Beth Watkins


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D. L. Mayfield, Walter Bruggemann, Jen Hatmaker

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Beth Watkins has spent over 6 years in international ministry, working in closed countries in North Africa, South Sudan, and Egypt. Her work has led her to minister with incredibly vulnerable populations (street children in conflict zones, refugees from the Horn of Africa, and inner-city youth) and to endure extreme experiences: interrogation, expulsion, and evacuation from war.

Beth grew up in small-town Delaware. She holds a BA in Religion in Cross Cultural Studies from Liberty University, and is fluent in Sudanese Arabic. She currently lives in Egypt with her British husband, where they both work with refugees in a ministry of the Anglican church.

Beth’s professional experience is broad. For over five years, she has designed and managed projects to give street children and refugees sustainable incomes, spending one year living and working with a group of forty former street girls. She has organized job placements for hundreds of refugees, and oversaw an adult education center that served over 300. She is also a talented illustrator and painter.

When she is in America, Beth speaks in a number of churches and in small groups about her overseas work and her faith. She is motivated by a strong vision of God’s justice for the poor and His call for Christians to care for their neighbor in every facet of life. She and her husband also speak in a small number of churches in the UK.

Her writing has been published in Signet Ring Magazine, and her illustration has been published in various platforms, including an edited volume on peace in South Sudan.