Col: 3:23”Whatever your task, put yourselves into it, as done for the Lord and not for your masters.” Under the Co323 brand, we continue to develop Marketplace ministries with both the Waddell and Guthrie families focusing on this in the Philippines. Marketplace Ministries involves fostering new initiatives, training partners to engage in the marketplace,
Cries of celebration filled the land when the new nation of South Sudan officially came into existence on July 9, 2011. Six years later, tears of joy have turned to sorrow as the country has been torn apart by fighting, suffering and now famine. After such a hopeful start, what went so horribly wrong.
We’re here! Finally! In Bolivia! Or maybe I should say “We’re home!” In Mexico, I learned of the phrase “Mi casa su casa – my home is your home.” People often say this upon entering their home. So I supposed I shouldn’t have been surprised when the Bolivians, quite intentionally, welcomed us with a
In April and May I attended the conferences of CBWOQ and ABW in Mississauga and Moncton. Workshops were presented on Marketplace Ministries highlighting the work of several of our Global Field Staff in this area and our continued scarf project that supports the Self Help Groups and Urban Muslim ministries in Eastleigh, Nairobi. The
Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) announces the departure of Jonathan and Janice Mills as Global Field Staff in Rwanda, effective September 30, 2017, due to family needs in Canada. The Mills were appointed in 2014 to serve with CBM in Rwanda. Prior to their appointment, Jonathan served as the Lead Pastor at Kanata Baptist Church
It is with great sadness that we must begin this update with the notice of an incalculable loss. Pastor Gilene Franco, the teacher at the Aglongon Child Care Center, and her husband Pastor Nestor Franco, leader of the Aglongon Baptist Church, both lost their lives on Sunday July 16. Attempting to cross over a
On June 18th, we participated in a celebration with our South Sudanese friends, as CBM and FEBAC (Faith Evangelical Baptist Churches of South Sudan) signed an official partnership agreement. Since 2010, Canadian Baptists have been working with FEBAC in small joint projects and emergency relief efforts in South Sudan. Together we have
Cheryl Bear an award winning musician, author and theologian has partnered with CBM this year to bring focus to the issues of indigenous women in Northern BC Canada. Cheryl is a band councillor of the Nadleh Whut’en community in Northern BC. In June, Cheryl’s Ontario tour visited Ottawa, Lakefield, Mississauga and Toronto.
Plastic is everywhere, from lifesaving medical devices to electronics, toys and bottled water. But so is the waste of plastic and there is growing concern about its potential impact on the health of people and our planet. Some believe we are reaching a tipping point as more and more plastic ends up in our
In March I attended the CSW in New York. This Year’s the theme “Women’s Economic Empowerment in the changing world of work”. The Commission partners with NGO’s from around the world focusing on the status, rights and empowerment of all women and girls, everywhere. The world of work is changing fast, spurred by innovation,