Mission: To encourage, empower, equip and release the body of Christ into their full ministry potential having a positive effect in their sphere of influence.
Dr. Rus and Pastor Sandra are founders of Fresh-Wind Ministries and ordained with Christian International Canada. They’ve been married for almost 40 years and serving together in ministry for 30 years. Their passion is to “encourage, equip and empower” others into their full potential in order to have a positive effect in their sphere of influence. Once you know your purpose and destiny, you can then transform the world around you.
With a firm belief in team ministry, they know the importance of husband and wife ministry encouraging believers to be the “bride of Christ without blemish, but holy and blameless” as the “radiant church” (Ephesians 5:27 NIV).
Our Oversight & Affiliation – Christian International Canada
Aside from being a recognized 501c3 in New York State as Fresh-Wind Ministries, Dr. Rus and Pastor Sandra are also ordained with Christian International Canada.
Apostles John and Barbara Burkholder serve as our oversight as they are ordained with Christian International, and the Executive Directors of Christian International Canada. They are Overseers of C.I. Apostolic Network – New York/Ontario, and serve on the Board of Governors for Dr. Bill Hamon of the C.I. Ministries Network. Apostles John and Barbara are also founders and co-pastors of Sword of the Spirit Ministries in Buffalo, New York.
Christian International Network, is a network of churches under the covering of Dr. Bill Hamon, Bishop of Christian International Ministries Network headquartered in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Together we possess global vision to build the church on the foundations of the Apostles and Prophets. We believe God is restoring all the gifts of the Spirit which were active in the early Church. As the 1st century believers turned their world upside down through the power of the Holy Spirit, God wants to move in and through His people today. The foundational ministry statement of CIAN is “To Bring Church Reformation for Territorial Transformation”.
**The new Christian International logo – revealed in February 2019 – introduces a modern day interpretation of the mission of Christian International, representing the voice of the Lord spoken on earth as the driving force advancing the kingdom. Today’s mark speaks of the Joshua Army that Bishop Bill Hamon has prophesied arising with whole C.I. is leading the charge. C.I. has always been a trendsetter in the prophetic movement. Today, we’re preparing for generations of synergy demonstrating the spoken voice of the Lord advancing His kingdom.