Voices from the Field


Readjusting to Cameroon

by: Walter & Florence Grob

On the afternoon of Wednesday, July 16, we started our journey back to Cameroon with a one hour drive to Toronto’s airport.  Were we ready?  Are we ever ready?  From Toronto we flew to Montreal, then took an overnight flight to Brussels, Belgium, arriving in the early morning there.  We waited in the terminal until the late afternoon, then boarded our flight to Douala, Cameroon.

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Ministry Decisions

by: Paul & Tanya Gericke

Greetings from Camp Caroline! Paul and I are having an incredibly fruitful summer here at the NAB camp in central Alberta. Paul and I are serving as the staff pastors and mentoring over half of the camp staff. We have had many powerful moments where God has been working through our relationships with the people here.

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Trust Amidst Change

by: Paul and Melissa Ewing

In our last letter I wrote of some of the changes that are happening on the field.  The funny thing about change is that it takes time.  Time for all the pieces to fall into place, time for hearts to adjust, time and quietness to hear God’s voice for the direction one should take.  The funny thing about humans is that we don’t always mix well with change and many of us don’t like it, and we want it all to be over and done with even though we know it is a process and may take months down the road before adjustment will be felt and a direction can be understood.

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Trips Around Russia

by: Gary Clatterbuck

Making an extended trip to both learn and teach in Russia during the international tensions that have been in the news almost daily could cause one to be worried.  I have figured that we would know if the entire situation in Russia would move to another conflict between nations. So, I traveled right at the beginning of the crisis to a number of our Learning Centers in Russia.

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Opened Doors

by: Lyndell Campbell-Requia

I’ve been very blessed to be a part of some very special events in the last few months. In May, God opened the door for me to speak at the city of Guaíba’s commemoration of International Women’s Day. One of the organizers of the event is a member at the First Baptist Church in Guaiba and so she invited me to bring an evangelistic message. I spoke on how, like Esther, God has put each of these women on the earth “for such a time as this” and that He has a plan for each and every one of them.

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Miracles in Mbingo

by: Rick & Debbie Bardin

We would like to close with an amazing story of how God has worked in the life of one of our colleagues here at Mbingo Baptist Hospital (MBH). Mildred is a nurse who had been working on the ulcer/leprosy ward. One day she was on her way to work and was involved in an accident and suffered a traumatic head injury and was unconscious.

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Spotlight Japan

by: Randy Schmor

Japan: the land of the rising sun. A country filled with history and tradition, it is one of the world economic powers and is known for cutting edge technology.

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Addressing Concerns

by: Dennis & Nancy Palmer

The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa is tragic in the countries where it is occurring. There have been many deaths and great fear of the infection. It has mostly been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone which are 1600-2300 miles west of Cameroon. We have begun talking about how we can prepare in case Ebola reaches into Cameroon.

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Education and White Cross

by: Calvin & Susanne Hohn

White Cross has been serving the medical ministries here in Cameroon for decades. Contrary to what some people may believe, it is still a vital and much needed ministry – perhaps now more than ever. With increasing population and growing Baptist medical centres, the need for supplies also increases.

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Whirlwinds of Teaching

by: Elsie Lewandowski

It has been seven weeks of whirlwind activity.  I was so pleased when I received a heart-felt invitation to return to the Baptist Teacher Training College (BTTC) in Ndop to again teach English to these struggling teachers with very little training and desperate situations.  I was even more pleased to hear that my old friends, Dori and Sonya, wanted to help.

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