Please pray for widows in India who face marginalization and stigma within their communities. As a result, they often lack the resources and support they need to earn a living. Through CBM’s work with local partners, widows are able to access training to start a small business. This alternative source of income helps to alleviate their poverty and
CBM recently appointed two new National Field Staff: Joe Bridi for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and Pradeep Babu Gara for India. Based in Lebanon, Joe will work with CBM’s local partners throughout the MENA region to develop strategies for ministry and provide support to graduates of Arab Baptist Theological Seminary. Pradeep will serve alongside our church
Please join us in praying for Suraj Komaravalli, who serves as Team Leader for CBM’s ministries in India. He manages our field staff and church partnerships, engaging in a variety of ministries – including leadership training, community development and evangelism. He also works to develop integral mission strategies throughout our network of
Please join us in praying for CBM Field Staff CP Raju, who serves alongside our partners in India. He works to ensure our projects and programs are reflecting the heart of Integral Mission – sharing the love of God in word and deed. He also serves in the areas of project management
Devastating floods in India’s southern state of Kerala have claimed the lives of nearly 400 people – the worst to hit the area in a century. Dozens of people are missing and news agencies report that 1.2 million are sheltering in camps. Although CBM does not have projects in the area, we stand in prayer with our church partners in
CBM’s Empowerment of Soura Widows project equips widows in rural India to earn an income. Through microenterprise, savings support and training, nearly 80 widows are finding ways to break the cycle of poverty and better care for their children. Since the early 1900s, Canadian Baptists have been working among the Soura,
At least two-thirds of uneducated children in the world today are girls. Without access to educational opportunities, girls are at a higher risk to become marginalized and exploited. She is more likely to marry early, to contract HIV and AIDS, and has a higher chance of dying during childhood than her educated female peers.
Deforestation rates in Africa are twice the average for the rest of the world. Kenya and Zambia only have about 1-5% of their primary forests remaining, threatening the very environment that people rely on. In the Northeastern region of Kenya, there are additional challenges, with conflict, historical grievances based on land ownership, tribal and