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Update from Peru

This post is submitted by Allison Norg, a Bethany-supported missionary serving in Peru with the Isaiah Project. Before coming to Peru, I had a lot of questions about why I should come, but I knew that God was giving me clear direction that this was what I should do. Over the last couple of weeks,…

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Encouragement

Submitted by Colin & Dot Suggett, two Bethany-supported missionaries serving in Burkins Faso. Some days are cold and hard, a stone around your neck Others steal the life from you and leave you feeling flat Just when you think you’ve taken your last breath Your Father blows a kiss at you and lifts you up…

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Update from Peter van den Bos

Peter van den Bos is a Bethany-supported missionary serving in Guatemala. Hello Everyone, Wow! It has almost been a month in Guatemala. I thought it was time for an update on what has happened: I arrived in Guatemala on the January 18th and started working for Operation Mobilization three days later. I went with three…

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Back to the Drawing Board

This post was submitted by Josh Tiessen, Curator of Bethany’s B Gallery. This is the last weekend to see Andrew Klassen’s exhibit, “Back to the Drawing Board.” (Dec 16-Mar 2) Take a few minutes to visit the exhibit this weekend. “The title of this exhibit was meant deliberately as a double entendre. I have been…

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Shekina Church – Pachacutec

Shekina Church – Pachacutec February 2nd, 2018 This post was submitted by Allison Norg, who is spending three months in Peru, working with Pastor Alex. We have had some exciting things happening here in Peru this week. I have to take you back to give you context. The above picture is a Pastor here in…

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Our Heroes

This post was authored by Dennis & Valerie Nikkel, Bethany attenders who served in El Salvador for two years. When Larry approached Dennis and I a few weeks ago to share about the last two years serving in El Salvador, I felt nervous, apprehensive and a little frightened. When I think about putting my experiences…

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Colin & Dot: Rest, Part 1

Sibiri had a problem. For years, he had wanted to follow the Jesus road. But it was complicated: his mother was still living; an old woman, who, like everyone in the village, was steeped in traditional religion. She did not have many years left to live, and Sibiri, as a good son, was obligated to…

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Christmas Traditions

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How dusty are your branches… Harmattan dusty season means that the tree needs periodic washing. “You have a church service Christmas morning?” I was surprised to hear the astonishment in Jeremy’s voice. He and Foromine were discussing their plans for Christmas day. It is pretty standard here to prepare…

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There is No Harvest Without Hard Work

Submitted by Bethany-supported missionaries, Colin & Dot Suggett (Many people work together to thresh a large fonio harvest) Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving…

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God Takes Care of the Details

Guest Author, Anne Neufeld from Prayers and Squares  Sometimes when I make a quilt for Prayers and Squares Ministry, I wonder as I sew, “who will be the recipient of this quilt?” This was the case when I opened a package of material that contained a horse print. So I prayed that the right person…

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