A Time to Mourn

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

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

Food For Life Cooperative

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

110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc.

I (Michael) recently had the privilege of traveling to a small rural community in Capiz province known as Bag-ong Barrio, Tapaz. The purpose of my visit was to attend the 110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc, which is a gathering of pastors, church leaders and delegates from 52 churches in

The Anteambulos of Manila

In a recent article I discovered the Roman system for the patronage of art and science. Successful business people, politicians, or wealthy families would subsidize artists, thinkers, and writers to produce works of art, or to perform tasks, in exchange for protection, food, and gifts. One of these tasks was the role of the

Missional Business

In partnership with The Missional Business Center (MBC)  CBM has begun the process of developing new training staff and launching new training events in Payatas (poor section of Quezon City, Metro Manila).  In it's entirety, this training will involve over 90 people who will receive business training, which includes help with developing their business plan.

Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries (KPM), Roxas & Libas

This past month we had the privilege of hosting Sharlene & Brian Craig for a week.  Sharlene is the Director of Member Care/HR with CBM and her husband Brian, serves as the Director of Leadership Development with the CBOQ.  During their visit we travelled to Roxas, Capiz Province to visit with one of CBM's longstanding partners

Inter-Faith Youth Leadership Gathering

Although there is a peace agreement between the Government of the Philippines and its Muslim peoples, the animosity of centuries of conflict continues to negatively impact daily relationships between Christians and Muslims. Negative stereotyping and discrimination are pervasive wherever their lives intersect, even among followers of Jesus in both camps. We’re very