ABC Anniversary

Please join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the partnership between CBM and the Africa Brotherhood Church (ABC). We praise God for the ways that this partnership has flourished over the years, and we pray that our efforts together would continue to make a difference in the lives of those in need. This past weekend, past and current CBM leaders were in Kenya to commemorate the event. CBM Executive Director Terry Smith shares his experience: “We heard of the good work of sustainable community development, theological training, food security with Canadian Foodgrains Bank, HIV/AIDS, youth discipleship, economic development and church-planting – ours has been a shared journey of integral mission. Dozens of Canadian field staff and hundreds of short-term volunteers have seen God at work through the shared experiences with the ABC. The highlight of the festivities for me was to hear the testimony of Mercy, a slightly nervous but passionate woman who told her story. She lost both parents to AIDS as a child. She is HIV-positive. But through the support of CBM and the ABC, she has completed her schooling and wants to work in caring for others. She is just one of the thousands of beneficiaries of our partnership. The Archbishop of the ABC and I express our deepest thanks to all those who have supported this work over the past 40 years.”