Missionaries

Craig and Maureen Moody

Interim Field Director NAB Missionaries Download Profile

Country Facts

Cameroon NAB has been working in the country of Cameroon since the 1930’s. We helped birth the Cameroon Baptist Convention that now has over 1,000 churches, two seminaries, 68 primary schools and six hospitals, along with 52 health centers. The primary focus of our work with the CBC is in advanced Medical training, Theological Education and Missionary Children Education. Read More Facts View All Countries
Key Ministries
  • Hospital Development
  • Theological Education
  • Missionary Children Education

Continued Tensions in Cameroon

Published on June 06, 2017

Unfortunately, the situation in the country continues unchanged except for the restoration of the internet. We ask your continued prayers for Cameroon.

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Good News Amidst Troubling Times

Published on February 27, 2017

This victory comes at a time when the NW and SW regions of Cameroon are in need of some good news.

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The Sand Bays of Life

Published on November 21, 2016

After several vehicles careened around the curve and crashed into the compound wall this sand bay was created.

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Get to know Craig and Maureen Moody

Q – When did you first know God was calling you to the mission’s field?

Craig – While in college I went on 2 short term mission trips to Central America to build churches. After the second trip I knew God was leading me to a longer missions experience. So after graduation I went to Cameroon for a year. That was the beginning of a few mission experiences.

Maureen – When I was in high school I wondered if this was something God was calling me to do. I went on a short term missions trip and this confirmed that this was an area I needed to pursue and seek out if this was to be where I was to be serving. As I was about to start my career as an RN I thought I would go to Cameroon with NAB for 3 months to see where God led. Through the application process God revealed to me that he wanted me to commit to one year in Cameroon, so I did! While I was serving in Cameroon I met a young man who also had a heart for missions. We both were profoundly impacted by our time in Cameroon. That was the beginning of our love affair with Cameroon; the country and it’s people and yes, with each other too!

Q – How would you describe your first year on the mission field?

Craig – Overall my first year was great. The first two months, however, were very difficult. A month and a half after college graduation I left to spend a year in Cameroon. It was my first time to live on my own. It was my first time to travel out of the United States by my self. It was my first time to live in another culture. Several times I nearly hopped on a plane to return home to Portland. But I stuck it out. God provided the right people and the right experiences at just the right time. The year finished well and I look back on a positive experience and time of spiritual growth.

Q – What surprised you the most once you began your work?

Maureen – In 1984 I started my work in the Children’s Ward at Banso Baptist Hospital (BBH). I was shocked at seeing children die that would not have died back in Canada. Before arriving at BBH I didn’t really think about the consequences of not having the equipment, reliable electricity, vaccinations and highly trained specialists that I was used to having in Canada.

The lack of healthcare in rural areas and difficulties in transportation delayed initiation of treatment and resulted in challenging situations.

Q – What are some of the ways you have you grown since you have been serving overseas?

Craig – Developing a greater trust in God. Understanding that difficult experiences are opportunities to grow closer to God, to learn to trust God more and to learn that God is faithful to provide what we need when we need it.

Q – What advice would you give to those considering overseas missions?

Listen to God’s leading. Go where He calls you to go and do what He calls you to do. You don’t need all the answers to start. Just go as far as you can see.

Q – How can people pray for you?

Wisdom in dealing with the teenagers at the hostel…Wisdom to know how to best support each one… Wisdom in dealing with situations that arise…Basically wisdom and lots of energy to maintain a busy house for 9 teenagers!