24 Sep Remembering Our Opening on Olmos Dr.
We recently found this gem from Bitsy Rubsamen – below is an excerpt she wrote about the opening of the Olmos center almost 10 years ago. Bitsy had a heart for Christ Healing Center from Day 1 and it’s not an exaggeration to say that without Bitsy and her husband Rollins, Christ Healing Center would not be here.
Thank you Bitsy and Rollins for all the ways you have championed the vision of a safe place for people to experience the Healing of Jesus!
You are our heroes.
“A bright sunny day greeted all of the people who came to be a part of the great celebration of Christ Healing Center’s Grand Opening Saturday October 6th 2007. Even though it was a very busy weekend for other distractions such as college football games and South Texas bird hunting just to name a few, we had standing room only in our freshly painted and beautifully decorated sanctuary.
The Rev. Donna Streib from Alamo Heights United Methodist Church opened the ceremony with a Spirit-inspired prayer. Our program was graced by the wonderful music minister, Russell Thompson, of Houston, TX, who led us in powerful and joy-filled worship. The Rev. Buckner Fanning, the dynamic, popular and very much-loved, retired pastor of Trinity Baptist Church here in San Antonio delivered a wonderful message not soon to be forgotten by all in attendance. The master of ceremonies, The Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield (our Executive Director), was his typical entertaining self as he introduced the various clergy and other dignitaries who were in attendance.
After the program concluded, all proceeded to our newly-renovated prayer ministry building where a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held after a triumphal blast performed by Jean Eastes, of Kerville’s Impact Church, on a shofar (a traditional Judaic trumpet made from a ram’s horn). The Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas, The Rt. Rev. David Reed did the honors. Refreshments were served inside where everyone admired the transformed facility.
Our hearts are full of thanksgiving for what the Lord has provided for us. We believe we will see many healings come forth from our Christ Healing Center. We welcome all of you to come by for a visit or receive prayer.
Thanks to everyone who helped make our opening a success!”
Chairman, Board of Directors
Today, Bitsy is our Chairman Emeritus. She is filled with joy and is everybody’s mother, grandmother and friend. Thanks for sharing your memories with us Bitsy!