Paul Sunde

Posted December 8, 2009 by Bethany International in News

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After several years of battling cancer, Paul Sunde went home to be with Jesus November 28. His funeral was in Japan where he served for nearly 35 years as a Bethany missionary, doing the work of an evangelist and pastoring a church in Osaka. Dan Brokke visited Paul and Reiko, Paul’s wife, in early June. Paul was full of faith and fully submitted to the Father’s will. He served his church, preaching most Sundays. He would go frequently to climb mountains even when hurting from his cancer and was ever positive and praiseful in his spirit. Paul spent much of his last few months in the hospital with Reiko by his side. Let’s continue to lift up Reiko as she adjusts to life and ministry without Paul.


This week the January students are taking Communications while the August students take Eschatology.


The Bethany “Ring the Bell” team partnered with STEM on an urban ministry team to Minneapolis December 3 to 6.  They had great opportunities to touch people’s lives through

  • Leading in worship and preparing and serving meals at the Marie Sandvik Center.
  • Serving at a neighborhood food shelf alongside local participants.
  • Going out on the streets with “Street Level” to talk about Jesus with anyone who will listen.
  • Leading worship and preaching at Akina (Native American) Community Church.

The team stayed at Urban Ventures in the heart of the Phillips neighborhood. Ryan S. of STEM trained the team to lead future STEM outreaches.

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