Category: Missions

Con te partirò (Time to Say Goodbye)

How do we say goodbye? Not always the way we think we will… In 1995, we had been in Africa for 4 years. That is the year the song, Con te partirò  (Time to say goodbye) by Andrea Bocelli topped the charts. Since then it has been a fitting theme song for many film, TV, and sports…

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Pastor Alex & Jorge to Visit Bethany

As we sit in the 12-seater van waiting in the stalled, congested streets of Lima Peru, the now all-too-familiar ringtone sounds: *rrriiinnnggggg* “Si.” “Pastor, I need your help…” The beginning of so many phone calls Pastor Alex Cotrina receives daily. Pastor Alex’s life hasn’t always been this way. He grew up in an impoverished village…

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I Bless the Rains Down in…Burkina Faso

It’s the end of rainy season! We arrived late on Thursday and during our first night here, we were blessed with a refreshing, cooling rain. In talking to the gardener here, I learned that this year’s rains have been good. For Burkina’s many subsistence framers, that is very good news, and for that, I bless…

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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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Refugee Families

Bethany has two refugee families arriving in the next few months. Please be in prayer for these families as they arrive, get settled and adjust to a different world than what they are used to. Read more about each family below: Family from Pakistan This 10-member Christian family from Pakistan has faced persecution from Muslims…

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Update from Andrew and Becky in Zimbabwe

How are things going in Canada/ Australia/ wherever you are? We are still in Zimbabwe 🙂 Which we are grateful for. We were a bit worried the other week, as our business visa was expiring and we hadn’t received our final letters from the Ministry of Health in order to submit our TEP (Temporary Employment…

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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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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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