Phil Bidegain of Tucumcari coordinated a gathering of more than 50 Christian men from eastern New Mexico, Texas, the Oklahoma Panhandle, for three days of spiritual enrichment and Christian education June 20-23.
The event was the Walk to Emmaus, an annual retreat sponsored by the Sunrise Emmaus Community, which covers an area as far east as Canadian, Texas, and far north as Boise City, Okla., and includes the eastern New Mexico communities of Los Alamos, Las Vegas, and Clayton, as well as Tucumcari and Quay County, Bidegain said.
At this year’s gathering, Bidegain said, there were 40 team members and 13 pilgrims. Pilgrims, he said, are first-time participants in the Walk to Emmaus experience, which is described as a “concentrated three-day course in Christianity, not a relaxing retreat,” on the Sunrise Emmaus Community’s website.
The website describes the objective of Emmaus as “to inspire, challenge, and equip the local church members of Christian action in their homes, churches, communities and places of work.”
Tucumcari man coordinates Walk to Emmaus