Bethany Center for Global Studies
New classes start August 9 and will run until October 3
- Biblical Foundations of Leadership – Tom Shetler
- Perspectives on Intercultural Leadership – Ed Dudek
- Collaborative Leadership – Tom Shetler
For more information we invite you to visit the BCGS webpage.
You can also contact Rick Boswell, Director of Online Marketing and Recruitment at 952-996-1450.
The college students are currently taking a 3-week eschatology course taught by Matt Hedrick.
Bethany International Ministries
BIM workers, Dan and Nancy G. in Kenya
Dan and Nancy hosted a team that served two weeks in Kenya. This team joined with Kenyan churches and the Bethany Kenya team to form a tgroup of 70 people! Together they provided medical services, ministered to area youth and worked on a construction project. Please pray for the Germos and other leadership as they collaborate to be hands and feet of Christ among least reached peoples!
BIM Worker, George F. in Brazil
George spent two weeks in Brazil and gave this report, “Had a great time in Brazil. Spoke to about 4000 in 9 services and felt there was great receptivity. In one service about 80 responded to the call for salvation. It’s good to be home again. My next trip is to Boston in early August for a conference in a Brazilian church.” George will minister to BIM missionaries during the Furlough Seminar in July.
BIM workers Kerry and Jan O. in Mexico “Our first Missions conference (at Amistad Cristiana in Mexico City) surpassed all of our expectations with over 1000 in attendance on Friday night and about 1600 all day Saturday. Many made commitments to pray, give and go! Praise God!” Amistad has the goal of sending out 100 missionaries.
We’ve requested prayer each week for Haiti teams and thought you’d like to read about some of the STEM team activity there, so here’s a brief, “Readers Digest” version of a week with the QFM team from northern Minnesota:
- On Monday we had a medical clinic where 120 people got help, medicine, food, and prayer; there were children’s games, songs, crafts and a Bible story. Also we cleaned and repaired computers that were damaged by the earthquake, did inverter and batteries maintenance, and performed a drama.
- Tuesday was a hard day for some because of the overwhelming needs in the community of Troussable. The small church in this community also collapsed, so part of the team was shoveling and taking ruble from one side of the hill to the other.
- The next two days we went to Victory Baptist Church and cleared rubble from the back rooms on the second floor and the church area; we built and painted benches and small chairs for church and school. We also had a medical clinic for 110 people
- The last day we worked in the Free Medical Clinic across the street, where shelves were being built so the medicine is organized.
- This team was able to bring a huge boost to Haitian ministries by bringing in computers and computer systems, electrical expertise and much more. The training they established in computer systems will continue over the next two months.
Please continue to pray that God will work in effective, anointed ministry through STEM teams this week!
- #683 in Jamaica, June 22-30
- #699 in Haiti, June 29 – July 6
Bethany International is having its annual picnic on Saturday, July 24. Students, Alumni, Associates and Friends of Bethany are invited. We ask those who plan to attend to contact Sue Shetler (952-946-4194) by July 5 to RSVP.