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Convener's Corner — June 2017

Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

Spring is here! Minnesota has already held weekends and we have more coming up. This is the time to ask ourselves if it's time to sponsor someone or work on a team. We all need to be involved. Just recently, I had two people tell me they wanted to be more involved, and that is a great sign to me. I often pray that more 4th Day-ers will have the same thoughts! Do you remember your weekend? I do, and I couldn't wait to work on a team. God had a calling for me to continue growing in my faith by serving. Look into your heart and pray to God about how best to use your time and talents. We are born to serve. Christ was sent to serve. Never forget that!

President John F. Kennedy once said, "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." So, ask not what Via de Cristo can do for you, but what you can do for Via de Cristo. We must continue being disciples of Christ. If you are not in a Renewal group, join or start one. If you haven't attended an Ultreya lately, organize one!

I also encourage you to use social media. Besides our state website, www.mnviadecristo.org, there is also the South District website, www.4thdayfire.com, as well as Facebook pages for Minnesota Via de Cristo, Northern MN Via De Cristo, and Via de Cristo of Southern MN. All the Districts do their best to keep us productive! If you have ideas, please pass them on to your District Directors.

I would also like to extend many thanks to our outgoing State Council members: Brian Hansen, Spiritual Director; Marion Mallory, Past Director, South District; Kate Haukos, Past Director, Metro District; and Cindy Kuismi, Past Director, North District. You have all helped this ministry grow and bring others closer to the Lord. He is smiling at you! We also welcome to the State Council: Pastor Bill Schimmelman, Spiritual Director; Melissa Wagner, Director-Elect, South District; and Deb Grzywinski, Director-Elect, Metro District.

God loves you and so do I!

Scott Erickson
Minnesota Via de Cristo Convener


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