This year Bethel Mennonite Church near Inman, Kansas is making the verse “Let your light shine…” (Mt 5:16) their theme for involvement in their congregation, in their community and beyond. Part of the effort “beyond” Is sending 12 of their Youth and 7 adults on a short term mission trip to Kenya in July this year. They have felt God’s leading and blessing in the past 6 months as they have been able to raise all of the funds that are needed for the trip. They have created and printed a cookbook, hosted meals, and had special meals at restaurants that gave them a percentage of all sales and all tips. They are working with Global Infusion and are receiving training and preparation from that organization. They will be helping conduct Bible Schools for youth and giving their testimonies. Supporting and training for this mission team has turned out to be an encouragement to everyone in the church to be prepared to let their light shine for Christ.
-James Wenger Regional Conference Minister