Category: Missions

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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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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