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SENT Trip to Kenya
A team of eight youth will be leaving for a trip to Kenya through CBM’s SENT program on August 15, returning on August 29. The youth participated in this year’s SERVE event – a week-long opportunity to serve their community, make new friendships and deepen their walk with God – which was hosted by Canadian Baptists of Western Canada. As they travel to Kenya this week, please pray for the health and safety of each team member. They will be supporting CBM’s Kamp Tumaini, which offers a summer camp experience to children impacted by HIV and AIDS. Please pray that the children attending the camp would sense the love of God as they participate in the various activities. May this trip be an enriching experience for the Canadian youth as well, strengthening their walk with God and their commitment to mission.
The annual Oasis event hosted by the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC) will take place from August 23-25. Please join us in praying for this event, which will be held at Acadia University in Wolfville, N.S. “We are at a Turning Point,” says information from CBAC. “This is a defining moment in our history as a family of churches. The choices we make now will have ripple effects for generations to come.” Please pray for unity, direction and wisdom for church leaders attending this event as they make plans for the future. Also, please pray for our CBM staff attending this event. They will be making presentations, sharing information about our projects around the world, and connecting with church members and leaders. We pray that attendees will be encouraged and refreshed by the various seminars, meetings and worship sessions that will take place at Oasis this year.
Field Staff in Bolivia
Please join us in praying for CBM Field Staff Bill and Janice Dyck who are based in Bolivia. The Dycks serve alongside our church partner, the Bolivian Baptist Union (UBB), to equip and mentor leaders, especially in their understanding and practice of integral mission – sharing God’s love through word and deed. From August 25-27, Bill will be serving in a high-altitude area. Please pray for his health and strength during this time, as he experienced some challenges in a similar region last week. Continue to pray for the training sessions that are being held for local pastors, who will then go on to start their own groups. We praise God that there has been a good start to this in Cochabamba. Please pray for Janice’s music ministry with local children as well. Since she is teaching the children in groups of three or four, it can be challenging at times. Also, please pray that the Dycks would continue to progress in their knowledge and understanding of the Spanish language, so they can effectively communicate God’s love to those they seek to serve.