Missions

Why I Do Mission Work — And Why I Hope
You Will Join Me

First of all, it needs to be said up front that it doesn’t feel like work to me. As a matter of fact, serving and sharing the love of God in our community and around the globe makes me feel as full of life as anything I have ever done, but that is not the…

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Pray for the Middle East

Wars. Rumors of war. Fighting, killing, and carpet bombing. These are just a few of the images and thoughts that come to most of our minds when we think about the Middle East. We are inundated with images of terror, radicalism, and chaos–yet, after spending almost two weeks in Egypt, I can say that the…

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A Different Kind of Chef

This is a repost of a blog that ran in July 2016, but we liked it so much we had to share it again!  But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of…

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A Medical Clinic for Chijmu

The Mt. Bethel UMC men’s team from Marietta, Ga., arrived in Quesimpuco late Saturday evening around 9p.m. after an 11.5 hour drive from the La Paz airport, which included a nice picnic lunch stop beside a high-plains lake that is known for flamingos. They saw plenty of llama herds, quinoa fields and incredible mountain peaks…

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All You Need Is Love

I have a favorite movie entitled, “Love Actually.” I am not sure how many times I have watched it, but I can guarantee the number would be high. There are probably six different stories going on at the same time in the movie, and they eventually all revolve around love in the end. The opening…

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An Update from the Missions Team

Mt. Bethel Missions has had a major impact on a lot of individuals over the past 10 years. As we work with our partner organizations, we have always tried to get people involved with the partners so the lives of our congregation members can be impacted just as those we serve are impacted. There will…

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Step into the River

It took several years to heed the call, but I recently returned with the Mt. Bethel Missions team from Bolivia. As you might expect me to say, it was a fantastic experience. But, while fantastic, the operative word in that statement is really “experience.” I like to think I’m fairly grounded in reality. I am aware…

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Praise God, the Crates Were Full!

During the past two weeks, you, Church, have brought medicine and food to help those requiring emergency relief in Venezuela. Not just some donations–4,450 pounds of donations! On the past two Sundays, you have given your time to sort and pack these donations for those who desperately need them. We had middle school boys carrying boxes to…

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