Heartland of Texas

Heartland of Texas

Heartland of Texas


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Our Community sponsors two walks every year. The Men’s Walk is in the Spring and the Women’s Walk is in the Fall. Click the button below for details, dates, and links to Applications.

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Our Community holds two gatherings on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month, with a few exceptions. View our Events Calendar for details, dates, and locations.

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There are many opportunities and locations for you to join a 4th Day Reunion group. The 4th Day Reunion Group page will help locate a group near you. And we will help.

Our Next Walk Starts June 25th 2020








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Men’s Walk 2020M Postponed to June 25-28, 2020

Men’s Walk 2020M Postponed to June 25-28, 2020

Greetings Brothers and Sisters:


Over the last several days I have received numerous letters and messages pertaining to the threat of Covid-19 virus.  All across our region, our towns, our state and our nation, more and more decisions and recommended actions resulting in restrictions on assemblies are being enacted.  As you are probably aware, the Governor of the State of Texas and the Mayor of Austin, have directed the closure of eating and drinking establishments, the closing of schools, and the restriction of movement of groups greater than ten persons.  Said restrictions are forecast to continue even into May. Eagle Wings Retreat Center has informed me that they will be closed for business for the next four weeks.  That means they would possibly reopen a mere 10 days before our schedule Walk. Many of the pilgrims and team members participating in the Walk 2020M are of the age groups considered to be the most vulnerable to this disease/virus.


As the threat of Covid-19 increases, these are necessary steps for a prudent leader to impose and to follow.  To that end, I have sought and received approval of the Board of Directors of the Heartland of Texas Emmaus Community to postpone Walk 2020M.  We have secured the Eagle Wings Retreat Center for the period June 25-28, 2020.  Therefore, we will postpone the Walk until that time frame.  By postponing the Walk now, we give everyone concerned and/or involved with the Walk, ample time to make or change plans to participate and schedule their calendars to accommodate the change.  This change of dates will likewise enable the teams to conduct their final meetings and preparations.


This decision is not a unilateral one.  I have received the near unanimous approval of the Board members to take this action.  I know this will be received by some with a heavy heart but it is the right thing to do for everyone involved.  Remember, our God is an awesome God.  He has this problem in His powerful hands.  Pray for His mercy and guidance as we go forward.


As ever, I remain one in Christ with all of you.


De Colores



Tom Ruiz

Community Lay Director

Heartland of Texas Emmaus Community

Community Update – March 23, 2020

Community Update – March 23, 2020

Good morning brothers and sisters in Christ!  I hope this day finds you all sniffle and cough free.   Men's walk 2020M has been pushed back to June 25th thru 28th.  An email will be going out to sponsors and pilgrims soon.   No change for the Women's walk at...

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Community Update March 16, 2020

Community Update March 16, 2020

Good morning everyone, I hope this day finds you happy and healthy.  There is not much in the way of pertinent news to pass along other than a letter from the Community Lay Director, which you will find below.  I would add that we still need pilgrim applications for...

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Community Update – March 9, 2020

Community Update – March 9, 2020

Good morning all,  here we are at the start of a new week already.  the Lord is blessing us with some rain here in Austin right now.  Hopefully the hill country is getting it's share.   Today is the second Monday and that means we have a north gathering this...

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