Several from Bethany will be going to South Africa at the end of this week to meet with the GlobeServe Executive Committee. These are representatives from the nine HUBS within the GlobeServe Training Network (173 mission training schools) along with our training consultants. All desire to work together and train workers to the church go to where it isn’t among least reach people groups. Bound together by a common vision and passion we will seek God and strategize together to accelerate the fielding of 5000 new missionaries. There will need to be new schools established and a laser-like focus on sending laborers to the unreached. The Go100 team has also put together a “mission-sending” training program to help national church movements better deploy and support workers. This will be introduced in our meetings as well.
Three intern girls finally received their visas and departed Sunday for France.
They had been delayed from leaving with the rest of their team. While waiting for visas, they studied French with former missionary to France, Grayling Trees.
All of the students on campus have enjoyed their Old Testament I course with Tom Shetler. This week the students are on Spring break.
Bethany International Ministries
A Memorial Service will be held for Paul Sunde in the Bethany Chapel at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3. A reception will be held in the West Dining Room following the service. Paul went to be with the Lord on November 29, 2009. Paul and Reiko have served as workers in Japan with Bethany International Ministries (BIM) since 1980.
We are thrilled to have three new ministry interns join us: Meisha Simon, Jason Wong & Ezekiah Joshua.
Due to the BCOM spring break, the Prayer Room will be open from 9 – 5pm Monday through Friday of this week (Mar 1 – 5).
Short-term Evangelical Missions
STEM sent their first Haiti Earthquake Response Team on Saturday, Feb 27. The team is made up of seven BCOM students and three other people, one of whom is BCOM alumnae Sheri Flores. Their on-site STEM leaders will be Katia (Alvarado: BCOM ’04) and Miguel Ulloa. Please pray for them as this group is the “pioneer” team for STEM. We will be partnering with the Christian Community Development Agency, a Haitian NGO that will plug us into whatever type ministry is most needed at the time the team will be there. It may be cleaning, painting, preparing a guest house for future short-term teams or some other work. There is one trained, experienced nurse on the team.