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£10 per reader would buy the Bethel

PUBLISHED: 11:42 23 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:42 05 July 2010

THE Bethel, in Lowestoft, is a very significant building in terms of the work that I do supporting current and retired fishermen and their families.

Recently I was doing supermarket collection for the Mission and so many folk said to me "isn't it a shame that the Mission and the Bethel is closing.

THE Bethel, in Lowestoft, is a very significant building in terms of the work that I do supporting current and retired fishermen and their families.

Recently I was doing supermarket collection for the Mission and so many folk said to me “isn't it a shame that the Mission and the Bethel is closing.”

Obviously I said that the Mission is not closing, in fact we are busier now than we have been for a long time.

I wonder if we should challenge the people of Lowestoft and the surrounding area to dig deep into their pockets and give generously to the Save or Bethel Campaign?

In this day and age £148,000 is not a lot of money to collective raise and I would suggest that if people are so passionate about the Bethel then maybe they should show this by pledging some money.

I have conducted many services in the Bethel and hope to conduct many more as others have said we do fill the place with our special services and it is a truly great atmosphere when the building is full and filled with folk giving thanks to God for all of his faithfulness.

Many dignitaries comment especially about the signing that they feel really uplifted coming out of such a service.

I would happily dig into my own pocket to pledge some money to the campaign, if each of the readers of The Journal pledged just £10 the Bethel could be purchased and stay as a place of worship and a significant building in the town.

TIM JENKINS

Port Missioner East Anglia

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