Rev. Joe Bedford's Medical Expenses

$17,598 of $88,000 goal

Raised by 43 people in 20 months
Barry Franklin
on behalf of Joe Bedford
                                        Who Is This
My name is Dr. Barry J.W. Franklin and I want you to share with me in blessing Pastor Joe Bedford of Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Waco, TX. Those of you who know me know I don't come on this level of life unless there is a real serious need to.
When the West, TX plant exploded on April 17, 2013, Pastor Joe Bedford was quick to united with other Pastors to organize a fund raiser program to aid victims from that tragic event.

                                           Why Give
In the months to follow, Pastor Bedford and his wife started going through a season of health challenges. Pastor Bedford elected for himself to not take a salary February-August 2016, however, that was not revealed to the church congregation. Pastor Bedford was diagnosed with cancer on his left and right kidneys and would have to go through two major surgeries to hopefully stop the cancer. The first operation was in December 2016 and the second one was in February 2017. A small group of church members called selected members to come to a Wednesday night meeting 7PM on March 22, 2017 not approved by Pastor Bedford who was recuperating from his second kidney surgery. They put forth in this unauthorized church meeting to cut and not pay Pastor Bedford’s housing allowance, travel expensed, retirement package (which they never started) but most importantly, they voted to cut-off his health insurance while he is yet recuperating and awaiting if the operations were successful with his fight against cancer! They lowered his salary to be they only check and benefit he would receive from the church to $500.00 per week.  He has not received a check from the church in over a month. Pastor Bedford has been pastor of the church for 10 years.

                                       How To Give
I am asking you to join me in a solidarity ministry of support to Pastor Joe Bedford and family that there are people who care and support them in this health and financial challenging season of their life and not all of us are down with the HST (He,She & They)auxiliary club who voted to cut off his housing, travel, retirement and health insurance. Let’s unite together in a living testimony for him as Isaiah 54:17 unfolds in his life.
You can sow a financial seed of blessing and contribute on this site or mail it directly to him at 1511 Maple Ave Waco, TX 76707.

A Reception to Encourage & Sow Seeds of Blessings
There will be a reception at Pleasant Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 1600 E. League Street
Waco, TX 76704, Rev. E. Shaun Williams-Pastor to honor and encourage Pastor Joe & Sis. Brenda Bedford on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 4PM-7PM.
This is an informal come and go affair for you to bring positive words and seeds of blessing as The Bedford Family focuses on healing in this transitional season of their life. Read Proverbs 11:25 and make checks payable to Rev. Joe Bedford. Big Mama says, “if you are helping, you are not hindering, but if you are hindering, you sho-nuff ain’t a helping!!!”.
                                 For Greater Details
Go to my facebook page to read a more detailed article of my experience at the church that led to this situation.
Be encourage by Proverbs 6:16-19, Psalms 105:15, Proverbs 11:25 and Isaiah 54:17
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Daily the Lord is Blessing Pastor and Sister Bedford!!! Many are mailing and taking donations of love to them. Thank you Pastors for encouraging your churches to bless The Bedford Family during this challenging season of their life. Over $13K and still counting!
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You are an amazing community! Many of you are sending donations directly to Pastor Joe Bedford and I thank you for that. He looks forward to fellowshiping with you on thisn Saturday 4pm-7pm at the reception. Let's get the word out to have our face in the place to celebrate the goodnes of The Lord!!!!!
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Calling on all prayer warriors! Please uplift Pastor Joe Bedford as he is scheduled for another medical consultation on April 11, 2017.
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I want to personally thank each of you for spreading the word andblessing Pastor Joe Bedford and family in this season of challenge in their lives. lets continue to keep the campaign positive and spread the word to others that can also sow a seed of blessings into them. Do know, if this was you in a season like this, Marie and I would do the same for you. Go to my Face book page to get the complete story. It has been over a month since Pastor Joe Bedford has received a check from Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church but the medical bills and living expenses are steadily rising!!!
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Raised by 43 people in 20 months
Created April 4, 2017
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