Who We Are

 Sherrie Bumstead (Avery)     Sherrie grew up in Southeast Texas and attended University at Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Missionary Health, which provided a degree in Bible and Nursing. Sherrie then moved to New Orleans and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where she obtained her Master's Degree. While in New Orleans, she worked as a bedside registered nurse at Ochsner and Tulane Hospitals in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At Tulane, she functioned as transport RN, ECMO pump tech, and head nurse, which led to her becoming the Outcomes/Research Coordinator. While in New Orleans, Sherrie was involved in leading Women’s Ministry Bible Studies, mentoring women, and a team member who led Women’s Conferences.      In 2002, God reaffirmed that He wanted Sherrie to do ministry overseas.  Sherrie left for Africa in 2003 with the International Mission Board.  She has had the privilege of ministering in three different countries in Africa; Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.  The Lord has enabled Sherrie to establish Bethany World Ministries, Incorporated in Zambia, which is involved in discipleship ministry, church planting, building a rural area clinic, and establishing an orphanage.    

 Sherrie Bumstead (Avery)

Sherrie grew up in Southeast Texas and attended University at Tennessee Temple in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Missionary Health, which provided a degree in Bible and Nursing. Sherrie then moved to New Orleans and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where she obtained her Master's Degree. While in New Orleans, she worked as a bedside registered nurse at Ochsner and Tulane Hospitals in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. At Tulane, she functioned as transport RN, ECMO pump tech, and head nurse, which led to her becoming the Outcomes/Research Coordinator. While in New Orleans, Sherrie was involved in leading Women’s Ministry Bible Studies, mentoring women, and a team member who led Women’s Conferences. 

In 2002, God reaffirmed that He wanted Sherrie to do ministry overseas.  Sherrie left for Africa in 2003 with the International Mission Board.  She has had the privilege of ministering in three different countries in Africa; Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia.  The Lord has enabled Sherrie to establish Bethany World Ministries, Incorporated in Zambia, which is involved in discipleship ministry, church planting, building a rural area clinic, and establishing an orphanage.

 

      Bethany World Ministries, Incorporated      Mission Statement:     Bethany World Ministries, Inc. represents an enthusiastic Christian organization, where Jesus Christ’s love continues to be known and shared. We express this in five distinct ministries:    *   Christian evangelism/discipleship through door-to-door, pastoral ministries, women conferences and Bible studies.    *   Medical outreaches in rural areas ;    *   Educational programs;    * Church Planting ;    * Construction of medical clinics/hospitals, orphanage, and future churches;     Vision:     * To share the Good News of Jesus Christ in Zambia;    * To promote Christian evangelism and discipleship;    * To meet the needs of the people through medical, educational, food, construction and other missionary-related programs;     Values:     * To promote faith in Jesus Christ;    * To reflect passion for the Gospel;    * To respect all people;    * To encourage spiritual and social growth;

 

Bethany World Ministries, Incorporated

Mission Statement:

Bethany World Ministries, Inc. represents an enthusiastic Christian organization, where Jesus Christ’s love continues to be known and shared. We express this in five distinct ministries:

* Christian evangelism/discipleship through door-to-door, pastoral ministries, women conferences and Bible studies.

* Medical outreaches in rural areas ;

* Educational programs;

* Church Planting ;

* Construction of medical clinics/hospitals, orphanage, and future churches;

Vision:

* To share the Good News of Jesus Christ in Zambia;

* To promote Christian evangelism and discipleship;

* To meet the needs of the people through medical, educational, food, construction and other missionary-related programs;

Values:

* To promote faith in Jesus Christ;

* To reflect passion for the Gospel;

* To respect all people;

* To encourage spiritual and social growth;