She Matters2017-08-23T18:51:24-04:00

She Matters

She Matters is a multi-year campaign for gender equity – to educate, equip and empower girls and women who have the potential to be the greatest influencers for change in their families and communities, through raising funds and awareness. By addressing social injustices like gender bias in education, equal opportunity for skills and job training, as well as enhanced learning and leadership opportunities to empower women leaders, we are helping transform her life and her family’s future through She Matters.

We are pleased to report that over $329,000 has been raised by you and the nearly 300 church champions of She Matters across Canada! Here are just a few highlights in this global campaign. (do we want a map to mark countries where projects supported? Or a list of projects and countries supported?)

Suraj Komaravalli

Suraj serves as Team Leader for CBM’s ministries in India, helping to develop integral mission strategies in CBM’s priority areas of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa. He manages CBM’s field staff and church partnerships, and is engaged in a variety of ministries including children and youth at risk, food security and community development, leadership training, evangelism and church planting, as well as AIDS and health care initiatives. Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as he and partners in India strive to achieve partner sustainability.  Please continue to pray for Suraj as he serves in ministry and endeavors to strengthen and grow the work in India.

World Day Against Child Labour

Every year on June 12, governments, employers, workers organizations, individuals and civil society come together to bring awareness on child labour and how the global community can help protect against all its forms. Today, approximately 152 million children are still subjected to child labour. Pray that this will cease and for every child to enjoy each one of his/her rights. Pray for CBM’s programs in the Dominican Republic, Lebanon, the Philippines and Bolivia that help protect kids from child labour and allow them to gain access to better opportunities.

Tim and Kallie Hutton

Tim and Kallie are CBM Global Field Staff and work with partners Bolivian Baptist Union (UBB) and its development arm, OBADES, to build and support effective programs and ministries. They are working to get churches involved with strategic community development projects as well as expanding the capacity of the seminary to train effective leaders. Another important focus is improving accessibility to theological resources and other vital information that can be challenging for Bolivians to access. Pray for the seminary as it explores new ways to provide theological education throughout Bolivia. Pray for the main campus and its three satellite extensions that are working to collaborate more through online resources. Please pray for our Latin American team’s retreat, which is taking place this following week. Pray that it would be a time of unity, inspiration, and vision casting.

Become a Virtual Farmer

BECOME A VIRTUAL FARMER For more than 30 years, Canadian farmers have been working to end global hunger through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Now, you can become a “farmer”, too! Help grow a crop by sponsoring an acre of land through the Grow Hope project.

Joe Bridi

Joe is CBM’s National Field Staff in Beirut, Lebanon, working with local partners to develop strategies for ministry and provide support to graduates of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) as they build ministries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Pray for Joe as he builds connections with the church in Sudan. Please give thanks for the new families from a Muslim background that have joined regular meetings supporting Syrian refugees. Pray for courage and boldness as he shares the Gospel with them and that God would raise up people from the group to be trained in home groups leadership.  

Patty Nacho

Patty is the CBM Global Discipleship Coordinator and National Field Staff for Bolivia. She works alongside Bolivian partners and churches, coordinates SENT teams and facilitates global discipleship experiences for Canadian churches. Pray for excellent health in the midst of a busy season and for spiritual wisdom and emotional strength as she attends to SENT team members. Pray for protection and guidance for her family in La Paz.  

Cheryl Bear

Dr. Cheryl Bear of the Nadleh Whut’en First Nation is a CBM Strategic Associate and serves as the Indigenous Relations Specialist. She provides leadership and education to Canadian Baptist churches seeking to be more engaged with First Nations communities. Please pray that Indigenous people on this land would stop being viewed through the lens of dangerous and demeaning stereotype; that there would be fairness in every story, with an opportunity for the Indigenous voice to be heard. 

CP Raju

CP is the Senior Program Coordinator and National Staff in India, helping the community development team work towards integral mission. Pray for the spiritual growth of partner churches in India and that they continue steadfastly on the mission to share the gospel even to the most remote villages. Pray that they step out in faith and out of their comfort zone and for protection and courage against persecution. Pray for prevailing peace for India and that citizens select good leaders as the general elections are taking place in different states. Pray for CP and his family, as his son searches for a job and for his daughter’s studies in Dental Hygiene. Pray that she is able to pass the dentist eligibility course in Canada.