Missionaries

Walter and Florence Grob

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Reconciling Health Services Ministries

Published on November 10, 2021

The vision statement of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services is to “offer quality care to all as an expression of Christian love.” This ministry is carried out through ten hospitals, twenty-nine health centers, a primary healthcare system for small rural villages, a centralized medicine and medical supply distribution service, specialized services for the disabled including the deaf and blind…

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Church Partnerships – Kingdom Benefits

Published on August 19, 2021

Back in 2018/2019, while we were on home assignment in Canada, Florence and some members of our home church, Mission Baptist Church of Hamilton, Ontario, started brainstorming how to help internally displaced peoples in Cameroon.

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Ministry Update of the Cameroon Baptist Convention Education Department

Published on May 20, 2021

When the missionaries first came to Cameroon and the national church took its roots, the mission/church was the first to open schools and provide formal education. The goal was to train Cameroonian children in a Christian context as a tool for evangelism and to prepare them with the life skills for adulthood.

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Get to know Walter and Florence Grob

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

I was in university and really struggling with that famous question, “What are you going to be when you grow up?”  I attended a one day Student Mission Advance seminar in Hamilton, Ontario, and when the keynote speaker, George Verwer (Operation Mobilization) asked us, “If you don’t go to the mission field, who will?”, I made a commitment to go for at least 2 years.

Q How long have you been serving as a missionary? As a NAB missionary?

23 years plus:  1 summer mission to Nepal (1987); for NAB 23 years – 3 years short term (1988 – 1991) and 20 years career (1994 to present 2014)

Q What surprised you the most once you began your work? What did you wish you knew beforehand?

What surprised me most was how extensive and integrated the NAB mission work was in Cameroon with the national church.  What I wish I knew beforehand was, that when you get malaria, it’s really important that you finish your prescribed medication, even if you are already feeling a little better.

Q What has been the most challenging aspect to your work?

Communication, being understood.  Even though English is the operative language here, North American English and mannerisms are often not understood.

Q What are some of the ways you have been affirmed in following God’s leading?

God provided a wife for me from Cameroon.  Through NAB churches, God has provided the needed support.  I enjoy the work God has given me to do.

Q What changes have you seen in yourself (what ways have you grown) since you have been serving overseas?

Before going to Cameroon, I was confident, I knew right and wrong, and saw things/issues as black or white.  Since being here, I see many things/issues are as more gray, than black or white.  I am striving more to balance upholding principles, while honoring relationships.

Q What is something that would surprise others about mission work or the people you are called to serve?

There is a close relationship with missionaries from other denominations also working in Cameroon.  They are kind of like your extended family.

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

Keep connecting with God, through prayer, every step, every hurdle along the way.  Persevere.  Take courage.  If you have the opportunity, read some missionary biographies to see what challenges others went through and how God provided.

Q How can people pray for you?

Pray that I may represent Christ well, through the continually changing dynamics of stewardship ministry in Cameroon.  Pray that when I stumble in my relationship with God, that I will recognize it, and seek His grace.

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