.  

I am excited to discover what the 2018 Board of Directors will accomplish for the community under the leadership of Chris Walthall.

Thank you for allowing me to serve and remember Christ is Counting on YOU!
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