CBM is blessed to be able to help people in times of crisis through emergency relief. Pray for former CBM Director-at-Large Blair Clark as he visits the Philippines this week to follow-up with the people and places Canadian Baptists assisted after Typhoon Haiyan devastated the country in 2013. Pray that he would have safe travels and a chance to reconnect with the people who were impacted by the crisis. Pray also for the churches that played such an important role in the rebuilding of communities and continue to be salt and light in those places.
Pray for the courageous men and women who share their faith in places where they are subject to severe restrictions and possible personal danger. Continue to uphold them in prayer every day, that God would provide them with protection, both physically and spiritually, as they live out their Christian witness despite the risks. Give thanks to God for the people who minister and serve in restricted places as they share the gospel.
2018 marks the 40th anniversary of CBM’s outreach in Garissa and the former North Eastern Province of Kenya. We praise to God for the relationships he has enabled Canadian Baptists to build with local Muslim and Christian communities in the area. Ask for continued strength and safety for local church pastors and leaders who minister in difficult circumstances, as well as for CBM staff who walk alongside them.