Kingdom Friendship

What is a Kingdom Friendship?

Kingdom Friendships is a relatively new initiative that creates partnerships between Canadian churches and Wycliffe projects worldwide. In our case, this is a relationship between Bethany Chapel and Wycliffe Thai Foundation, an organization that is involved in scripture use, Bible translation, literacy, and mobilizing the local church as well as missionaries from the local and surrounding areas.  Bethany’s involvement in this will enable Wycliffe Thai to extend their reach into these project areas by providing them additional resources, prayer, support and sharing of ideas.  Kingdom Friendships, once executed, provides the framework for short-term missions to have long-term impact and measurable results. 


The Kingdom Friendship team continues to work with Wycliffe Thailand to explore opportunities where individuals and teams might engage with the excellent work being done to reach the lost for Christ. Please continue to pray for the Bethany's Kingdom Friendship team as well as those who serve together in Thailand.

Please contact Lyle Simpson if you have any questions about our Kingdom Friendship at surfnslopes (at) or 403-701-9090.

 The team from Bethany visiting Wycliffe Thailand July 2018

The team from Bethany visiting Wycliffe Thailand July 2018

  THAILAND ESL TEAM - July 6-28, 2018

THAILAND ESL TEAM - July 6-28, 2018

What’s Happening?

Missions Weekend Special Offering

Through trusting in the opportunities that God has provided both Bethany Chapel and Wycliffe Thailand, a unique, mutually beneficial relationship is emerging. This has included the following:

  • Bethany ESL teams in Thailand - note that Bethany has now developed the expertise and “know how” to run short term English training courses.

  • Wycliffe Thailand Students in Calgary - Bethany has been incredibly supportive in hosting (2) young missionaries from Thailand to improve English and develop leadership skills needed for the mission field.

  • Multiplying effect - any gift or financial support to Wycliffe Thailand has gone a very long way. Bethany’s generosity is enabling the Wycliffe Thailand office to promote missions and mobilize people.

  • Expertise - long term and short term missionaries and mission teams are making an impact with Wycliffe Thailand, through teaching pastors from closed surrounding countries providing professional engagement such as teaching English, and advising on projects.

You can still give towards this offering, please designate “KF Thailand” on your envelope to support this ministry.

This unique partnership is truly on the frontlines in a dark area of our world, potentially impacting millions of people by providing training and God’s word.

Thailand Trips


The Thailand ESL trip was July 6 - 28, 2018 including the following team members: Bruce & Fiona Raddatz, Sheila Schuman, Tanja Hurlbert, David Hagopian, Valerie Andrusiak, Charys Russell. 

For information contact Bruce Raddatz at bpraddatz (at) or at 403-259-4800.

Short-term mission trip 2017

There was a team in Thailand in June 2017 helping with an ESL camp with Wycliffe Thailand. Thank you for your prayers and financial support.

Read from the Thailand team at

2016 Wycliffe Thai Internship 

Thomas Unrau, a member of Bethany Chapel, went on a six-month internship to Thailand in 2016.

Bethany Chapel 2016 Vision Trip

Bethany Chapel sent a small team over to Thailand on a vision trip April 21-May 2, 2016.