Our love for God and his mission is rooted in the fact that He first loved us and rescued us in our brokenness. As a sign of our gratitude to Him, we willingly and enthusiastically accept His invitation to join Him in His mission to build shalom – peace with justice.
Reweaving shalom means to sacrificially thread, lace, and press your time, goods, power, and resources into the lives and needs of others. This quote from Timothy Keller reminds me how Canadian Baptists have been weaving these threads together for over 150 years to help those suffering due to poverty. Recently a friend of
A 7.5-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami has devastated Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. The disaster has claimed more than 1,300 lives and has left over 61,000 people displaced and injured. They are in desperate need of food, water and shelter. Homes and buildings have been destroyed, and many survivors are still missing loved ones. CBM
In response to the recent arrest of Baptist leader Gregory José Pérez, the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) is mobilizing efforts to connect with government authorities to encourage his release as well as providing financial resources to local ministries that are responding to needs of Venezuelans, both within the country and displaced refugees in neighboring nations.
This week, please be in prayer for CBM's newest staff member, Rev. Louise Knowles, who will be stepping into the newly created position of Coordinator, Youth Engagement & SENT Programs beginning in March.