My impression is that parents in the Renewal have the better chance of seeing their kids keep the faith as they grow up. I think it is because they can make peer faith friendships in the Charasmatic Renewal and can enjoy the prayer and worship with their peers as well as all ages.
I got the gift of tongues alone before I ever went to a charismatic prayer groups so this was a great confirmation. Anyone else out there have this experience?
My main disappointment with the CCR Cathjolic Char. renewal is that often even there there is little evangelism thrust. In many prayer groups there is little mention or burden to win the lost for Christ or to see souls saved. Yet this is our primary mission.
To start off, you are correct in saying Baptism in the Spirit, for it is Jesus who does the Baptizing. Second of all, some people are afraid that something bad will happen to them. But don't be afraid the Lord Jesus won't allow anything Satanic to happen to one of His children, and it never hurts to pray for protection. Another point before I explain in depth, don't seek the Baptism in the Holy Spirit just to speak in tongues or to operate in the gifts. These gifts are definitely important and will be a result of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit. Instead, seek the Baptism in the Holy Spirit to get closer to Jesus and to be His witness. Please read Acts 10:44-48 and Acts 19. In preparing yourself, begin to pray and ask Jesus to come close to your heart. Tell Him that you believe that He died and rose for you, and that you accept Him...all of Him. That you believe that He is your Lord and Savior and the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit and you want Him to baptize you in the Holy Spirit. Get together with your friend who is baptized in the Holy Spirit and pray together. Don't be discouraged it took me 2 years to finally receive this blessed gift. Some people receive it right away. One thing is for sure, it will truly change your life. You will feel so close to God and the gifts of the Spirit will begin to manifest in your life. Study 1 Corinthians 14. God bless you as you seek the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Please feel free to ask me any questions.