Missions

At Bethel, part of our mission is to proclaim the gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is accomplished in part by supporting and encouraging missionaries who serve the Lord at home and abroad.

The role of the Ladies Missionary Committee at Bethel is two-fold. Firstly, to serve as a liaison between our missionaries, local and abroad, and the Assembly with regards to their prayer requests and practical needs. Secondly, to organize and facilitate mission projects, work bees, and collection drives for various causes and missionary needs. To learn how you can get involved, please see Cheryl Peake.

Short Term Missions can help you decide about entering into full time missions. Watch a video by Lynn who has gone on many short term mission projects here.

Please remember the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) the second Sunday of November each year. For more information visit http://www.idop.ca/ as well as Voice of the Martyrs (Canada) and the Prisoner Alert website.

Phil and Marilyn Barnes

Field of Service: Zimbabwe
Mission Organization: Missionary Service Committee (MSC)

Ministry: Marilyn works in the government hospitals sharing the Lord with children, most of whom are dying with AIDS and related illnesses and also in running a program of scripture teaching in the government schools. Phil works with local assemblies, in preaching, teaching and discipling and is very involved in teaching at Harare Theological College
Email Address: pbarnes@zol.co.zw

Don & Elva Brooks

Field of Service: Zambia
Mission Organization: Missionary Service Committee (MSC)
Ministry: Don and Elva’s main ministry is the teaching of Christian Religious Education at the Government High School in Kabompo. C.R.E. is an examination subject and the syllabus, which they teach is one which was prepared by a group of evangelicals within Zambia. Don has taught in the school for over 30 years and presently is teaching all of the grade 12 pupils. Elva, who is a Registered Nurse, began teaching some years ago, and currently is teaching the grade 11’s. Other activities throughout the week, include a Scripture Union group on Wednesday afternoons after school, a gospel service on Sunday mornings, in addition to a college-age Bible Study in their home on Tuesday evenings. Throughout the dry season, in fellowship with a group of brethren, they are responsible for the setting up and running of a number of camps for school children and conferences for brothers and sisters from district assemblies. On Sundays and sometimes for the weekend, they are involved in assembly visitation and ministry and at these times in particular, Elva’s nursing skills are in demand.

Email Address: dandebrooks@gmail.com
Blog: www.dandebrooksupdate.blogspot.com
Field Address:
P.O. Box 140083
Kabompo, Zambia

Dave and Joyce Kinsey

Field of Service: Northern and Eastern Ontario and Quebec, Canada
Organization: AWANA Clubs Canada

Ministry: Dave and Joyce Kinsey grew up in the Chicagoland area. Saved in Awana Clubs at a young age, Joyce has had many years of experience as a clubber, LIT, leader and director. With a degree in Christian education, Dave learned about Awana while serving on the staff of a local church.Eventually, Dave and Joyce served as area co-ordinators in Western New York before moving to Ontario to work full-time as Awana missionaries. God has used the Kinseys’ many experiences to prepare them for their present ministry. Dave and Joyce have served as Awana missionaries since 1982. They have four children and make their home in Powassan, near North Bay, Ontario. Both Dave and Joyce are well versed in the Awana program. They are available to counsel with church leaders regarding their youth ministry, and to present the Awana ministry to boards, committees, and congregations. They are also ready to conduct leadership training, operate area Awana Games and Sparks-a-Ramas, and speak at your special events, such as award presentations, banquets, church services, and missions conferences. Please feel free to contact them directly.

Email Address: kinsey@awana.ca
Website: http://www4.sympatico.ca/dave.kinsey
Address:
1000 Memorial Park Drive
RR#4
Powassan, Ontario, Canada
P0H 1Z0

Jeremy & Tanya Lott

Field of Service: Papua New Guinea

Mission Organization: Wycliffe Bible Translators

Ministry: Jeremy works as an auto-mechanic on a mission centre in PNG. He along with the PNG national apprentices work predominantly on vehicles that belong to missionaries working in PNG to further Bible translation. Their work also includes maintaining Ukarumpa’s medical and security vehicles, generators, and lawn mowers (for air strips).

Tanya currently is a homemaker/mom, but will likely start working part time when their youngest starts school in July 2013. There are many opportunities for her, as she is already facing many pleas for help! She helps out where she can, as she is able.

Email Address: j-t.lott@sil.org.pg

Website: www.lotts.ca

Field Address:
P.O. Box 316
Ukarumpa, EHP 444
Papua New Guinea

Dan & Becky Rogerson

Field of Service: Italy
Mission Organization: TEAM
Ministry: Dan & Becky, along with their children, Josh (15) and Karis (13) have been in Italy as church planters since 1998. The Rogersons moved to Trieste in 2004 to help a small, struggling group of believers develop into a viable, vibrant church with Italian leaders. They enjoy using hospitality as a means to deepen relationships and encourage unbelievers to become involved in an evangelistic Bible study. Becky has a girls’ club as a means of reaching out to teen girls. The Rogersons are seeking God’s leading for other ways to reach the youth of Trieste. Dan is also serving as the TEAM Italy ministry area treasurer and administrator. The Rogersons will be on Home Assignment in the United States for one year, beginning in the summer of 2007.

Email Address: rogersonsinitaly@hotmail.com

Website: www.therogersons.com

Field Address:
Via Tibullo, 1
34127 Trieste (TS)
Italy

Pearl Winterburn


Field of Service: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mission Organization: Missionary Service Committee (MSC)
Email Address: pearlwinterburn@sympatico.ca
Website: www.tchabi.piczo.com
Address:
400 Olive St. #215
Cassellholme
North Bay, Ontario P1B 6J4