Join us in viewing this life-changing documentary film which follows seven strangers on a journey to Medjugorje, a place of miracles. We encourage all CWIA members to attend. We need 200 people. The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles on Saturday, December 3, at 2:30 pm. The showing on Sunday, December 4 at 2:30 pm will be in English.
Place: AMC Hoffman 22 Cinema - Auditorium 10. This theater is next to the Eisenhower Holiday Inn - Carlyle hotel where CWIA prayer breakfasts are held. Closest metro is Eisenhower Avenue. Tickets can ONLY be purchased through CWIA - NOT THE THEATER. Call Patti at (703) 971-3633. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door near Theater #10.
Synopsis: From the acclaimed director of The Triumph comes a powerful new film that chronicles the incredible journey of 7 strangers who embark across the globe to investigate one of the greatest mysteries of the modern era. Apparition Hill is an emotionally charged "cinematic pilgrimage" to the little-known village of Medugorje nestled along the Croatian-Bosnia-Herzegovina borders. Discover this shared miracle as two atheists, a skeptic, two terminally ill patients, a widower, and a recovering addict learn about life...and what comes after it. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements. Click HERE to view the movie trailer.
At the Holiday Inn Alexandria - Carlyle
2460 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia 22314, Phone: 703.960.2000
2 minute walk from Eisenhower Ave Metro station
For info/tickets, call Patti: 703.971.3633, Kathleen: 703.451.5737, or Edelmira: 703.266.4850
Cost: $15 - Includes Buffet Breakfast and all tax/gratuities. If you wish to stay at the hotel on Friday night, ask for the CWIA discounted rate (for the breakfast meeting). Bring a friend. Great speakers, fellowship, praise & worship. Men and women are invited. The Lord is waiting for you! There will be a healing service afterwards.
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus,
Faith + Works = Trust
In Christ In today’s troubled times, there is only one thing I can think of to write about, and that is FAITH. If you were to describe the Christian life, which word would you use? Many of us would pick faith because believing in Jesus is the foundation of Christianity. But do we know that the believer’s life should also be characterized by good works? While we aren’t saved by anything good we’ve done, genuine salvation always results in a changed life, complete with new thoughts, attitudes, and behaviors. Every Christian should be a living, walking example of good deeds. When St. Paul wrote to the Thessalonians, he commended them for their “work of faith, labor of love, and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thess 1:3) Everything we do should be motivated by faith, hope and love, which are rooted in our relationship with Christ. So now the question is, what qualifies as good work in the Christian life? Scripture is filled with examples: caring for others, meeting needs, giving our time and treasure, and engaging in activities like worship, visiting the sick, prayer, reading the Bible, etc. But doing it all in love, for the one we love and trust, that is, our relationship with Christ! These are the works and activities that should characterize us as God’s children, and Christ’s representatives in this world. As we consider the topic of good works, we must remember four important truths, otherwise we may assume that we are the ones who define what’s good and what needs to be done:
1. God determines what He wants each of us to do. According to Ephesians 2:10, “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we should walk in them.” Since we belong to Christ, who has purchased us with His blood, He has full authority over our life. There are specific tasks we are appointed to accomplish, as we work according to His will. If we think believing in Christ means attending church on Sunday, but living as we please all week long, we’re wasting our life. Christians are the people through whom the Holy Spirit is carrying out the work of Christ here on earth. HE redeemed us from sin and purified us for Himself so we could be people zealous for good deeds. (Titus 2:14)
2. God equips us for whatever He calls us to do. (Eph 3:20)
3. Our good works are to glorify God and not ourselves. (Matt 5:14-16) Jesus called His followers “The light of the world.” We are to let our light shine so others would see our good works – and glorify the Father.
4. God will one day judge our good works. What we do in life will have a tremendous impact on our eternity as believers. We will be called before the judgment seat of Christ to give an account for our deeds (2 Cor 5:10), so let’s each spend our life living for Him. Let’s have faith and trust that what Scripture tells us (His Word) will come to pass when He calls us home to eternity. My prayer is that God gives us a strong faith to believe with all our hearts His promise for His children. He will take care of us. Fear not!
In His Wonderful Name,
Our annual CWIA Catholic Charismatic Conference on August 12-14, 2016 was a huge success! If you missed it or would like to listen again to any or all of the phenomenal talks, order the CD recordings from RonArt Associates by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 703.362.5373. For a brief summary of conference highlights, click HERE.