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FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS,

your gift is our shared legacy

in times of crisis.

I have been incredibly blessed to have visited every country where CBM has worked in the past 20 years, meeting with church leaders, theological educators, partners and beneficiaries of our programs. However, in that time I have also witnessed firsthand the devastation of war and famine, diseases, terrorism, economic collapse and disasters. 

Despite all this, I have had the chance to see God at work through the faithful witness of local churches around the world.

From our earliest days of ministry in India (1874) until now, Canadian Baptists have helped meet the spiritual, social and physical needs of millions of men and women around the globe – nearly 100 countries. At each juncture, God has placed the right people to help bring healing in a broken world. It has always been ‘for such a time as this’.

Friends, we need your assistance to act in such a time as this.

In this moment of history, the world has been rocked by the devastation of COV ID -19, as well as other disasters such as locust attacks in South Sudan and the tragic blast in Lebanon. In many places of the world, democracy and freedoms are under attack. Hunger and food insecurity threaten more people today than fi ve years ago.

In this moment of history, the world has been rocked by the devastation of COV ID -19, as well as other disasters such as locust attacks in South Sudan and the tragic blast in Lebanon. In many places of the world, democracy and freedoms are under attack. Hunger and food insecurity threaten more people today than fi ve years ago.

Now, more than ever, we need your partnership. It is my firm belief that God has raised us all up – you and me – for such a time as this. Can we count on you?

There is a reserve fund at CBM for Emergency Relief. Over the years it has helped us to save and rebuild lives during times of crisis. It has provided food, water and supplies to the hungry during famines or other disasters. It has helped provide medical assistance to the wounded, rebuilt homes, schools and churches.

This account is what enables us to take practical action immediately in times when compassion and solidarity are needed.

But these funds have been drastically depleted. Your help is required now!

Since the beginning of this year, we have been busy responding to crises alongside our global partners. In February, we provided food packages for needy families in China after the first lockdowns prevented people from working.

Over these past few months, we have cared for the hungry with food assistance to families impacted by COVIDin countries such as Cuba, Bolivia, DR Congo, Dominican Republic, India, Philippines, Guatemala,Rwanda and Lebanon.

Let me share one example. In Bolivia, our partners have mobilized their network of churches to respond to the dire needs of the vulnerable in Cochabamba city. Equipped with PPE, church volunteers prepared and delivered food bags. They prioritized the needs of the elderly without families, the disabled, seriously ill, pregnant women, single mothers and families who had no income in the last three weeks. After a successful first phase, the relief was increased to regional associations of churches across Bolivia so they could distribute food to those falling through the cracks. As I write this we have been able to assist almost 1,000 families in need through 77 local churches. It is a testimony to God’s love as expressed though his people to those in need.

Please give generously to help us be able to respond on your behalf during times of crisis.

We have a long history of being present all over the world during times when our help was needed most. Please help carry on this legacy of compassion. At this crucial moment in history let it be said that Canadian Baptists were present and did their utmost to ease the suffering of others in our world, as God commands us to do.

In the midst of my travels, seeing firsthand the suffering of people in crisis, it is the words of Paul to the Roman Church that so often comes to my mind. Here he is encouraging them to assist their brothers and sisters suffering under undue hardships.

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affl iction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” — Romans 12:11-13