That is the question every parish member was asked to answer when they agreed to speak at a “Journey with Jesus” Soup Supper. We have often heard Brother Ray say, if we come to church each week and nothing changes, then we are just wasting our time. As Christians, we are all in a process of transformation. We may seldom take time to reflect on our faith journey and how we have changed – maybe by divine experiences but most often through practical life events.
The Nativity “Journey with Jesus” Soup Suppers began in February 2010 with the purpose to encourage parish members to take time to consider the experiences of their journey and then to share their story. One of the most effective ways to evangelize (share the good news of Jesus Christ) is through our personal testimony. We all have stories to tell! They are evidence that God is real and active in our lives today. What better way to practice telling that story than sharing it with a group of loving parish family members!
Not all of the speakers were comfortable speaking in front of groups, but they felt called by our Lord to come out of their comfort zone. Since that first soup supper in 2012 where Thomas Davis, Louise McIntyre and Danny Wois spoke, several others have followed: Frank Accavitti, Mary Beth Acoff, Mashauna Adams, Lisa Bartnik, Evelyn Bledsoe, Jerry Burns, Norma Danzie, Mary Joan Denomme, Kyle Hurt, Richard Kelly, Ray Miller, Gail Taylor, Chris Scott, Harry Wimble, and Shivaun Wois. Many of us have been blessed through their talks and have gotten to know them in a more personal way that we would not have experienced during our Sunday worship or even social gatherings.
If you were a past speaker, attended before, or never attended, please come and experience our next “Journey with Jesus” Soup Supper this Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6 -8 PM here at Nativity. Our three guest speakers are Hermenia Adams, Frances Carnaghi, and Joni Scott.