A Brief Report on the 20th
Annual Renewal Mission 2007 with the Rev David Rich
Submitted by aciccom on March 13, 2007 -
Report from North Vancouver, BC on the 20th Annual Renewal Mission 2007
with the 12-member AMiA team
participants cannot stop talking about the deep impact on their
lives from the March 2nd-4th 20th Annual Renewal Mission. The Rev
David Rich brought with him a 12-member AMiA team primarily from Holy
Trinity Anglican Church, Mississippi, as well as from Asheville North
Carolina and Buffalo New York. Our growing friendship with the
Rev. David Rich and the Holy Trinity team was birthed during the five
times that our Canadian ACiC team has now attended the AMiA Winter
theme was 'Healing the Whole Person', a fitting focus for the Rev David
Rich, an AMiA priest who led a Christian counselling centre in Buffalo
New York for almost a decade. In the past year, Rev. Rich
returned to Mississippi to support the Rev. Canon Dr. Tim Smith, Rector
of a new congregation, Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Jackson
Misssippi http://www.holytrinityjackson.org/ .
The vitality and life of the 12-member AMiA team deeply impacted the
hundred people who attended the weekend Renewal Mission. Many
were healed physically, emotionally and spiritually.
of the highlights of the Renewal Mission was a 'soaking prayer'
Eucharist on Saturday afternoon where we participated in a Liturgy for
the Prayers of Deliverance and Cleansing. This liturgy was originally
written by the Rev Conlee and Signa Bodishba of Christ Church,
Mobile, Alabama (AMiA) for healing the effects of the Rwandan genocide.
We were grateful for the fifty-five clergy who attended the Pastor's
lunch in which David Rich+ talked about recovery from clergy burnout,
and Emily Smith spoke about healing the trauma that many clergy wives
Rev. Ed Hird
Church North Vancouver
Past Chair, ARM Canada
To St. Simon's ARM page
Vist ARM's site
a moment now to pass on your comments, suggestions and questions to Ed,
St. Simon's Anglican Church
North Vancouver, B.C.