Category: Missions

Update From The Suggetts: Bloom Where You Are Planted

Simitria once hated her language. For her, the language and cultural identity she had learned from birth was associated with poverty, family violence, and lack of opportunity. Simitria (Simi) is a part of the large diaspora of the dzaha dzavui (a.k.a. Mixtec*). Diaspora = dispersion, scattering. You may have heard this term, diaspora, when referring…

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Update from the Suggetts: Reaching Rural Communities in PNG

Dot & Colin Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Their work with the Turka people of Burkina Faso came to an end on April 1, 2019 and they have begun their new roles within Wycliffe. Colin has joined *SIL’s Language Technology group as their lead tester for Bloom – a software product…

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Alpha: Pray, Host, Help

Earlier this summer, we explored the reality that it is sometimes hard to invite and introduce people to Jesus. To help with this, we are launching and facilitating Alpha this coming fall. Well, actually, it’s not just us, but rather churches across Niagara, and even across Canada, are joining together to launch Alpha wherever they are!…

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Weekend Review: An Invitation to Something More

This past weekend, we explored the reality that it is sometimes hard to invite and introduce people to Jesus. To help with this, we are launching and focusing in on Alpha this coming Fall. To start, we watched the first Alpha video together in the weekend services, and then challenged every follower of Jesus to…

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Update from the Suggetts: Comfort-able

Dot & Colin Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators. Their work with the Turka people of Burkina Faso has come to an end as of April 1, 2019 and they have begun their new roles within Wycliffe. Colin will be joining *SIL’s Language Technology group as their lead tester for Bloom ―…

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Dot’s New Roles: PART 1 of 2

Colin and Dot Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries working with Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. They recently returned from Burkina Faso, where they were working on translating the Bible into the Turka language. “So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me. Nevertheless, we…

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Challenges in Global Literacy

For minority language communities of the world, the formidable hurdles one has to jump over to produce and publish books have meant very few communities have achieved successful, thriving, and sustainable literacy programs. Books are expensive to produce and publish, and desktop-publishing software is cost-prohibitive for the world’s majority, and very complex to learn. These are just a few…

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Lent: Anticipating the Resurrection

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”  1 Peter 1:3 Grinning, Brahima held aloft his phone, and said, “Hearing this completely satisfies my heart.” Brahima had just installed…

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Update from the Suggetts

Colin and Dot Suggett are Bethany-supported missionaries working with Wycliffe Bible Translators of Canada. They recently returned from Burkina Faso, where they were working on translating the Bible into the Turka language.   Christmas 2018. (l to r) Lily, Aaron, Theodore, Gabe, Iris, Dot, Colin.  
Photo by Lily Magnus of Petrichor Images New Beginnings Believe it…

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Update from the Guatemala Team!

Date: January 21, 2019 Subject: Guatemala Update 1 Greetings from Guatemala ! The past seven days have been anything but ordinary. We were greeted with the usual hospitable and exciting welcome by the Los Liros community. This included balloons, gifts, fireworks and a little speech to thank us for coming again. The team felt at…

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