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Art at Bethany

This post was submitted by Josh Tiessen, Curator of The B Gallery at Bethany Established in 2014, The Bethany Gallery is located in the main café, featuring quarterly solo and group exhibitions of artists’ work in various styles and mediums. As a new member of CIVA, Christians in the Visual Arts, Bethany highlights the abundant creative talents…

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Update from the Suggetts

In the course of our recent village visits, we were reminded of the complications of travel in rainy season. Although we managed to navigate around some very large mud puddles, others were not so lucky.   We pulled one unfortunate transporteur out of deep mud, with some damage to his bumper. We were unable to verify if…

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Patience in Suffering

“Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.  As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of…

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Update from the Suggetts

In the course of our recent village visits, we were reminded of the complications of travel in rainy season. Although we managed to navigate around some very large mud puddles, others were not so lucky. We pulled one unfortunate transporteur out of deep mud, with some damage to his bumper. We were unable to verify if his…

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Adding to My Father’s House

Kio Chang is a former Bethany attender and she and her family were sponsored by our church as a refugee 39 years ago. Kio now serves as a full-time missionary in Jamaica. It is amazing how time flies when you are busy. It has been six months since God has led me to serve in…

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New Beginnings

September is great! I remember my own school days, and how I loved new pencil crayons and books, some new clothes and shoes, and a new classroom. (But still in the front row, because I was always the smallest in the class). I always have loved the beginning of the new school year. This year,…

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If That Were Christ…

If That Were Christ, Would You Give Him Your Blanket? is the sequel to Richard Wurmbrand’s best-selling book, Tortured for Christ. This little-known book was inspired by the following short testimony… “Two Chinese Christians shivered with cold in a cell. Each had a thin blanket. One of the Christians looked to the other and saw…

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We Need Your Prayers

The Bethany Missions Committee has initiated an attempt to have Pastor Marco and his wife, Ruth, visit Bethany for our Missions Weekend on November 25/26. If they are able to come, Pastor Marco will be speaking in the services that weekend. This was attempted a few years ago with the outcome that the Canadian government…

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So Many Friends at Forever Young

On Fri Sep 1, I attended the Forever Young boat cruise on the Niagara River. As we chugged down the river on the two-decker Mississippi river style paddle boat, we dined in luxury. While being served a delicious three-course meal, we learned about the history of Lewiston, Queenston and the underground railroad movement that brought freedom to…

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Sunday School Remix: Weekend Rundown

This weekend, we explored an under-rated and life-changing piece of technology: the brick. We explored how the story of the Tower of Babel, found in Genesis 11, isn’t just about God scattering the people, but about God’s response to technology and how it shapes us. So, what we discovered is that the people were moving…

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