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Con te partirò (Time to Say Goodbye)

How do we say goodbye? Not always the way we think we will… In 1995, we had been in Africa for 4 years. That is the year the song, Con te partirò  (Time to say goodbye) by Andrea Bocelli topped the charts. Since then it has been a fitting theme song for many film, TV, and sports…

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The Next Move. Just Say Yes.

Introduction: Andrew Epp is Bethany’s new Executive Pastor, starting in January 2019.  This is the first in a series of posts that we hope will help you to get to know Andrew, his family, and their desire to serve the Lord. The following post was written by Genevieve Epp (Andrew’s wife) and published on her…

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Pastor Alex & Jorge to Visit Bethany

As we sit in the 12-seater van waiting in the stalled, congested streets of Lima Peru, the now all-too-familiar ringtone sounds: *rrriiinnnggggg* “Si.” “Pastor, I need your help…” The beginning of so many phone calls Pastor Alex Cotrina receives daily. Pastor Alex’s life hasn’t always been this way. He grew up in an impoverished village…

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I Bless the Rains Down in…Burkina Faso

It’s the end of rainy season! We arrived late on Thursday and during our first night here, we were blessed with a refreshing, cooling rain. In talking to the gardener here, I learned that this year’s rains have been good. For Burkina’s many subsistence framers, that is very good news, and for that, I bless…

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Colin & Dot: A Milestone

Labouring up the 10% slope of the Fabedougou escarpment, we gasp and groan as we navigate our tandem up the weathered dirt road. A wall of rock and brush blocks our sight, but at a bend in the road, we see the last of the road barrier-posts. That last post is our milestone. It is…

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Called to Serve

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. All of us go through trials…

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Our Mission: Driving Bus for the Watoto Children’s Choir!

This past spring, Barry & Louise Wilding (Bethany attenders) drove for the Watoto Children’s Choir, a choir that travels all over the world sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. Hear a bit about their experience! On April 10, Barry and I (Louise) flew to Regina, Saskatchewan where we would meet up…

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The Meaning of a Prayer Quilt

Bethany’s Prayers and Squares ministry makes and distributes prayer quilts to those who need prayer for various reasons. The following is a note of thanks the team received a few weeks ago, and we thought it was worth sharing: “I would like to thank you so much for your prayers and selfless service that is…

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Refugee Families

Bethany has two refugee families arriving in the next few months. Please be in prayer for these families as they arrive, get settled and adjust to a different world than what they are used to. Read more about each family below: Family from Pakistan This 10-member Christian family from Pakistan has faced persecution from Muslims…

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Update from Andrew and Becky in Zimbabwe

How are things going in Canada/ Australia/ wherever you are? We are still in Zimbabwe 🙂 Which we are grateful for. We were a bit worried the other week, as our business visa was expiring and we hadn’t received our final letters from the Ministry of Health in order to submit our TEP (Temporary Employment…

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