A Brief Report on the 20th Annual Renewal Mission 2007 with the Rev David Rich

Submitted by aciccom on March 13, 2007 - 8:11am.

A Report from North Vancouver, BC on the 20th Annual Renewal Mission 2007 with the 12-member AMiA team
Renewal Mission 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 Conferences.

The 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.

One 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 experience.
DVDs of the Renewal Mission will be able to be purchased online at http://www.reason-for-hope.com/ or by contacting stuart@lightspeed.ca (Attention: Stuart Spani)

Group photos

The Rev. Ed Hird

Rector, St. Simon’s Church North Vancouver

Anglican Coalition in Canada


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