A Time to Dance

At the Libas Child Care Center it has also been a difficult start to the school year. There has been some difficulty in finding a new teacher to serve this community and we are pleased to introduce Celeste Martinez, a student at Filamer University, who chose to take on this project early July. Celeste

Stronger Together

As the sun rose over the Indian Ocean, the members of the Springforth youth team from Atlantic Canada gathered together for a communion service on the white shores of Ukunda, Kenya. The service ended with as the youth sang Rend Collective’s “My Lighthouse”, a chorus that over the past two weeks had become Kamp

She Matters Retreat

In January 2017 a team of women visited Rwanda as part of the She Matters advocacy campaign. Here they witnessed firsthand CBM’s literacy programs and women’s empowermen, but above all else spent time building relationships with African Women.  Two thirds of uneducated children are girls. She Matters supports CBM programs which seek

Introducing Union de Jóvenes Bautistas de Bolivia (UJBB)

The UJBB (Union de Jóvenes Bautistas de Bolivia) is the National Youth Union of Bolivian Baptists. This institution focuses on supporting the needs of youth throughout the country, provides training, and works to promote mobilization. The term “youth” in Bolivia is a bit broader as it roughly includes people ages 13 to

Happy Anniversary

May 2017 marks fifteen years since we began working for Canadian Baptist Ministries. It was “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” – May 2002 in Mississauga, ON – that the Board of CBM appointed us as a young family to head to Indonesia. Together with Jeff and Deann Carter in

There IS a Doctor in the House!

Breaking news: On May 13th, I finally became Dr.Darell Bustin! It has been a 7-year journey that spanned 3 continents. It started in Asia in 2010, continued in North America and finally finished in Africa. Trying to get the thesis written has not been easy. At the same exact time when I

New Director of Casa & Jireh

In January we said goodbye to the Director of the Casa de La Amistad & Jireh, Julio Caesar Chacon. Julio had been working in this position for several years and felt his family was ready for a change. They are currently exploring the possibly of living internationally. We are however, excited to announce

HORIZONS: Leaders Spotlight Dragos (Andrei) Hogas

Over a year ago I had the privilege of teaching a young man in my pastoral training course at the University of Bucharest in Romania. Dragos (Andrei) Hogas (pictured left) is the youth pastor at the Filadelfia Baptist Church. He shared with me the challenges of his youth work, and we spent long

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

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