In the past, CBM was doing children’s ministry in Georgia, but the Lord called the missionary home who oversaw that work, and it has been put on hold for several years.
However, in early 2019, the Lord began working in the heart of a previous CBM missionary, Naomi Milam, to reestablish CBM ministry in Georgia.
Project Georgia was started to reach children in the Haralson County area of West Georgia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, through CBM’s ministry of the Cs:
Classes – Children meet for weeknight Bible Clubs in partnership with a local soup kitchen where families come for meals.
Correspondence – Children will participate in CBM’s mailbox correspondence lessons, an ongoing discipleship tool
Camp – It is our prayer that CBM will be able to hold a week of summer camp in 2020 for the children reached through this new work, as well as foster children from Haralson and Polk Counties.
CBM of Georgia Mission Statement:
To reach the children of West Georgia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and to help them grow and develop into mature believers who, in turn, share the same news with others, including their families.
Please pray with us, and we invite you to join in to be a part of what God is doing in central GA!
Project Philippines – The Shepherd’s Place
CBM is excited to be sending missionaries to the Philippines to start a new CBM work, in partnership with another mission agency and its existing missionary there. Kevin and Christine Bryant are in the process of raising support to become these sent missionaries.
Currently, the existing missionary is doing Pastor Training at a Pastor’s Retreat called Doane Rest, in Baguio. At this location, the Bryants will be starting a CBM ministry called The Shepherd’s Place.
CBM’s vision for ministry in this area, called Project Philippines, is consist with its vision for ministry since its founding in 1935: reaching children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the 3 Cs:
In the Philippines, Bible instruction is allowed in the public schools as part of their education. Their program is much like CBM’s Released Time classes. There is an excellent opportunity to provide training and curriculum to these Bible teachers so that they can more effectively teach biblical truth.
In the Philippines, a majority of the pastors do not have the opportunity to receive formal Bible training. Some pastors even lack the Bibles and curriculum that they need. This makes it very difficult for a pastor to lead and train the people in his church. God has provided us the opportunity to use the contents and location of a pastor’s library begun by another mission that cannot complete it. The plan is to use that location as well as additional resources and curriculum to provide quality low cost training for pastors and teachers.
There is also the opportunity to come alongside the pastors and teachers to provide Mailbox Club Bible lessons for more discipleship and training. This would be of greater benefit to those in the more remote villages. There are many opportunities for Mailbox Club lessons to be used through the schools and churches … and even though the Mailbox Club lessons are available in Tagalog, the Filipino people seek out any opportunity to practice reading and speaking the English language. Better training and resources will lead to better reaching and discipling of the people in their communities.
God has already provided two possible locations for a camping ministry as well as opportunities to help with
camping ministries already in place.
Please pray with us that God will richly bless the missionaries who are raising support to go, and that He will prepare the way for His work that will be done once they arrive.
Through CBM (Children’s Bible Ministries) God has called Sarah Pafford to serve alongside Awaken City Church in Herriman, Utah. She will be assisting them in reaching the children in this community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The goal is for her to help with youth ministry and worship in the church, as well as taking steps to establish after-school Bible Clubs and possibly even Released Time, as the Lord allows.
If you would like to partner with Sarah in this call you can visit:
continuetogive.com and search Sarah Pafford.
Or you can send your support payable to CBM at 160 Bear Lodge Dr. Townsend, Tennessee
with a note designating “Project Utah: Sarah Pafford.”