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Getting to Know the Epps!

This post was written by Andrew Epp, who starts at Bethany as our Executive Pastor this January. Andrew, Genevieve and their children will be at Bethany this weekend. After the service, they’ll be at a kiosk in our Foyer. Make sure to stop by and say hello! I’d love for you to get to know…

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Why Don’t You Just Commit?

This is a question that has given me opportunity to reflect recently. I know it comes from a good place and from a person who has spent most of their life in mission work. However, my first reaction really was, “I am!…aren’t I?!”. Let me go back, then I will go forward and tell you…

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The Many Blessings of Service

The following post was submitted by Marlene Goodfield from Bethany’s Prayers and Squares Ministry. Four years ago, I began a new chapter in my life thanks to an article I read in the Bethany eBulletin that explained the various activities done by the Prayers and Squares Ministry at Bethany. I had been confined to a…

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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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