Telling Our Stories

Welcome to Telling Our Stories

Visit this page every couple of weeks for a journey of faith story from our archives told by members of our churches. The first of your stories posted on July 30, 2013.

There will be stories about who we are and what God is doing in our lives.  About how we are ordinary people trying our best, with God’s help, to point our feet toward being Jesus’ disciples every day. And, how we don’t get it right every time, we aren’t perfect, and we also have mountaintop experiences.

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October 26, 2016

Kevin Sumner, First UMC Wauchula
Here at First United Methodist, Wauchula, we have a good food pantry. It's been operating for nearly eight years now. I have been involved since its beginning. After a career in a service industry, this keeps me going and in service to the Lord. The pantry’s name is Feed My Sheep. In its beginning we started by serving a dozen or so families. Within the last month, we served our 10,000th package.
The force that keeps me going, that still melts my heart and affirms the ministry’s need, is one of the first families served. A mom with three children were on their own. The oldest son was about six years of age. He was helping his mom get the groceries. He looked up at me and said: "Thanks mister; we were hungry." In that moment I had affirmation of the Lord guiding this ministry.

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