When Feed My Sheep opened a new distribution in Kihei, Bill Beverford was one of the first people to receive training and step out into the Hope Chapel parking lot to serve. He’s seen the 10 families served that first Saturday grow to over 80 families served on some of our busiest weeks.
When Feed My Sheep opened a new distribution in Kihei, Bill Beverford was one of the first people to receive training and step out into the Hope Chapel parking lot to serve. He’s seen the 10 families served that first Saturday grow to over 80 families served on some of our busiest weeks. We asked Bill what he wanted the world to know about this ministry he takes part in. This is some of what he had to say.
“A few months before the Kihei site actually opened, Joyce gave and insightful and encouraging talk at church, describing how the ‘Feed My Sheep Ministry’ started. Young kids, not having enough to eat touched her heart and prompted her to start to provide food for them out of the back of her car. From that propitious beginning to being able to feed thousands on Maui each month is a God-Inspired blessing to this island.”
This moved Bill to get involved. Since then he has been a faithful and humble worker helping wherever he’s needed. He has even driven “Dwight”, one of our oldest and most character-filled trucks. You can usually find Bill in our “well” where he gives food, listens to people’s needs and offers to pray with them. As Bill told us, “By partnering with this ministry one see’s the Lord’s hands working in our friends lives producing short term and immediate answers to prayers. It is humbling and also increases my faith to watch the Lord touch, heal, provide employment and housing for these in need. And the ultimate answered prayer results in Heaven Rejoicing over the friend accepting Jesus Christ as their personal savior.”
Bill finds joy in the people he serves. “We have a friend who visits the Kihei site and so appreciates this ministry that his main concern is prayer for the volunteers and staff. He just ‘blesses my socks off’ each time I’m honored to serve him.”