News from the
Mission Field

In an effort to keep you up to date on the activities of the mission ecclesias, we continually collect news and reports from the field.

  • October 19, 2012

    The Road to Panama

    By Bro. Doug Hawthorne

    Flying from El Salvador to Panama City, Bro. Don Luff and I were met by Bro. Luis Sobles of the Colón Ecclesia. The weather in tropical Panama was a bit rainy and saturated with high humidity, and quite different from the climate of California.  Yet again the warm greetings of a brother in the one … continue reading

  • October 19, 2012

    The Truth in El Salvador

    By Bro. Doug Hawthorne

    After expressing an interest to participate in a CBMA mission effort to Central America, I was connected with Bro. Don Luff of Brantford, Ontario, and he gently encouraged me in the weeks ahead of the planned visit in late May. I prepared 3 classes using PowerPoint in English, and set about to translate them to … continue reading

  • August 7, 2012

    Guyana – Like a Second Home


    We arrived on the shores of Guyana in time for the annual Bible School hosted this year by Eccles. When the presiding brother for the day acknowledged us, he welcomed us home again.  For us Guyana is like a second home. We grew up there spiritually.  We have watched a generation depart and welcomed a … continue reading

  • June 22, 2012

    The Truth in Barbados

    By Sis. Jan Berneau

    In July 1892, Bro. Blenman was able to report in the Christadelphian Magazine: “I am pleased to announce that an ecclesia has been formed on the Island of Barbados, my native land.” During the previous year, about nine or ten immersions had taken place, mainly through the zealous efforts of Bro. James Hepburn, a Scot … continue reading

  • April 17, 2012

    Fraternal Gathering in Jamaica

    By Bro. Don Luff

    By the invitation of the CBMJ (Christadelphian Bible Mission Jamaica), we were once again pleased to be able to visit some of the ecclesias in Jamaica during February.  Brother Ray Arthurs of the Broughton Ecclesia met my sister/wife Miriam and me, along with Brother Charlie Link of the Moorestown, New Jersey Ecclesia at the Montego … continue reading

  • March 16, 2012

    Baptisms in Lima, Peru

    By Sis. Jan Berneau

    Bro. Jim Hunter (Linkman for Peru) shares that on February 19th, he had the pleasure of baptizing two new sisters in Lima. The satisfaction was compounded by their being not only the first sisters in the meeting but also the wives of Brethren, so that there are now two complete families in the little ecclesia. … continue reading

  • January 26, 2012

    The Red Devils are going away!

    By Gordon Dangerfield

    Change is happening rapidly in Panama!  The buses, affectionately known as “Red Devils”, which have been a means of transport throughout the capital and across the isthmus for over 50 years, are now being replaced by new air conditioned buses with provision for handicapped passengers. Riding in one of these new buses is a far … continue reading

  • October 16, 2011

    New Ecclesial Hall in El Salvador

    By Don Luff

    About two hours from the Capitol City of San Salvador lies Usulutan, El Salvador.  The Brethren in San Salvador have had significant response to their preaching efforts in Usulutan, and have made the drive for many years every Sunday. They’ve had many baptisms over the years, and with five more this Summer, have a large … continue reading

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