Mobile Loaves & Fishes is thrilled to be co-sponsoring and participating in a very special event this coming November 8-11, 2012: The Walk to Siloam is a four-day retreat for our homeless brothers that includes camping, fellowship, and worship to nourish their spirit. You and your family are welcome to participate in this incredibly uplifting experience in the following ways:
Candlelight Service, Worship and Serenade
The Candlelight Service is on Saturday night, November 10th from 7:00-8:00 pm at Camp Buckner, outside Marble Falls. We will briefly worship together and then serenade and pray over the “Pilgrims” as they join us. (It’s a surprise to them). In the past this service has had an incredible impact on the Pilgrims as God uses it to open their hearts through the demonstrated love of Christian Community. So come, and bring friends and family. Children, and grandchildren, are absolutely welcome, and are an additional blessing.
Directions: Here is a link to get directions to Camp Buckner which I believe is about 30 minutes from Horseshoe Bay: CLICK HERE. We will park in the camp’s parking lot and quietly enter the dining hall from the rear.
We will worship together – singing, praying for the men, sharing in communion, and hearing a short update on the weekend from Alan Graham (Head of Mobile Loaves and Fishes). Then the men will enter (it’s a surprise to them) as we sing to them. We’ll have about 15 minutes of singing, telling them about the community which has been praying for them and has gathered in God’s name share His love with them this evening, and then they will return to a gathering in their chapel. We will finish at 8:00 pm, so folks can make their way back to Austin, Llano, Marble Falls, Horseshoe Bay, and the other towns from which they’ve traveled. After the service, there will be stationery available so folks can write short notes of encouragement and God’s love to some of the Pilgrims.
We ask everyone to select a time on pray specifically for the Pilgrims and the staff servants, so the entire weekend is covered in prayer. Please have folks select a time to pray on the Prayer Banner under Walk to Siloam Austin #1. During the weekend, we will share with the men (using a large paper banner) the names of those who are covering them with prayer for 24 hours a day throughout the weekend.
Sign-up by going to the Walk to Siloam Austin #1, click on “View Entire Prayer Banner” and choose a time or times to pray. You do that by clicking on the specific time you would like and filling in the pop-up box with your name, email, phone number, and church.
Get the names of the staff and the “Pilgrims” by going to the very bottom of the Prayer Banner page (the one with all the names and times), enter your email in the box, and click the “Email me a current list of the staff and participants.” You will immediately receive an email with all the names of Pilgrims and servant staff so you can prayer specifically for each individual.
For those who feel so led, they can help defray the expenses of the weekend for the homeless men. (All the staff are paying their own expenses plus contributing for the “Pilgrims.”). Visit www.mlf.org/WTS to donate online.
Tags: homeless services, spiritual retreat for homeless, Walk to Siloam