See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. [Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.]
[This material comes from an interview with a Bethlehem global partner whose family has gone through the arduous process of learning Arabic. They're now in the process of acquiring another major national langauge of their host country.]
Andrew Fuller said that William Carey's mission to India seemed like a few men who considered going into a deep, unexplored mine.
It was as if Carey said, “Well, I will go down, if you will hold the rope.” The meeting, in Fuller’s mind, was as if he and the other brethren gave their word that “whilst we lived, we should never let go the rope.”—Baptist World Mission
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.