More Good News! We’re Almost There!

Are we there yet? This seems to be a common refrain when nearing a destination. Children are certainly fond of this question while trying to be patient in the back seat. The typical answer intended to stretch their patience just a little further is, “We’re almost there…almost there.” “We’re almost there” would pretty much describe

Food For Life Cooperative

Food for Life Cooperative is an initiative being undertaken in partnership with KPM, the Capiznon Baptist Churches Inc. and CBM. The cooperative will involve over 30 small plot rural rice farmers in Capiz province.  The goal of the cooperative is to increase the viability and sustainability of the individual farmers, provide good

110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc.

I (Michael) recently had the privilege of traveling to a small rural community in Capiz province known as Bag-ong Barrio, Tapaz. The purpose of my visit was to attend the 110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc, which is a gathering of pastors, church leaders and delegates from 52 churches in

A Visit to Norway

One of the highlights of the past few months was a visit to northern Norway to attend the Executive Committee meeting of the European Baptist Federation (EBF). CBM has considerable input into the ministries of the EBF through the youth leaders training program that Jeff Carter designed and leads, and the refugee coordination and

The Anteambulos of Manila

In a recent article I discovered the Roman system for the patronage of art and science. Successful business people, politicians, or wealthy families would subsidize artists, thinkers, and writers to produce works of art, or to perform tasks, in exchange for protection, food, and gifts. One of these tasks was the role of the

REVOLUTION!: Godly Reimagining

This past March we saw the culmination of three years work, towards a joint conference of the EBF Youth and Children’s Committee and the EBF Mission Committee.  There were several things that were an encouragement to us.  A couple of unique things took place:  First, it was the largest gathering of leaders from across

Our First Home Assignment

We arrived in Ontario on March 25th to begin our first three-month Home Assignment.  After meetings at CBM and speaking in Kanata Baptist Church, we began our trek west on April 3rd. We have seen spring arrive and the landscape change.  We have enjoyed spending time with family, visiting churches, resuming conversations with friends and

Kids Care – Hunger Bites

Kids Care is CBM’s annual children’s educational mission resource. It gives kids the opportunity to learn about children in another part of the world through fun activities, crafts and games, Bible lessons, and to respond to God’s love through giving. Children will expand their notion of community in the world, and be moved to action!