Press Release on Sherri Papini’s Reuniting
December 2, 2016
The Bethel Church community is deeply thankful that Sherri Papini is safe and has been reunited with her family. Since hearing of her disappearance, our entire congregation has been praying for her safe return.
Some have asked about Cameron Gamble’s involvement with the Papinis and his connection to Bethel. Cameron, his wife, and five children are a wonderful family and valued church members in good standing with our church and community. The Gambles have served voluntarily and professionally in various capacities for all the years they have attended Bethel Church.
Cameron has led trainings on abduction avoidance and self-defense to missionaries under our care who serve in particularly dangerous areas. The Gambles have their own organization called Project TAKEN that isn’t affiliated with Bethel Church. We do, however, receive donations for the Gambles from those who want to support what they are doing. You can view their profile on our website at: www.ibethel.org/missionaries/cameron-jen-gamble. For details about Project TAKEN, we recommend visiting the Project TAKEN Facebook page.
We celebrate Sherri’s return and continue to pray for the Papinis as they reconnect and heal as a family.
About Bethel Church Redding
For those unfamiliar with Bethel Church in Redding, CA, we are a large local church that has grown in the last 15 years. About 8000 people call Bethel their church home. Our statement of faith is consistent with Charismatic/Evangelical churches.
We appreciate and value all that God is doing through His larger, worldwide church and enjoy fellowship with the many great churches in Redding. All churches have an emphasis in their ministry. In addition to the good news of Christ’s love, we emphasize that Jesus promised signs would follow believers and that they would do even greater works than He did. So we believe all Christians can partner with God to do the same sorts of miracles today as He did in the New Testament. We often use the term “supernatural” to describe God’s active involvement in our lives. We believe God can heal supernaturally, but we also deeply value and access medical professionals, who have dedicated themselves to helping others and alleviating suffering.