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Grenada, Isle of Spice

BRINGING GOOD NEWS TO GRENADA

Where can a BCM missionary enjoy warm tropical breezes, miles of sugar fine white sand and nutmeg, along with the privilege of sharing God’s word and serving God’s people? Try the spice isle of Grenada. Southernmost in a chain of volcanic islands off the coast of Venezuela, Grenada has a history complemented by a vibrant fusion of African and European cultures. The small nation is best known for…

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ISMT Bengali

“I JUST SAID YES!”

Bangladesh (BCM World) — Ask BCM missionary Stan Tyson how he got involved with Bangladesh. His answer: “I just said ‘yes’ when God opened the door!” In early 2012, Stan Tyson and his wife Mary Ann had flown from their home base in Pennsylvania, USA, to Bangladesh, to visit a daughter who works in that small Asian country. Beyond a family vacation, their only agenda was to hand-ferry back to the USA a copy of In Step with the Master Teacher, BCM’s children’s ministry leadership training curriculum, newly translated in Bengali. Little did Stan know God…

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Children's event with 450 children

BRAVING LIONS, HYENAS AND HIV TO REACH ZIMBABWE’S CHILDREN

Zimbabwe (BCM World) — It had already been a long day for BCM Zimbabwe missionaries Arnold and Paulin Maviya. After finishing up a children’s ministry event in the remote village of Gokwe, they’d headed their elderly van back down the dirt road towards their home in Victoria Falls. But the road was deeply rutted and rocky, and eight hours later, they’d…

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Rev. Dr. Vararuchi Franz Dalavai

WELL DONE, GOOD AND FAITHFUL SERVANT

Rev. Dr. Vararuchi Dalavai, Senior Executive Vice President of International Ministries for BCM International, passed into the presence of his heavenly Father on January 14, 2014, at age 73 in his home city of Hyderabad, India, after a forty day battle with illness. Family, friends, and countless thousands touched by his ministry around the world grieve his loss, but we also rejoice as heaven celebrates the homecoming of this truly “good and faithful” servant of God. “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his faithful servants.” (Psalm 116:15)

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De Herikon

A Look Back at BCM Netherlands

“I was part of the very first Bible club.” Wil Buitenweg had just arrived for seniors camp at BCM Netherlands’ Bijbel Club Centrum ‘De Herikon’, but she paused in her unpacking for an interview. “There were only five of us. It was just after the War where everything was so destroyed and bleak, so the bright colors and figures of the flannelgraph were something new and attractive for us. And, of course, the houseboat.”

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Christmas Greetings

Back in 1914, a communication titled “Open Christmas Letter” was sent to the United States press core. The authors were a small but passionate group of Americans who sought to reach out to a world ravaged by The Great War. The letter, published under the heading “On Earth Peace, Goodwill towards Men”, could have sounded like a mockery to a world at war, but the words in it told the Christmas story seeking to unite the world under a message of hope and peace. Bible Centered Ministries exists for that same reason – to bring people to know the “Christ” […]

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Footsteps of Faith Revision

     One of the key assets that BCM has brought to children’s ministry over the years is the visual communication of the Scriptures by providing a Genesis-to-Revelation curriculum that includes a variety of visual aids, teaching tips, and coaching advice. This curriculum, titled Footsteps of Faith, has been fully revised and is now available to you. Visit our online store to get your hands on it .  But wait…. There’s more!      Two of the challenges that BCM faces as we strive to reach our goal of giving every children’s worker access to Footsteps of Faith are language […]

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Typhoon Pablo

Greetings as we begin the New Year of 2013. Sometimes it seems that disaster and crisis follows one after another across this planet until it is hard to muster up new emotion, compassion, and another helping hand. In North America, the big news story of recent months has been Super Storm Sandy. But only a few weeks later in mid-December a storm, that would normally have made major headlines, swept across the Philippines. Typhoon Pablo (or Bopha locally) was 2012’s deadliest tropical cyclone, making landfall as a Category 5 Super Typhoon, the strongest ever recorded to hit the Philippines’ southernmost island of Mindanao.  Tens of thousands of homes were destroyed, […]

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