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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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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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