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SENT Trip to Germany
A team from Markham Chinese Baptist Church in Ontario will be departing for a trip to Germany on October 24, returning November 5. The seven-member team is participating in CBM’s SENT program, which provides Canadians with hands-on global discipleship experiences. Working with CBM Field Staff Lewis and Felain Lam, the team will be reaching out to the large number of Chinese students studying in German universities. Pray for strength, wisdom and God’s leading as each member seeks to serve the needs of these students. Also, please pray that this experience would be enriching for each of the participants and would ignite a passion in their hearts for mission.
CBM Field Staff Conrad and Fiona Kwok will be introducing Pastor Duodu – a Myanmese pastor with a heart for the Lahu tribe – to Canadian Baptist churches from October 18-31. Pastor Duodu has a vision to bring the gospel to 100 remote Lahu villages in the next 10 years. The Lahu people are an ethnic minority group that maintains a traditional farming lifestyle in the mountainous regions of Myanmar’s Shan State. Pastor Duodu began partnering with CBM last year to better support community development in the area. Please pray for his upcoming visit, as he will be sharing updates about CBM’s Lahu project as well as future plans. Pray that churches would be inspired to continue their support as he speaks about what God has been doing among the Lahu tribe. May Pastor Duodu be refreshed, encouraged and strengthened to continue serving in Myanmar.
World Food Day
October 16 is World Food Day, which promotes awareness about the need for food security around the world. According to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), more than 820 million people are suffering from chronic undernourishment. This year’s theme is “Our Actions are our Future”, which challenges us to fight against hunger and malnutrition. “Zero hunger means working together to ensure everyone, everywhere, has access to the safe, healthy and nutritious food they need. To achieve it, we must adopt a more sustainable lifestyle, work with others, share our knowledge and be willing to help change the world – for the better,” says the FAO. Please pray for the well-being of rural farmers who face uncertain times due to drought and climate change. As CBM continues to partner with local churches around the world to introduce sustainable agricultural methods and alternative income-generating activities, pray that farmers and their communities would begin to rise above the cycle of poverty. May we strengthen our commitment as a global community to support those who need it most.