WCIC-Fresno Chapter 1st Year Anniversary
August was a memorable month for the WCIC-Fresno Chapter. On August 16 we celebrated our first year as a chapter, while from August 23 – 25 we hosted our first CWE Retreat. Eleven of the twenty-one sisters who attended experienced their first CWE. The Retreat Center added to the quiet and stillness of our retreat as it is located at the gateway to Sequoia National Park. Upon arrival we became one with God’s grandeur!
We felt the power of the Holy Spirit immediately as the prayer team came together before the retreat opened. The power of the Holy Spirit became stronger as we continued to surrender to it. Miracles were manifested from the beginning. The retreat served as a catalyst to a deeper relationship with our triune God and with our sisters. Everyone came away filled with his love, joy and peace and ready to reach out as disciples to build his kingdom.
Diane McGinty, Joan Mangino, Caren Demetre, Kathleen Shaffer and Beverly Blount traveled from Sacramento and Gilroy to help present. It was a 5 hour one-way trip for our out-of-town sisters. What became evident was how WCIC does not know chapter borders as we share a sisterhood as Christ the head of our body!