We EMBRACE people as God’s beloved – with mercy and loving kindness
Never doubt that a small group of young visionary, committed people can change the world. Indeed, that’s the motivation that has kept us going. We started as a fellowship (Vadieshkol fellowship) of 8 young people way back in 2012. At first, this tiny community didn’t look promising but we kept pressing in, meeting every last Saturday of the month in Rev.Dr. Medad Birungi’s sitting room back at his home. New members started coming in and joining the fellowship. In every single gathering we had to carry out furniture from the living room to replace it with plastic chairs that would accommodate the growing numbers.
Together with his wife Mrs. Connie Birungi and Steve Happ from Memphis, Tennessee, Rev.Dr. Medad played a great role in fathering, mentoring, supporting, guiding and seeing that we became the people that God has called us to be. Often times we spent the nights at their home in our big numbers and got fully taken care of. For us it was the place we called home.
Tables then turned in 2018 when God blessed us with our own home and He led us to Genesis 28:10-19 where Jacob encountered God on his way to Haran; he named that place Bethel. We too felt our new home would be a place where a number of youth would come encounter and connect with God; thus calling our new domicile, Bethel Youth Hub. And like Richard James Molloy once said…
“Every mountain top is within reach if you just keep climbing.”
We are not where we want to be but we bless the Lord for how far He has brought us. In 2019 we became Bethel Youth Ministries with a burden of touching cities and nations with the love of God. We believe God is still writing our story and we are excited to see how this story unfolds.