Philippines

Emo Yango

2018-07-31T16:34:35-04:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

Please pray for CBM Field Staff Emo Yango who is based in Canada. Emo helps provide spiritual formation training to both men and women via leadership training, theological education and translation of key biblical texts into local languages in Southeast Asia. Emo is currently on a three-week trip to the Philippines and Thailand. Please pray for his health and safety, and that he would

Philippines

2018-04-25T16:39:22-04:00Tags: , , , , , |

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

A Time to Mourn

2017-08-25T18:52:08-04:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is with great sadness that we must begin this update with the notice of an incalculable loss. Pastor Gilene Franco, the teacher at the Aglongon Child Care Center, and her husband Pastor Nestor Franco, leader of the Aglongon Baptist Church, both lost their lives on Sunday July 16. Attempting to cross over a

A Time to Dance

2017-08-25T18:59:58-04:00Tags: , , , , , , , |

At the Libas Child Care Center it has also been a difficult start to the school year. There has been some difficulty in finding a new teacher to serve this community and we are pleased to introduce Celeste Martinez, a student at Filamer University, who chose to take on this project early July. Celeste

Food For Life Cooperative

2017-08-28T20:21:07-04:00Tags: , , , , , |

Food for Life Cooperative is an initiative being undertaken in partnership with KPM, the Capiznon Baptist Churches Inc. and CBM. The cooperative will involve over 30 small plot rural rice farmers in Capiz province.  The goal of the cooperative is to increase the viability and sustainability of the individual farmers, provide good

110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc.

2017-08-28T20:05:23-04:00Tags: , , , , , |

I (Michael) recently had the privilege of traveling to a small rural community in Capiz province known as Bag-ong Barrio, Tapaz. The purpose of my visit was to attend the 110th Annual Assembly of the Capiznon (Kasapulanan) Baptist Churches Inc, which is a gathering of pastors, church leaders and delegates from 52 churches in

The Anteambulos of Manila

2017-08-25T18:42:47-04:00Tags: , , , , , , |

In a recent article I discovered the Roman system for the patronage of art and science. Successful business people, politicians, or wealthy families would subsidize artists, thinkers, and writers to produce works of art, or to perform tasks, in exchange for protection, food, and gifts. One of these tasks was the role of the