When Everette stepped off the train at Far Rockaway in 2012, she was shocked by the degree of need all around her.
In each issue of Global Mission’s Frontline, we try to introduce you to at least one of our pioneers. We want to give you the opportunity to get to know them a little—to learn about their challenges, joys, and motivations, and what it’s like for them to serve on the front lines of mission in their particular locations.
Everette Samuel has been a Global Mission pioneer in New York City since 2012. From the very beginning of her ministry, she says, it was of utmost importance for her to embrace Jesus’ wholistic method as outlined by Ellen White in The Ministry of Healing, “Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching the people. The Saviour mingled with men as one who desired their good. He showed His sympathy for them, ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then He bade them, ‘Follow Me’” (p. 143).
When Everette stepped off the train at Far Rockaway in 2012, she was shocked by the degree of need all around her. But she set to work. Armed with a pen and notepad, she asked people to write down their contact information and most urgent needs. Then with prayer and determination, she set about meeting those needs.
One of the members of Everette’s Bible study group said, “It seemed that whatever we needed—food, water, a refrigerator, stove, bed, or home repairs—it appeared. Pastor Samuel was incredible. She brought us together as a community and many lives were saved because of her service.”
“When we think of mission,” says Everette, “we often think of ministry that is needed overseas. But there are thousands of hurting people in our own back yard. Especially in our cities. I want to help meet those needs.”
Everette is one of hundreds of Global Mission pioneers around the world whose greatest desire is to meet people’s needs in the name of Jesus. Thank you so much for supporting their ministry with your prayers and financial gifts.
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