Michael and Melanie Waddell are CBM Global Field Staff in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines. They serve to form Christian discipleship movements in the context of the marketplace. They also work with local partners in capacity building to alleviate poverty and provide assistance to the marginalized through integral mission.  

Please pray for the Philippines, especially for those who have been affected by a series of natural calamities recently one of which is Typhoon Phanfone (local name Ursula), which caused extensive damage throughout the Visayas region, where the Waddells are based. Pray for CBM’s local partner, Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries (KPM) as they respond to the needs of families connected to their ministries.  Homes have been damaged in the community where CBM-supported childcare centres operate and approximately 50 families lost all or part of their livelihood. 

Please pray for BUGANA Livelihood Center, a new Marketplace Ministry initiative in Roxas City that provides livelihood opportunities for women and out-of-school youth by offering various trainings and workshop space. BUGANA is preparing for the launch of their retail store in March 2020.