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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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Life is Messy. Make Time for Connection.

There’s a lot that goes on throughout your week, right? Yup, mine too. And of course, within all of that there are great moments and then there are messy moments. Sometimes when the mess hits, one of the greatest things is that we can be part of a community of others who can walk through…

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Mic Drop: Living Compelling Stories

Need some encouragement that our years of spiritual training matter? Consider the early childhood of Moses… Born in a hostile political environment, his very life was threatened by an edict from the king ordering all male Hebrew babies to be killed at birth. Both Acts 7 and Hebrews 11 explain that his parents recognized something special…

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Gearing Up for the Fall?

So yes, it’s barely the second week of August. But if you’re anything like me, Summer always seems to speed along and before you know it…we’re back into Fall (yikes!). For many of us, if not most, part of getting back into Fall means getting back into a more regular routine. Baseball games and other…

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Is God Nudging You?

I’m sitting here in front of my computer wondering what I can say to fan into a flame that spark or nudge that God has spoken into your heart concerning Stephen Ministry. I know that there are potential Stephen Ministers among us, just as I know that God’s heart is for the hurting. I also…

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Weekend Review: God is in the Shaking

This past weekend, we looked at how we all have assumptions that guide and undergird our lives. These are the little rules and beliefs we have that are almost always just under the surface. And, while these assumptions aren’t necessarily bad, they can be dangerous when left unexamined. So, we examined the assumption that when…

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Mic Drop: God is in the Shaking

This weekend, we are going to be exploring a story that I believe will alter some of our assumptions about God. We are going to be looking at Acts 16 in which we read about how Paul and Silas are captured and put in to prison, and the miraculous, and surprising, way God leads them…

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Home Church, Who is it for, Really?

I like getting asked good questions because they often lead to great conversations and better understanding. Recently, I was asked a great question about Bethany’s Home Churches, which are starting up in early September. The question was essentially this – Are Home Churches meant to be places for believers in Christ to gather and grow…

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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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