Bethel Believers Seize Unique Opportunity to Serve

July 24, 2014 | Nita Larson

The only way to visit Bethel is by air. A full 400 miles west of Anchorage, the cost of living there is high as food and fuel must be flown or barged in. But the company of believers in Bethel has a unique opportunity to serve God. Being an ethnically diverse church with eight different cultures represented, these worshippers are able to welcome and relate to the various visitors and immigrants to Bethel. 

Many of the members are professionals working in the fields of law, social services or medicine. God has given them the opportunity to share their skills and His love with the 56 villages surrounding Bethel that have no Adventist presence. Each Sabbath several non-Adventist members of the community come to the church to enjoy Sabbath lunch with the members. And each Tuesday and Friday evening the members come together to study the Bible and pray for their communities.