The public is invited to experience Abbie Lane this Easter season. A guided walk through four meditation stations is planned April 14th and 15th.
Your hosts are Wayne and Nancy Spears. They are putting the final touches on the four prayer gardens. According to the guide for visitors, there are four “R”s on the tour.
The tour begins with “Resolve – on surrendering the heart, mind and soul to the will of God” at Gethsemane. It is located near the entrance of Abbie Lane in front of Raven’s Nest.
Next stop is “Return – to that love relationship with the Lord you once had” at Calvary, located behind the barn on the hill. A little farther down the trail is “Revelation – to embrace victory for all things through the resurrection of Christ” there is the Empty Tomb, located at the fork of Emmaus Road and Ebenezer Trail.
Final stop on your Easter Prayer Garden tour is “Recognize – the presence of Jesus in the ordinary journey of life” at Emmaus. It is located on the Emmaus Road past Mt. Sinai on a trail to the right.
Spears said everyone is invited to come the Friday and Saturday before Easter. Guides will be available to assist, or you may walk the trails and stop at the prayer gardens for as long as you desire. The typical tour of the four stations will take about an hour.
Wayne and Nancy Spears created Abbie Lane Retreat Ministry. It is located in a wooded 80 acres along Highway 71, ten minutes south of Coushatta. Wayne Spears describes Abbie Lane as “dedicated to the facilitation of rest and renewal for individuals in vocational ministry.” He adds “this is offered to ministers, missionaries, evangelists, and others in ministry without cost.” The center is also available for rental by church leadership teams for retreats or extended meetings.