Bethany Press in collaboration with a new Bethany-sponsored entity called Partners in Publishing is working with a graduate from Bethany International University in Singapore who serves in Cambodia. This individual has developed a nation-wide ministry in training missionaries and church planters. In addition to this, he publishes and prints Christian books. Partners in Publishing is collaborating with this individual to print and distribute 25,000 Cambodian Bibles in 2011. The goal is to eventually print 1,000,000 Bibles in this country! If you would like to donate towards the cost of this initiative, please contact Randy Dirks at 952.996.1388.
Bethany College of Missions
Sixteen students are accepted for the spring semester at the College. Please pray for all provisions needed for these individuals to attend BCOM.
Bethany International Ministries
Petrolina Bible School (Brazil): Last Saturday, eight students graduated at the Bible school in Petrolina. Pray for these graduates to find a fit in ministry. There is a shortage of student and staff housing on campus needed for growth—please pray for funds for dormitory space.
Africa Center for Mission (Kenya): The BA program launched a few months ago with eleven students. Recently four of these students were in car accidents while a couple of others have faced other challenges. Would you please pray for the training program, for the students and for the staff and their families?
Dan and Nancy Germo (Kenya) are on furlough and Dan will complete his studies in the next few months. We ask that you pray for the programs Dan gives oversight to in Kenya to run smoothly while he’s out of the country.
BIM Spring Candidacy will be held February 28-March 11. Pray for new missionary recruits to staff Global Internship sites and to work alongside our missionaries and national partners.
Please pray for missionaries and interns as they spend their Christmas and New Year holidays on the field—that they will have opportunities to share Christ in their communities and to build new relationships. Pray also for wisdom and guidance as they plan their schedules and prioritize responsibilities and projects for 2011. And pray for God’s continued provision for needed support and funds for ministry for each of them. Thank you!
STEM team #696 ministered in NE Kenya November 29 – December 12. John P. led this team of 14 from the home church of a BCOM student and Global Intern. This student was a STEM team leader-in-training and along with the other Global Interns, joined the team on most of their activities to translate. The team constructed and installed a roof on a medical clinic/hospital, participated in a mobile medical clinic at the construction site, coordinated a week-long soccer tournament for 15 to 17-year-olds in the community, preached in four local churches, visited several homes in the village, and prayer walked in strategic locations. Jason W., the Field Facilitator, and the Kenyan long-term worker were very encouraged by the many bridges built to reach this people group. The team raised the funds needed for all the materials for the hospital roof.