DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
CBM has had a very long history in the remote region of northern Congo, in Likati, where health authorities are investigating several suspected cases of Ebola which also includes three deaths. Please pray for those living in this area, as it is an area difficult to access and will require much work to stop the epidemic. Pray that preventative measures will be implemented quickly in order to stop the virus from spreading, and for those impacted already by this deadly outbreak.
This Thursday in Mississauga, Ontario, Lorne Park Baptist Church is hosting a talk around Loving Your Neighbour, where Christians and Muslims will have an open forum to come together and discuss relationship building strategies. Please pray as Dr. Martin Accad from CBM's partner, Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Lebanon, will facilitate this conversation between Christian and Muslim leaders, and pray for fruitful discussion to ensue. May it be a safe space for conversation, and for it to be a positive step towards further conversations and community relationships.
Please include Kathy Yango, CBM Field Staff in the Philippines, in your prayers this week as she will be facilitating a teacher's training workshop for child care/nursery workers at the Bucana Learning Centre. The centre suffered extensive damage due to a community fire a year ago, which CBM then provided the funds to have rebuilt. As the new school year begins the first week of June, please pray for the workers, children, and for the impact of education to continue to make a difference in the lives of people who need it most. Also, pray for generous donors to help rebuild the children's library and for resources for the centre, after all was lost in the fire.