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Thanks from West Virginia

We are enjoying your missions team this weekend in Welch WV! We passed out around 160 bologna and cheese bag lunches yesterday to some of our area families. The women’s night out program last night was a great success with many women in attendance! We are getting ready this morning to make up hotdogs to…

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Our Son, Salomon

Why do I keep returning to Orphanage Emmanuel? One reason is our son, Salomon, a 24-year old young man who arrived at Emmanuel at three months of age and grew up there.  His only parents are David and Lydia Martinez, who founded Orphanage Emmanuel in December.  He has their last, name and they were the…

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Greetings from Costa Rica

Mt. Bethel sent a team of six women to Costa Rica to serve at the San Jose Methodist Women’s Conference. Team leader Millie Atkinson is sending reports, and they will be updated here as received (newest posts on top). Please pray for all the women who will be blessed by this retreat. Millie’s pictures are…

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Messages from our India Mission Team

Mt. Bethel has a mission team in India right now. We are receiving periodic updates as internet connection allows, and they are posted here, courtesy of Home Team leader Tracey Reed. 11/8/2013 – Yesterday afternoon the team gathered for communion and a farewell to families.  Attached is a photo of the team before leaving the church. …

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Being Fed in Romania

I knew I was in trouble the first night in Romania. I had arrived at my host’s house shortly after midnight, and there awaiting me was a full meal. I was once again in the loving hands of an Eastern European family, and with it, all hope was dashed of staying below the weight cap…

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The Children Are So Thankful For All You Have Done

Thank you, Mt. Bethel UMC! The donated uniforms of Mt Bethel Christian Academy are now part of the standard uniform at Orphanage Emmanuel. The Mt. Bethel consignment sale furnished an immediate need for baby clothes due to some recent newborn babies arriving at Emmanuel. The Christmas outfits are hidden until Christmas for the children to…

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Bolivia: Receiving by Giving

It’s been five years coming for me – the Mt. Bethel mission trip to Bolivia.  When our church first announced plans in 2008 to help build a suspension footbridge high in the Andes, I was excited about the opportunity to serve Him with my MB brothers and the people of Bolivia.  Planning began months ahead…

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What Can I Do?

One would think that serving at Orphanage Emmanuel in Guaimaca, Honduras for two weeks, I would not be asking this of myself. However, this is what has been on my heart since my return. Steve and I had the great pleasure of working with a team who built a home for 60 girls [plumbing, painting,…

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