Bethel International United Methodist Church
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A Midsummer Feeding of 10,000

Another Miracle in the Making?

Somehow Jesus fed 5,000 in the Galilee with five loafs and two fish. Somehow we’re going to try to feed 10,000 in Sierra Leone with the sale proceeds from honey, kimchi and sushi. Impossible? Mary tells us that with God nothing is impossible (Luke 1:37).

On July 5-7 a team of nine from Bethel will try to pull off the impossible during a 3-day revival. To help propel them, we created a Korean market environment in the Family Life Center at a Missions Festival on Saturday, May 5. Between 50 and 60 Korean students put on specially-made Jesus Loves Me t-shits and became waiters, servers, car washers, cooks, food preparers, salesmen, receptionists, and dishwashers. The day’s gross sales exceeded $8,300 and another $6,000 has come in thus far from donations.

We sent a huge trailer overseas a few months ago filled with 2 cars, a generator, clothes, water, tents, and heavy tiles for a church floor. A Columbus Korean missionary, Sanghyon Kim, went over in early April to help prepare the way for our own nine missionaries (Miran & Ken Lee, Mimi & Woody Woodfill, Rhea & Donghwa Hong, Kwon Pyungsoo, Kim Sanghyo, and SooMin Jung).

10,000 Sierra Leone people will show up each day and be fed the luxury of meat (lamb) we will prepare on open hearths comprised of three large stones and a wood fire. Then they will be fed the Word of God and many will come forward to be baptized. We have been crying out to God for the masses in an hour-long time of prayer every Tuesday night in the sanctuary for months now. We are praying for the igniting of the fire of the Holy Spirit that will literally transform that part of West Africa, an hour south of Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Impossible? Paul tells us that our faith never stands on our own wisdom, but on the power of God (1 Cor 2:5). May another miracle be in the making!

-- Pastor Mike