Category: Missions

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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Update from Missionary Nichola Henry

Dear Bethany family, Thank you for supporting OM (Operation Mobilization) & me throughout 2018 as we work to see vibrant communities of Jesus followers in least-reached communities. 2018 was a year of change; ministry-wise and personally. From being on the international audit team and working from home; to my admitting that I couldn’t live alone…

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The Advent of SD Cards in Turkaland

This post was written by Colin and Dot Suggett, Bethany-supported missionaries who worked in Burkina Faso. Thomas viewing Bible App from COLIN SUGGETT on Vimeo.   Advent O come, Thou Day-Spring Come and cheer Our spirits by Thine advent here Disperse the gloomy clouds of night And death’s dark shadows put to flight Rejoice, rejoice,…

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Why Don’t You Just Commit?

This is a question that has given me opportunity to reflect recently. I know it comes from a good place and from a person who has spent most of their life in mission work. However, my first reaction really was, “I am!…aren’t I?!”. Let me go back, then I will go forward and tell you…

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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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