United Nations International Day of Education

2019-01-23T11:07:48+00:00Tags: , , , , |

January 24, 2019 marks the first United Nations International Day of Education. The day was created to highlight the integral role education plays in peace and development. Without inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of

CBM Welcomes Carla Nelson

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Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Carla Nelson, PhD, to the newly created position of Senior Associate – Africa Liaison & Educational Specialist, effective January 1, 2019. Carla will be based in Canada working with CBM’s International Partnerships team and with Field Staff serving in Africa.

Working in Lebanon

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Please pray for our field staff in Lebanon, Emad and Almess Botro and their two boys Timothy and Nathaniel. Pray for Emad as he continues to work on his PhD dissertation. His next chapter is due by the end of January 2019. Emad and Almess were appointed by CBM in January 2015

Surviving in South Sudan

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Pray for South Sudan as the uprising continues. The country continues to struggle economically and politically. Civil war and famine have ravaged South Sudan for five years now, killing almost 400,000 people and forcing more than 2.4 million to flee to neighbouring countries. Please pray for peace and rest during this

Snow and Syrian Refugees

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Please continue to pray for Syrian refugees struggling to survive Lebanon’s harsh winter while living in refugee camps. Last week, a huge snow storm buried Lebanon in snow and closed schools and businesses for two days. The storm caused refugee tents to flood and freeze. The refugees have nowhere else to

Ebola Crisis

2019-01-08T15:54:05+00:00Tags: , , , |

Please pray for the victims of the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Since the outbreak in DRC began in August 2018, there have been 608 cases and 368 deaths in North Kivu and Ituri provinces. CBM has ongoing projects in this region, through our church partner, the

Winter in Lebanon

2019-01-08T15:54:27+00:00Tags: , , , |

CBM partner, Lebanese Society for Educational & Social Development (LSESD), is requesting prayer for the long, harsh winter ahead. Winters are hard in the Middle East, especially for refugee families living in tents or very precarious accommodation. They are constantly exposed to the elements and are susceptible to illness. With little

The Foodgrains Bank

2019-01-08T16:01:19+00:00Tags: , , , |

Please pray for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank as they provide leadership and participate in next month’s International Development Week (February 3-9) in Ottawa. As CBM is a member of the Foodgrains Bank, we will also be an active participant at the event. The Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 churches and church agencies working together to end global hunger. Last year, they provided $37 million of

Drawing to a Close

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Please continue to pray for the many local churches we nurture around the world. The local church is the engine of mission according to His power that is at work within us – missional communities of “sent ones”. From Latin America to India and from Asia to Africa CBM is building the

Widows in India

2018-12-17T16:30:47+00:00Tags: , , , , , , |

Please pray for widows in India who face marginalization and stigma within their communities. As a result, they often lack the resources and support they need to earn a living. Through CBM’s work with local partners, widows are able to access training to start a small business. This alternative source of income helps to alleviate their poverty and