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André serves with CBM in Rwanda as Africa Deputy Team Leader. He works alongside CBM’s African church partners to determine and accomplish shared objectives, as well as take over for the Kennys as they move forward from CBM and into the next season in their lives. This includes helping to coach and empower our Global Field Staff. He also provides support for Canadian church partnerships and facilitate SENT trips, which provide Canadians with hands-on global discipleship experiences.
Please pray for wisdom and strength for André as he steps into his new role and takes on new responsibilities. Pray for teamwork and for long term plans as they are carried out. Pray for his colleagues – the Africa field staff and CBM partners in Africa as they continue the mission in Africa. Please pray for his family and children, for safe travels and good health.
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
(Photo from the United Nations)
On June 26, the world recognizes International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. All across the globe, this day focuses on awareness about the harm that illicit drugs cause and identifies steps to move towards a society that does not use, abuse and traffic illegal drugs. According to the United Nations, “justice and health work hand in hand when it comes to addressing drug problems.” Pray for a justice system that will help those with drug addictions. Pray that those suffering from drug addiction will be freed and healed, to get the treatment they need and for proper drug prevention. Pray that people will stop taking advantage of those addicted to drug use, and for illicit trafficking to come to a halt.
CBM Global Field Staff Conrad and Fiona Kwok are working with select Bethel Bible Institute (BBI) pastors and alumni to develop and expand the ministries in the Golden Triangle Area. One area of focus is around workers in community services such as drugs rehabilitation centres. If you want to help fight against illicit drug abuse and trafficking, please consider making a donation at https://www.cbmin.org/product/conrad-and-fiona-kwok-monthly/.
Elie and Mireille Haddad
Elie and Mireille Haddad serve with CBM in Lebanon as Team Leaders for the Middle East and North Africa region. They help the team reach organizational ends by directing, coaching and empowering CBM Field Staff and assisting our national partners. The Haddads promote their sphere of ministry both on the field and here in Canada, and they help shape the agenda for the future. Elie also serves as President of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon, which equips leaders for the church in the entire Arabic-speaking world.
Please pray for all the year-end activities at ABTS, including graduation and the Middle East Consultation, which tackles issues that have to do with ministry in a Muslim context. Pray that the outcome of the consultation will be transformative for all. Please pray that the graduating class finishes strong and as they prepare to go back to their countries to serve God. There can be a lot of uncertainty for some of them, especially the Syrian and Sudanese. Pray for wisdom and discernment as they navigate this next phase of their ministry. Please pray for Sudan and for its churches to remain a guiding light for the communities there.