Serving in the Philippines
Duane and Carin have been working with CBM since 2008 in the area of Sustainable Community Development. Starting out in Bolivia, Duane and Carin were catalysts for the establishment of a ministry movement to the marketplace, involving business and church leaders throughout the country. A growing and vibrant movement, marketplace ministry seeks to reach out to those who work throughout the world’s economies, global and local, in order to develop Kingdom impact, through integral mission, in the area most of us spend most of our time, at work.
Through a series of events, Duane and Carin, in consultation with CBM leadership, began to explore the global movement of marketplace ministry and began to receive requests to work in S.E. Asia. After a season of discernment it was decided that a transition was needed and in July 2015 the Guthries transitioned to Manila, Philippines to be closer to the partners and staff in the region.
Deeply committed to the poor, their work includes discipleship and mentoring of entrepreneurs, business leaders, and church leaders in order to teach principles of integral mission, connecting congregations and individuals to a biblical understanding of work, peace, justice, and reconciliation, through holistic approaches to Christ-like ministry conducted to, in, and through the marketplace.
The Guthries spent 15 years in the business world before feeling that God was calling them to new ministry. After a short-term mission trip to Kenya with CBM in 2007, they were convinced that God was leading them to global service and they joined CBM shortly thereafter. They have two children, twins Caleb and Paige.
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It is hard to believe that a decade has passed. We joined CBM young and inexperienced, our first foray into global ministry. Over the past 10 years God has faithfully formed us into seasoned Global Field Staff, deeply committed to the mission of God’s people. It has become our greatest desire to see the Gospel take root, to witness transformed lives and communities, something we now know as Integral Mission. This commitment birthed a passion within us for Marketplace Ministry, a desire to help people envision new ways to live out their faith beyond the borders of church. It
Below we are including stories from the past few months that we hope will not only bring you up to date on our work, but also serve to inspire and encourage you in your own ministries, be they in a church, your family, community, or workplaces. It is an honour to serve on your behalf, thank you for sharing your recourses with us so we can share them with others. Stingless bees, a sweet project in Bicol Throughout 2017 we have been travelling to Bicol, a peninsula on the southern tip of Luzon Island, in
It is with great sadness that we must begin this update with the notice of an incalculable loss. Pastor Gilene Franco, the teacher at the Aglongon Child Care Center, and her husband Pastor Nestor Franco, leader of the Aglongon Baptist Church, both lost their lives on Sunday July 16. Attempting to cross over a bridge during a storm, Gilene and Nestor were swept away during a flash flood trying to reach family who were in need of making it to the hospital. It is a tragic loss to their family and the community. Many from Canada will
At the Libas Child Care Center it has also been a difficult start to the school year. There has been some difficulty in finding a new teacher to serve this community and we are pleased to introduce Celeste Martinez, a student at Filamer University, who chose to take on this project early July. Celeste is an answer to prayer and a blessing to this community and to KPM. Our concern was that there were 20 children connected to the center who were being left behind by the lack of a teacher. With Celeste joining the team, we
In a recent article I discovered the Roman system for the patronage of art and science. Successful business people, politicians, or wealthy families would subsidize artists, thinkers, and writers to produce works of art, or to perform tasks, in exchange for protection, food, and gifts. One of these tasks was the role of the anteambulo, literally "one who clears the path." The anteambulo would proceed in front of his patron as they traveled through Rome, making way and communicating messages. When our family arrived to Manila, almost two years ago, we did so without a Canadian team