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CBM will be welcoming the Board of Directors at our Mississauga office next week for the annual fall meetings. Please pray for those who will be travelling from out of town to attend the sessions, which will take place from October 24-27. This is the first meeting that Heather Rumble-Peterson, the board’s new president, will preside over. She replaces Malcolm Card who has been president for the last three years. Please pray for Heather as she transitions into her new role and seeks to build strong relationships and lead with wisdom. We also pray for Malcolm Card as he transitions out of this role and looks ahead to what God has in store for him next. At this meeting, new board members and invited guests will also be in attendance. Please pray that they would serve with passion and commitment as they take on this new responsibility. May the meetings, discussions and plans that are established be pleasing to God as we endeavour to serve the world’s poor through the ministry of CBM.
CBM Indigenous Relations Specialist Cheryl Bear will be arriving in Ontario next week to speak and perform at conferences and churches. This weekend, Cheryl will be one of the speakers at “Walking the Good Way Together”, an Indigenous conference hosted by the Trent Valley Association of Baptist Churches. The event will include interactive exercises and presentations from Indigenous scholars, leaders and residential school survivors. Please pray that God would strengthen Cheryl as she delivers her message and interacts with church and community leaders. We also pray that the conference would be a time of restoration and renewal for all who are in attendance. Over the next few weeks, please continue to keep Cheryl in your prayers as she works through a very busy schedule, connects with CBM staff and prepares for upcoming initiatives.
CBM Field Staff Emo Yango is based in Canada and supports CBM projects in Southeast Asia. In his role, he provides leadership training, theological education and oversees local Bible translation projects. In a recent update, Emo shared the following prayer requests:
- In preparation for my next training/teaching trip, I will spend the next month or so putting together four courses: Missions and the Kingdom of God; Peace and Justice in the Kingdom of God; Liberation Theology (in the context of the Karen’s fight for independence in Myanmar); and A Theology of Farming (in the context of rural pastors engaged in agricultural business). Please pray for wisdom and guidance.
- I continue to provide weekly oversight and training to a Bible translation project in the Philippines. Part of the training is also introducing the translators to other books of the Bible. We are currently doing an overview of the letters in the New Testament. Please pray that this training goes well.