Serving in the Philippines
Michael and Melanie are Global Field Staff with Canadian Baptist Ministries, appointed in August 2015 to serve in the Philippines. Michael and Melanie, along with their four children, live in Roxas City, Capiz on the island of Panay.
Michael and Melanie serve alongside CBM colleagues and partners in the area of Marketplace Ministry. The Waddells are assisting in the formation of Christian discipleship movements within the context of the marketplace. The Waddells also work along side our Filipino partners who are working with the poor and marginalized in various facets of Integral Mission through capacity building that models humility, love, compassion and integrity.
Michael is currently completing his Master of Arts in Theology at Acadia Divinity College. Melanie has a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Acadia University and has experience working in various counselling settings.
The Waddells spent 14 years in the business world, as well as 5 years serving as Directors of a Baptist owned Christian camp in New Brunswick, before sensing that God was leading them to something new.
Michael and Melanie were married in 2000 and have four growing children: Kyla, Sean, Carter and Allie.
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Michael and Melanie Waddell are CBM Global Field Staff in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines. They serve to form Christian discipleship movements in the context of the marketplace. They also work with local partners in capacity building to alleviate poverty and provide assistance to the marginalized through integral mission. The SENT Intensive team is on their last few days in the Philippines. Please pray that these will be transformational for them and those they serve. Pray for Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries (KPM) as they resume classes for four childcare centres, for the teachers as they provide an atmosphere that promotes learning, playing, and healthy eating. Please also pray for the 3-4 year-old students. Please pray
Pray for Yuanchuan Ye and Ming Gao who are serving with CBM in Germany as part of the Chinese Ministries team
A Fishing Community Finds Renewed Hope by Michael Waddell
Michael and Melanie Waddell, CBM Field Staff based in the Philippines, are currently on home assignment in Canada with their four children – Kyla, Sean, Carter and Allie. The Waddells will spend most of their time in Eastern Canada, visiting various churches and conducting speaking engagements. Please pray that congregants and supporters would be encouraged by the work that God is doing in the Philippines in the area of Marketplace Ministries. May God provide the Waddells with strength, wisdom and guidance as they share their stories and updates. The Waddells will be returning to the Philippines
This week, Global Field Staff Michael and Melanie Waddell, who are based in the Philippines are moving their household from their current home base in Manila to Roxas City in the province of Capiz. This is a significant move for the family, as it will mean new schools for their children in the Fall when they return to the Philippines following home assignment in Canada. Pray that the move will go smoothly for the Waddell family and that God would provide a new community of friends for them once they settle there later in the year.
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 quality healthy organic rice for community members, and provide fair and equitable employment for the farm workers. In early April Duane Guthrie and Michael traveled back to Roxas city to continue working with the Business Development Committee of our partner, KPM. We spent a full