CBM’s Ministry Impact in 2022

Poverty and economic crises, droughts and famines, political and ethnic conflict, and many other humanitarian crises continue to greatly impact the lives of vulnerable populations globally. As we begin a new year, we are renewed in our commitment to share the Word and be co-labourers with Christ to love, serve and bring hope to those in need around the world.  

For a year filled with both ample challenges and successes, we are grateful that we have been able to support 136,018 individuals through our five key causes: poverty, justice, kids at risk, build the church and crisis response.  

In a time when there is so much suffering and need around the world, your faithful support is an ongoing reminder of God’s promise to redeem His creation through the hands and feet of Jesus. Thank you for bringing hope, dignity, and vital care to vulnerable people groups by facilitating poverty relief and community strengthening programs, peacebuilding and social justice initiatives, as well as equipping and empowering local churches for integral ministry. 

We actively encourage sustainable practices that are locally-led and creation-minded among new and ongoing partnerships whenever possible. We recently celebrated the conclusion of a child and youth development partnership with Elim’s Compassion Ministries in Andhra Pradesh, India, after the program became self-sustaining. They will continue to run the program without the need of external financial support – enabling us to allocate funds to more relief and development work in India.  

Our emergency appeal for the crisis in Ukraine raised over $1.2 million to provide aid to refugees and internally displaced persons through our eastern European local church partners. Emergency shelters and refugee homes were constructed, food and personal hygiene supplies were also distributed. God’s people have continually responded in generous and compassionate ways to address the needs of those suffering due to the ongoing conflict. We welcome you to reflect on the many examples of God’s grace and work amid this crisis by visiting our website at cbmin.org/ukraine-crisis.  

CBM also started two exciting new partnerships in 2022.  

In Thailand, we are working with Operation Dawn (a Gospel-based drug rehabilitation ministry) to assist people in overcoming addiction and strengthening their faith through discipleship training. 

In Togo, we are partnering with the Togo Baptist Convention to provide capacity building to staff, directors and missionary pastors through field evangelism and integral mission training. We hope to bring more people to faith and transform local communities through biblical faith in action. 

New and Exciting Initiatives for 2023

Here are just a few examples of what’s in store in 2023 with CBM.    

With approximately 7,000 widows facing discrimination, social stigma and minimal access to income in Mokokchung District of Nagaland, India, we are partnering with the local Baptist community to provide support. Our hope is for these rural widows to experience Christ’s love, find renewed dignity and access income generating resources.  

In Lebanon, we will be working with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) to run a child friendly space by providing a safe place with access to psycho-social support for 700 vulnerable children. By fostering a supportive environment, we hope to reduce the risk of child labour, early marriage, abuse, or exploitation.  

We are also pursuing additional programming and partnerships in 2023 that focus on intentional stewardship of God’s creation to support economic and social development among vulnerable communities. We are excited to see where God will lead us in the pursuit of this important work.  

We know we can only continue our work and bring greater impact through partnerships with faithful churches and individuals, like you. Thank you for trusting us to be your mission partner as we embrace a broken world through word and deed.