Category: Missions

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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Our Heroes

This post was authored by Dennis & Valerie Nikkel, Bethany attenders who served in El Salvador for two years. When Larry approached Dennis and I a few weeks ago to share about the last two years serving in El Salvador, I felt nervous, apprehensive and a little frightened. When I think about putting my experiences…

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Colin & Dot: Rest, Part 1

Sibiri had a problem. For years, he had wanted to follow the Jesus road. But it was complicated: his mother was still living; an old woman, who, like everyone in the village, was steeped in traditional religion. She did not have many years left to live, and Sibiri, as a good son, was obligated to…

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Christmas Traditions

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree! How dusty are your branches… Harmattan dusty season means that the tree needs periodic washing. “You have a church service Christmas morning?” I was surprised to hear the astonishment in Jeremy’s voice. He and Foromine were discussing their plans for Christmas day. It is pretty standard here to prepare…

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There is No Harvest Without Hard Work

Submitted by Bethany-supported missionaries, Colin & Dot Suggett (Many people work together to thresh a large fonio harvest) Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving…

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Update from the Suggetts

In the course of our recent village visits, we were reminded of the complications of travel in rainy season. Although we managed to navigate around some very large mud puddles, others were not so lucky.   We pulled one unfortunate transporteur out of deep mud, with some damage to his bumper. We were unable to verify if…

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Patience in Suffering

“Brothers and sisters, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.  As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of…

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Update from the Suggetts

In the course of our recent village visits, we were reminded of the complications of travel in rainy season. Although we managed to navigate around some very large mud puddles, others were not so lucky. We pulled one unfortunate transporteur out of deep mud, with some damage to his bumper. We were unable to verify if his…

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