Missions

Camp Hope: Healing Heartbreak

Every summer, dozens and dozens of smiling, selfless Mt. Bethel volunteers give up their Sunday and meet at our church to ensure our Camp Hope campers, all children with an incarcerated parent, are safely checked in for their bus ride to camp. Eight-year-old Kennedy waited four years for her chance to get on the bus….

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Spotlight on Project 82 in Kenya

What does the face of poverty look like? Poverty is that thing you have when you don’t have anything else. Project 82, our missions partner in Kenya, reaches far beyond poverty and into the depths of human suffering. It is easy to imagine that the people in the worst possible situation are those who have…

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What Does God Do?

What does God do? It’s kind of a funny question. You might say, “He does whatever He wants to do.” And that would be true. In scripture, however, we find some very specific things that God does that are at the core of who He is. We begin every Missions Committee meeting with prayer and…

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It’s Hard to Believe What God is Doing in South Asia

I was blessed to have the opportunity to travel to South Asia twice this year to share in ministry with one of our strategic ministry partners, Hope for Today. What a joy it was to walk and work alongside some amazing Christian leaders doing more ministry with fewer resources than I could even imagine if…

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I Don’t Want to Hear About It

I have just about quit watching the local or national news, or even trying to keep up with all the negative news stories that come in on my news apps on a daily basis. I am so tired of hearing so many sad, heartbreaking, and tragic stories that it often leads me to say, “I…

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What is a Disaster?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “disaster”? Most of us think about tornadoes, hurricanes, or earthquakes – big events that overwhelm a region or community. However, our recent snowstorm got me thinking — what is a disaster? I had friends and neighbors who were “overwhelmed” by the snow. While most streets were…

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Mt. Bethel Ministries Recognized

Amid all the activities and celebrations of this season, two amazing ministries at Mt. Bethel, Called to Care and Habitat for Humanity, were publicly recognized for serving the local community in tangible and meaningful ways. Called to Care is a ministry that supports and promotes fostering and adopting children. Our partner agency, FaithBridge Foster Care,…

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Coming Home to my India Church Family

Home. I never thought I could call another country home, but I see now how that is possible. As I walked into church Sunday in Hyderabad, I was greeted with shouts of, “Welcome home, Dr. Whitney!” I was filled with warmth and joy as I sang a familiar hymn in Telugu with my friends (and…

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