Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Urban Gardening

Iftin student, Ikran, very proud of her sack garden
in the Iftin Unity Garden at the
Eastleigh Community Centre

It has been so encouraging to see how well the Iftin ladies are doing in their gardening project both at the community centre and throughout the city. We now have students starting gardens of their own in three communities outside of Eastleigh. We pray for their success, as they seek to help their families improve their diet and income.

Sack Gardens are doing well in Eastleigh

The Unity Garden is now supporting families with sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, spinach and kales. "What is next?" we asked some of the girls today.

"Fruit trees!" one of the students answered. And no doubt, it won't be long before this will be a reality.
Nasra finds a little space in her apartment
building to grow a sack garden

Erica and Laura helping the Noor Self Help Group
prepare for an upcoming Christmas Sale

Thank you for upholding these ladies in your prayers.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

World AIDS Day -- December 1, 2011

Kampundu and her family faced the darkness of fear

with the diagnosis that both she and her husband are

HIV-positive. Life as she knew it was over. Yet within the

grip of rejection and despair, the compassionate love of

God changes all things. Through the touch, comfort and

acceptance of her church family, she found forgiveness,

healing and strength.

As we listen to Kampundu’s story, what is most

encouraging to us is how God’s healing within her life

has overflowed into love and compassion for AIDS

orphans within her small community. Kampundu and her

husband became Guardians of Hope.

We invite you and your faith community to stand in solidarity

with Kampundu and thousands of other Guardians of Hope

this World AIDS Day!

To learn more please visit the CBM Website at


Friday, November 11, 2011

Spirit Week!

Emma all set for "Wacky Tacky" Day

Tristan certainly has the
"wacky" part down

This has been Rosslyn Academy's annual "School Spirit Week", along with all the fun the kids have been dressing up each day for different themes, including: "Blast from the Past", "Ethnic Costume Day", "Clone Day", "School Colours" and today "Wacky Tacky". As you can see, they are having a great time!

The Fall is moving along quickly, as they prepare for Christmas productions and choir concerts. The December school break will be a welcomed change of pace.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Integral Mission in Rwanda

Bruno & Kathleen Soucy with the Development Team in Rwanda
(Lawrence, Esperance, Sam, Andre, Gato, Isaie)

One of our joys in being a part of Canadian Baptist Ministries, is the great family of coworkers with whom we have the pleasure of serving with. I just returned from a week in Kigali, Rwanda, where we are helping with the Children of Hope and Guardians of Hope projects with the Rwandan Baptist Association.

It is exciting to see the holistic impact the church is having upon communities throughout Rwanda. Please uphold the Rwandan team in prayer as they prepare for 2012 ministries and anticipate the arrival of the Bustin family who are being redeployed by CBM to Rwanda where they will be involved in rural pastor training and Integral Mission projects.

In Prayer:
* Pray for the work of the Guardians of Hope as it seeks to strengthen home based care for people living with HIV and AIDS. This is an important component in each of the 29 GOH groups in Rwanda.

* Also in prayer this week, please remember the Christian churches in Garissa still reeling from the grenade attack on a Pentecostal Church this past Sunday that killed two people and injured three others. Insecurity in Northeastern Kenya has escalated over the past few weeks and has resulted in the withdraw of several international and national organizations. CBM will not have personnel in NEP until the situation improves.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Urban Gardening Video

The Fall 2011 Issue of Mosaic features an article on the
Iftin Urban Gardening Project in Eastleigh

Along with the article, Canadian Baptist Ministries created this short video. We want to thank all of the Iftin ladies who contributed to the video and for everyone who has been a part of the Unity Garden!

You can find the lastest issue of mosaic here:http://www.cbmin.org/cbm/mosaic