This Thursday, November 12, more than 100 guests will join us in the Bethany Press bindery for a luncheon where they will be introduced to Bethany and its mission.
The Uniqueness of Christ
The Ethne conference (Bogota, Colombia) was a tremendously encouraging and envisioning time for Dan Brokke, with about 350 ministry and mission leaders from around the world in attendance. Dan was challenged by reports of how God is raising up the church to take the gospel to unreached people groups.
A major theme throughout the conference was the centrality of Christ and how He alone is the answer in this world. Jesus is bringing revelation of His love through Christians who respond to disasters, through dreams or through small portions of scripture that speak specifically into someone’s unique situation. A watching world notices when followers of Jesus express His love and lay down their comforts to serve.
This Week’s Chapel Speaker – Kent Martin, Betel UK
Betel is a ministry of WEC helping the homeless and addicts in many places throughout the world. They run residential communities and businesses. In the UK there are 13 residences housing 260 people. We have had Bethany interns serving there for the past couple of years in Birmingham, UK. This has been a powerful ministry in tough settings.
Betel residents learn to work in furniture restoration or landscape gardening businesses. Ninety percent of the income to run the ministry is raised through these businesses and ten percent comes through gifts.
Thanks to Kent for sharing with us and for being a part of Bethany’s training by hosting interns.
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- STEM has taken a team (Nov 7-21) to participate in a project coordinated by multiple agencies with the goal of covering a province in an Asian country with people prayer walking on site in every town and village.
- The team met on the Bethany campus for training and orientation Nov 7.
- The team is an interesting mix: 2 from Utah, 1 from Ohio, 1 from PA, 1 from MO, 1 from MN.
- Please pray for team unity, health, safety while traveling around the province, for divine appointments, and for creative strategy in prayer battle.