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

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

A Busy 2017 So Far

January was a very busy month for Laura Lee as she and Jan Mills hosted 3 STMs (Short Term Mission teams) in a single moth. They each were quite different from one another. One STM was a group of farmers and journalists connected with the Food Security projects that they support through

An Exit Interview for Caleb

As Caleb prepares to graduate from high school and move back to Canada, we thought it might be interesting to chat with him to gain some insights on what it has been like for him to be a Third Culture Kid (TCK) for the last 15 years of his life. Here is the interview!

Our First Home Assignment

We arrived in Ontario on March 25th to begin our first three-month Home Assignment.  After meetings at CBM and speaking in Kanata Baptist Church, we began our trek west on April 3rd. We have seen spring arrive and the landscape change.  We have enjoyed spending time with family, visiting churches, resuming conversations with friends and

Merry Christmas From Our Home to Yours

We want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a joyful and peace-filled New Year.  Thank you for your prayers, your encouragement and for participating with us in God’s mission in Rwanda. Looking forward to 2017 . . . To a new project year We both enjoy