BFI History – Part 3


In a newspaper article from the March 15, 1936 SEATTLE SUNDAY TIMES, it was reported that three-thousand-five-hundred people bid farewell to Bethel missionaries being sent to the East Indies. Descriptive sub-headlines and picture cutlines read:



“Bethel Temple’s Crusaders Take Liner for East Indies”

“Crowd Roars Out Hymn”

“Off for Strange Lands”

“We All Pull Together”

Click here to read the detailed account of the day: Seattle Sunday Times (Mar 15, 1936)


The September 16, 1954 edition of The Seattle Times reported in its Seattle Briefs that Bethel Temple had been held up by two men.  Read the account by clicking here: Bethel Temple Robbed


The June 4, 1955 edition of the Seattle Times reported (on what looks like to be its Religion Page) that two Indonesian churchmen were to be speaking at Seattle’s Bethel Temple. The article gives details from Rev. H.N. Runkat, the President of the Pentecostal Church of Indonesia at that time, how that “missionaries are needed to train Indonesians for the ministry.” Bethel Temple is mentioned in  the article as “the Mother Church for the Pentecostal  movement in Indonesia.”  Read the article by clicking here: 2 Indonesian Churchmen To Speak Here


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