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
CBM is pleased to announce the appointment of two National Field Staff, effective January 1, 2019.
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
CBM is committed to addressing poverty through projects that help families become confident in their ability to either produce or earn enough money to purchase the amount of food necessary for a healthy and active life, as well as cover family expenses for basic needs like health care, school, housing, etc. In Kenya, a
The opportunity for peer-to-peer learning among CBM staff in different contexts and continents is always an encouraging gift for all involved. National Field Staff in India, C.P. Raju has recently returned from visits to food security projects in both Rwanda and Kenya. Please pray that as he returns to his work