Christian group feeds hundreds across Norfolk
By Keith Morris
2010: Free food is being delivered to hundreds of needy people across Norfolk
thanks to the prayers of local Christians and the help of a charity from Bedfordshire
Two years ago, the Vine group of Christian women were praying inside the All Saints Church drop-in centre in the city centre when a remarkable prophecy was given, said group member Pearl Bayliss.
“A sister gave a prophecy saying the Lord was telling us to prepare our storehouses. His words were ‘Feed my people’.
“On the same day, one of our ladies had gone outside and saw a young man walking past the centre and he asked if he could get something to eat in the church. She invited him up to the prayer meeting.”
The visitor was Richard Humphrey from the “His Church” Christian charity in Bedfordshire.
Pearl said: “He shared with us that the Lord had been speaking to “His Church” members, the exact same words. They had started to prepare their storehouses and the food had begun to come in.”
Two years later, Richard got in touch with Pearl again and said that the Lord had laid it on his heart that an abundance of food should be delivered to Norwich. The first two pallets were delivered and food deliveries began around Norwich.
Pearl, who attends Elim Pentecostal Church, said: “God gives us the discernment where the food needs to go but two pallets only last us five weeks now as there are more and more needy people out there.
“Although we do deliver to individuals, most of the food goes out to different churches or organisations who distribute it. They include The Ark, Kedesh, Wellspring Church at Poringland, Healing Streams charity shop, Canaan in Sheringham and the Jubilee Family Centre in Aylsham.”
The food comes courtesy of Bedfordshire-based Christian charity His Church which redistributes huge amounts of surplus food donated by manufacturers and thousands of items of clothes previously seized by trading standards officers, from its HQ in Bedfordshire and an aircraft hangar in Lincolnshire.
Pearl said: “Please pray for us to have the discernment that we may give to those who truly are in need and please pray for funding, as we have a unit that has to be paid for and funding is needed for the hire of a van when we go to Market Rasen where the food comes from.”
You can contact Pearl on 07827 018704 or at email@example.com Pictured above is Pearl Bayliss delivering free food to the Kedesh centre in Norwich.