Ordained in 1984, directed a home for unwed Mothers in Tucson, AZ before coming to Colorado. In 2001 they founded Lighthouse Mobile Ministries as an outreach to the homeless. As the ministry grew the next generation joined them. Pastors Jack & Angel Harper, Rev. Laura & Jeff Lowe are now overseeing and running the ministry along with the help of volunteers. In 2014 the board decided to change the ministry name to Bena Ministries to start in 2015 to incorporate all the facets of the ministry.
The blessings of a new year
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit to all of our family, friends and Bena Ministries Champions,
As we cross over from one year to the next, our hearts are full of gratitude to all of you who have made it possible to touch; the needy of our world, especially the active military and the wounded warriors. We wish you could see their faces as we hand them bags full of foods, personal products, laundry soap and with the love of Jesus. Their smiles light up the ministry.
We know we couldn’t have touched the lives of so many hurting people without your help and contributions. We know we could never fulfill what God has called us to do for the poor and needy without you, our team, who are called to be saints. (Rom. 1: 7) We are so grateful to be partners with all of you. As we travel this adventurous road in the New Year, we pray you will experience the peace of God all year and have a year full of hope in the One you love, Jesus.
As we approach our 60th wedding anniversary in a few days, we were reflecting on all we learned these past years. We learned how to hold on to our peace, and to rejoice always instead of being anxious. We came out winners every time we did these things Father was teaching us. This year we learned to put our glorious praise on and stay protected from all kinds of evil. We are so thankful for the Lord’s instructions for the year. It makes for such a peaceful and joyful life.
His word for this year is; give thanks in all circumstances. God’s will is not giving thanks for the circumstances but in the circumstances. There is a great difference between those two words. God doesn’t cause the circumstances. He doesn’t want our lives to be hard or bitter or worrisome. So why are we thanking Him? Because now we have invited Him into your situation and your Rock, your Redeemer, your Rescuer is on the scene. What He told King Jehoshaphat still holds true today. God said, “The battle is His and the victory is ours.” (2Chronicles 20) Jesus did this for us when He walked the earth. He told us He overcame the world for us. Amen
At the end of our notes, we have given you a copy of the full message from the Lord. We know as you obey and thank God in every situation, He will respond quickly to help you. We have found blessings can stop if we forget to thank Him for the last blessing. So Thank Him continuously. He loves to hear from you.
We ask you to keep us in your prayers and to pray for God to open more doors of opportunity to spread the gospel of peace to those who are in need. You are always in our prayers. Remember we are only a call away. If you ever need prayer, pick up your phone and call us. We’d love to hear from you. We want to thank you ahead of time for praying for us during 2018. We hope you will enjoy this year of thanksgiving and be blessed beyond what you ever thought or imagined. To God be all the glory.
“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. “
May you prosper and be in good health
as your soul prospers all thru the new year.
Blessings to you and all your family from our family throughout this year of 2018
Pastors Bob and Toni
A year of thanksgiving
God’s will is that we thank Him no matter the circumstances
because as soon as we thank Him, we release
the situation into His hands.
It’s like passing the baton in a relay race. It’s no longer our
responsibility. It’s in the other runner’s hand. You did your
part, now it’s God’s turn to fight the battle and
for you to enjoy the Victory, day after day.
Let go and let god arise
“…in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
1 Thess. 5: 18
Inspired by the Holy Spirit & penned by Pastor Toni Mariani
Word from the Lord for 2018
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Available CD's 1. Abundant Mind Thinking 2. Active or Passive Faith
3. Authority of the Believer 4. Battle is in our mind
5. Commitment to God 6. Communion
7. Faith, Believe God's Word 8. No More Doubt
9. Right Attitude=Great Health 10. Speak Life No Gray Area
11. Walking in Forgiveness 12. Only Believe
13. Shalom/Peace 14. Commitment
15. Peaceable Faith Attitude 16. if you don't want it, don't say it
17. Let's Give God a Day of Praise 18. Sit, Walk, Stand
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