Photo of Dr Lester Sumrall with a group of African children of an assortment of ages. He is bowed down to their level, gently holding hands with one of them.

In 1987 Dr Lester Sumrall had a midnight encounter with Jesus Christ who challenged him with these words:

“I am very concerned that my church… my children, are dying of hunger before I return and I want you to do something about it.”

In response to the challenge, a 73 year old Dr Sumrall dedicated his remaining days (1913-1996) to a simple threefold vision of feeding the hungry, building the church and reaching the lost.