Start Date: May. 09, 2013 End Date: May. 09, 2013 Time: 9:00 AM
'BUILDING IS HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE”
ST. PETER'S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
ROUTE 115, RR 3
SAYLSORSBURG, PA 18353
9:30 AM – REFRESHMENT
DONATION - $2.00 10:00 A.M. - FELLOWSHIP
Speaker: Bruce and Snooks Bender
Bruce and Snooks Bender are founders of Anointed Rivers Ministries. They live in Gibsonton, Florida. They have three children and 6 grandchildren.
Bruce is a disabled Vietnam Marine veteran. He and his dear wife, Snooks, got married shortly after he was discharged from the military. After 4 years of marriage they were going to get a divorce but God had other plans and radically saved them.
Bruce and his wife, Snooks, were called to help pastor Bender's Mennonite Church some time later. He and Snooks moved to Lima New York where they attended Elim Bible Institute to better prepare for ministry. They returned to Pennsylvania where they continued to pastor for some time and than moved to Sarasota, Florida where they got involved in a Charismatic Mennonite church where Bruce taught several adult Sunday School classes and both he and Snooks were involved on the missions board.
While attending a Rodney Howard Browne meeting in Lakeland, Florida in 1993 Bruce and Snooks were mightily touched by The Holy Spirit once again. Bruce said, "It was like I was born again again!" They were filled with joy like they had never experienced before. God was launching them out into a ministry that would take them around the world.
The Lord spoke to them to take this joy to others because "the joy of the Lord is your strength". It was then that they founded Anointed Rivers Ministries. They began to travel overseas and ministered in whatever way they felt God was calling them to. They have ministered at Iris Ministries founded by Rolland and Heidi Baker in Mozambique, Africa. There they preached in churches and prison, loved on the children at the center, ministered The Word and God's healing power on the streets, the garbage dump and hospitals, and taught the pastors class.
They also ministered with some other ministries in Mozambique, Africa, Swaziland, Africa, China, Thailand, Russia, England, Spain, Germany, Honduras, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico as well as here in the USA.
Bruce and Snooks see their primary goal as to be "carriers of God's Presence"! Bruce says, "We are just earthen vessels. God's treasure, Holy Spirit, lives within us. He wants to make The Christ in us available to minister the 'greater works' to bring forth His Kingdom. This priviledge and responsibility is available to all God's people. Come and see...go and tell!!!
COME AND SEE......GO AND TELL
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