2017 – The Year of the Volunteer

During 2017, the CBMA and the CBMC received many inquiries regarding volunteer opportunities in both Latin America and the Caribbean.  It has been so encouraging to receive contact from overseas members planning vacations and wanting to visit ecclesias at the same time.  Brothers and sisters of different ages have also expressed interest in supporting the mission effort and a number have travelled to various countries on mission sponsored activities.  Approximately 25 members have assisted in Latin America and about the same in the Caribbean during 2017.  This does not include the regularly scheduled visits by CBMA and CBMC linkmen and other fieldworkers. Read more »

How Did You Come to a Knowledge of the Truth?

At a recent Bible School in El Salvador Bible, brothers and sisters went on camera to tell their stories of how they came to a knowledge of the truth.  We thought you might find their moving stories interesting and uplifting, as well as provide insight into the preaching efforts in South America.

Chile – The Ecclesia of God meets in South America

Christ told a parable about a man starting to build a tower or a king going to war and not “counting the cost”. One lesson in life is that when you suggest an event you need to follow it through to completion. Many months ago we began planning a Bible School to be held in Chile for brethren in South America. The location in the mountains about an hour outside of Santiago is called ‘La Bella Durmiente’ – with cabins and outdoor recreational facilities in a quiet area away from the busy capital of 7,000,000. In the back of our minds we had a figure of about 20 attendees, assuming that many wouldn’t be able to make it due to other commitments or distance. Assumptions! In truth we were blessed with the best problem possible – too many people (40) for the place we had booked – maximum of ~30! We began with an idea of a gathering to support the brethren here in Chile, and ended with a landmark event for many in South America.

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Vacation Bible School in Guyana

In the summer months of July and August this year, ecclesias in Guyana organized a really wonderful activity called “The Vacation Bible School” for Sunday School age students.  The idea of the VBS is that for a week, a day camp is organized at where young people from Kindergarten age to teens within the community and their own Sunday School are invited come and enjoy lessons about the Bible.

Crafts, songs, drama presentations, social events and so much more are organized for the young people. Dozens and dozens of children participate and it involves countless hours of planning and preparation to organize such an incredible activity such as this.  In our most recent trip to Guyana, we were able to bring down two 50lb suitcases full of pre-prepared crafts, stickers, prizes and all sorts of fun things to help out in their work, donated and prepared by willing hands here in Toronto! 

There is no greater responsibility we have in this life than to teach the children God has left in our care about Him and His wonderful ways!  Please keep our Brethren and Sisters in Guyana in your thoughts and prayers as they continue to work with their Sunday School children.

Written by Sis. Liz Carr, one of Link Couples for Guyana

Bible Exhibition in Barbados

For the second year the Bank Hall Ecclesia in Barbados hosted a Bible Exhibition.  We give thanks to our Heavenly Father for this opportunity. Thanks also to the Brooklyn and Atlanta ecclesias in the U.S. and to Bro. David Corbin for making this possible.

The theme this year was “Armageddon”. We printed most of the leaflets and invitation to be used at the event.  A week before the event, homes around of the hall were given invitations to attend.  On the day of the exhibition, several brothers and sisters were on hand to help share leaflets, encourage people passing the hall to come in and also take the 19 visitors around the hall to show and explain the exhibits.  Special thanks go to our Bro. Ashraf, who once again was on hand to help.  His contributions of a miniature temple and copies of the Dead Sea Scrolls were an invaluable addition to the event. He also gave two lectures in support of the exhibition.  We pray God continues to bless him.