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Update from the Suggetts: Reaching Rural Communities in PNG

Dot & Colin Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Their work with the Turka people of Burkina Faso came to an end on April 1, 2019 and they have begun their new roles within Wycliffe. Colin has joined *SIL’s Language Technology group as their lead tester for Bloom – a software product…

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Update from the Suggetts: Comfort-able

Dot & Colin Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Their work with the Turka people of Burkina Faso has come to an end as of April 1, 2019 and they have begun their new roles within Wycliffe. Colin will be joining *SIL’s Language Technology group as their lead tester for Bloom ―…

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Why Become a Stephen Minister?

“Empathy has no script. There is no right way or wrong way to do it. It’s simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ‘you’re not alone’.” 
 ~Brene Brown Sounds easy enough….but it isn’t! As people who care about other people, there is a tendency to want to help…

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Dot’s New Roles: PART 1 of 2

Colin and Dot Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries working with Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. They recently returned from Burkina Faso, where they were working on translating the Bible into the Turka language. “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Nevertheless, we…

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Challenges in Global Literacy

For minority language communities of the world, the formidable hurdles one has to jump over to produce and publish books have meant very few communities have achieved successful, thriving, and sustainable literacy programs. Books are expensive to produce and publish, and desktop-publishing software is cost-prohibitive for the world’s majority, and very complex to learn. These are just a few…

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Lent: Anticipating the Resurrection

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”  1 Peter 1:3 Grinning, Brahima held aloft his phone, and said, “Hearing this completely satisfies my heart.” Brahima had just installed…

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Update from the Suggetts

Colin and Dot Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries working with Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. They recently returned from Burkina Faso, where they were working on translating the Bible into the Turka language.   Christmas 2018. (l to r) Lily, Aaron, Theodore, Gabe, Iris, Dot, Colin.  
Photo by Lily Magnus of Petrichor Images New Beginnings Believe it…

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Update from Guatemala, Pt. 2

Leaving our second home… Mixed emotions are all part of the process of leaving a place we love and feel connected. As the bus pulled away, team members looked out the window at the community of Iglesia Bautista ‘Monte Santo’ in Los Liros that quickly became family. I’m always astounded at how easily we can…

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A Message from Voice of the Martyrs

“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?” ~ Isaiah 58:6 ESV It has been said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so this time my words will be…

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Update from the Guatemala Team!

Date: January 21, 2019 Subject: Guatemala Update 1 Greetings from Guatemala ! The past seven days have been anything but ordinary. We were greeted with the usual hospitable and exciting welcome by the Los Liros community. This included balloons, gifts, fireworks and a little speech to thank us for coming again. The team felt at…

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