Church Closures in Rwanda

National Field Staff André Sibomana reports that the government of Rwanda has been cracking down on churches in an effort to curb fraud and corruption. Unfortunately, these efforts have also mistakenly included legitimate churches, including some from our partner, the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda (AEBR). Some AEBR congregations are now entering Holy

Ready To Go…Again

We are back in Rwanda and ready to jump into the ministry here once more. The journey back began with an overnight in Toronto. This allowed us the opportunity to see some former colleagues. First we had supper with Johnny & Paige Byrne-Mamahit, with whom we worked for several years in Indonesia. Then we

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

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!