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

 

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

 

Pearl Winterburn

Field of Service: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Mission Organization: Missionary Service Committee (MSC)
Website: www.tchabi.piczo.com
Pearl spent 50 years as a missionary nurse and established a large mission station, deep in the forest, at Tchabi, near Lake Victoria. A broken hip forced her back to North Bay in 2002. Pearl passed away in 2014.