Second Annual Ecumenical Day of Renewal
We held our second annual Day of Renewal on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Linda Schubert led the half day retreat along with her Praise Team. Linda Schubert is a former member of the national leadership team for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. She has traveled internationally conducting retreats, seminars and days of renewal. She has co-authored 8 books with the well-known healing priest Rev. Robert DeGrandis, SSJ. She is the author of the well-known prayer booklet Miracle Hour, a method of prayer that will change your life, as well as many other popular booklets. She lives in the San Jose area. No longer traveling, she conducts local ministry sessions with her worship team Theresa Huether and Shelly Currin, in the San Francisco bay area.
The Fresno WCIC Chapter was blessed that Ms. Schubert accepted our invitation as Speaker. Our Chapter prayed for months for everyone attending the Renewal receives the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Praise be to God! His Spirit arrived early with our Fresno Chapter Committee Members. When Linda Schubert and her Praise Team arrived early their comments were as follows, "There is something going on here" and "we have not been in a place like this in a long time". Glory be to God in the highest. We gave God the spiritual warfare battle.....and He won! Ninety-eight people attended. Seventy-four percent of the attendees were new to CIC. Two became members of WCIC.
The theme of our Renewal was, Prayer Power, Walking with Jesus in this High Tech World. Linda Schubert's talks were as follows: First Talk: Precious Power through Hospitality (Ro 12:13) Listening (Jas 1:19) and Empowerment (Eph 3:14-19). Second Talk: Repent, Forgive and Watch the Spirit Move and the Third Talk: Guided Workshop on Listening to God and Praying with Small Groups.
Linda's talks and her Praise Team inspired everyone to open their hearts to the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit was invited and He showed up! He moved within the spirit of each attendee. The Lord's presence was experienced by everyone as we witnessed physical, spiritual and emotional healing.