To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by doing so you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
A team from Bethlehem left this week for a survey trip to Sudan. Below is a letter that was written about their trip by one of the members of the team.
"South Sudan is the newest country in the world. Spending forty out of the last fifty years consumed in a terrible civil war. More than 2.5 million people were killed, and twice that many were forced to flee.
The following video is from a convention for English teachers in the Arabian Peninsula. Consider the speakers arguments for maintaining a diversity of languages. What aspects of her arguments can serve as motivation for those desiring to become multi-lingual? What aspects of her discussion point out the challenge facing English speakers who want to learn another language? Discuss these questions with your Nurture Program Cohort or Missions Team. Consider the implications for Americans who desire to serve cross-culturally.
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.—Deuteronomy 7:9
After returning from a teaching trip to Cameroon Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS) with my wife, Kelina, and The Bethlehem Institute (Track 2) graduate Dieudonné Tamfu, I have been left with the sweet taste of God’s goodness in his faithfulness to his people.
Treasuring Christ Together
TCT is our ongoing strategy to fulfill our mission through a multiplying movement of campuses, new churches, and a Global Diaconate, united by a common mission and founded on a common biblical life and doctrine.
A partnering ministry organization supported by Bethlehem Baptist Church informed me by an official letter from their international leader that, over the years, our church has reached the milestone of giving one million dollars to them.
For decades, Bethlehem has supported dozens of their ministry partners, and their leadership wanted to say thanks to us with gratefulness to God.
The letter said …
“We can only begin to imagine the impact your giving has had in the eternal destiny of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions around the world.
Bethlehem global partners who serve in the Shanxi Province of China with Evergreen will be in Minneapolis during July and August and are happy to meet with individuals who are interested in learning more about work in China. To schedule a time to meet, email Anika in the Global Outreach department.
One of Bethlehem’s global partners is serving in a Muslim area in Central Asia. He has recognized the need in his town for education and for projects that depend on local initiative, effort, and risk. Things have come together in an opportunity for him to work with local leadership to start a school. The school aims to service students from the first through twelfth grade, as well as provide extra- curricular instruction in English, computers and other subjects for additional students. The project is designed to be self-sustainable within three years.
You can judge the quality of a book when it is still life-giving the fourth or fifth time you read it! I'm finishing Let the Nations be Glad for my final class period tomorrow – and I was struck again. This time it was something simple but extremely helpful.
What is a missionary? The term is not found in the Bible, it's root is Latin meaning "sent." But even if the term is not in the Bible, is the concept there?