In a community as large and diverse as Bethel many great things are happening all over. At times it is difficult to celebrate all of the many victories that arise throughout a given year. Many volunteer their time behind the scenes, others give generously without any thought of thanks. I want to share one of these victories.
Two years ago a new World Missions Team formed at Bethel. Over the last couple of years this team has thoughtfully worked towards encouraging faithfulness to Christ’s global call to the Great Commission. Particular attention has been given to missionary support. Bethel is now in regular contact with our missionaries and there is mutual prayer and encouragement happening. This has meant greater exposure for our missionaries on a congregational level.
Perhaps the most telling sign that things are moving in the right direction is in terms of financial support. In just one year Bethel’s support to World Missionaries has tripled!
Who are our current Missionaries? In Nicaragua Bethel supports the Ezra Team, a group of local missionaries sharing the Gospel based out of the Nehemiah Centre. In El Salvador Bethel supports Rachel Beveridge and Roland Vanderburg based out of Seeds of New Creation. You can expect a new missionary to be added to our list next year.
On Sunday June 28th the exploratory team to Nicaragua and El Salvador will share more about what God is doing. They will talk about what other possibilities there are for Bethel to make an impact around the world. You can also expect to see an informative bulletin board with bios on our Missionaries, and one of them, Roland Vanderburg, is coming to visit us in August.
There is nothing more important on this planet than sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ! Our world missionaries have given their lives to see the proclamation and demonstration of the Gospel around the world. With them, we dream of the day when every tribe, every tongue and every nation worships the King of Kings.
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