This past month we had the privilege of hosting Sharlene & Brian Craig for a week. Sharlene is the Director of Member Care/HR with CBM and her husband Brian, serves as the Director of Leadership Development with the CBOQ. During their visit we travelled to Roxas, Capiz Province to visit with one of CBM’s longstanding partners in the Philippines, Kabuganaan Philippines Ministries (KPM). One of the places we visited while in Roxas was the Libas Child Care Center (as seen above in the pictures) which was built with the help and support of CBM. This child care centre has helped to transform this little fishing community and today there are over 40 children receiving a primary education thanks to the ministry of KPM.
We have been enjoying our visits to Roxas to meet with Job & Phoebe Santiago (KPM Director’s – pictured below) and members of their team. We are looking forward to how God will continue to use the rich relationship between KPM and CBM to serve the people in this part of the Philippines. Duane and Michael will be travelling to Roxas again in early January to continue working with KPM and their ‘Food For Life’ group as they explore new ways to address some of the complex issues of rural rice farming . Stay tuned for more information in the coming months.
About Michael & Melanie Waddell
Michael and Melanie were appointed by Canadian Baptist Ministries to serve as Global Field Staff in August 2015. They departed for the field in July 2016 and are based in Manila, Philippines.