Mayesville Church Looking for Volunteers

Sumter, SC (WLTX) -- Worldwide 6,200 children die from hunger and hunger-related causes each day according to UNICEF.

Mayesville Presbyterian Church in Sumter County is hoping to change that and they could use your help next week.

Reverend Brian Peake leads the church, he along with member and project director Sarah Bradham are looking for volunteers to be part of the Sumter Feeds My Starving Children MobilePack.

Volunteers will hand-pack meals specially formulated to be sent to malnourished children all over the world.

It is also an opportunity to learn about hunger related issues, pray for those in need, raise funds to cover the cost of the meals, in addition to packing the meals.

"It gives you the opportunity to go on a mission trip, if you don't have the resources, we are bringing that mission trip to you and you can just come here and you can serve our Lord and feed starving children," said Sarah Bradham.

For Bradham, the call to help hungry children came not long after she had her first baby.

"My Molly was 3-months old and she weighed 14 pounds and Marilyn was 3-years old and weighed 14 pounds and having that vast difference in front of me, I just had to take it to our church and I had to do something about it," said Bradham.

According to Reverend Peake, the church has raised about $18,000 dollars of the $22,000 dollar goal and they are still in need of volunteers for the 2 days.

"The event is on Tuesday and Wednesday (August 5th and 6th), Tuesday is filling up pretty well, Wednesday from noon until 7, those sessions are where we need the help most right now," said Peake.

They expect to pack 100,000 meals next week in the Sumter Civic Center, a large number for a small church hoping to make a huge impact.

Peake said, "No matter how small you are no matter what your budget is, you can have an impact for the Lord working in his kingdom."

Even though the event is organized by Mayesville Presbyterian Church, it is non-denominational and open to anyone who wants to help.

The Sumter County Civic Center is donating the space for the 2-day event.

For more information you can visit their site at Sumter Feeds My Starving Children MobilePack.


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