God Multiplies the Bread and Oil in Huntsville

February 14, 2024

HUNTSVILLE, ARK. – Sometimes you have to just step out in faith. When the Huntsville Seventh-day Adventist Church Food Pantry workers went to the Northwest Arkansas (NWA) Food Bank to pick up bread, they had no idea what to expect. They did not have an appointment, so after much prayer, they decided to go anyway and were rewarded with 120 loaves of bread! Noticing four cartloads of canned goods off to the side they decided to ask about them. They remembered Jesus saying: “You don’t receive because you don’t ask.” They were given 400 pounds of canned goods that had been donated before Thanksgiving. The next day they visited Walmart where they obtained 1,400 pounds of fresh produce, 600 pounds of clean meats, 300 pounds of deli products and 116 pounds of bakery goods.

The Huntsville church operates a Community Service Center with food give away on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. All are welcome, but there is a Bible Study on those Tuesdays at 9 a.m. led by Rodney Weyer, pastor of the Huntsville church, and those who attend are the first in line to get food.

Recently, the format of giving out packed boxes has changed to a “shopping” approach. Patrons are given a chance to visit with Weyer or other church members, engage in prayer and pick up church literature; then they can shop for the food they need including canned goods, dry goods, clean meats, fresh produce, potatoes, bread and desserts. The pantry serves all the community.

By Toni Johnson