CBM Global Field Staff, Rev. Aaron & Erica Kenny, posted on their blog yesterday (January 19th) about the current Short Term Mission trip of pastors from across Canada that included two of our own – Rev. Jerry Reddy (Senior Pastor, Hillside Baptist) and Dr. Robert Knowles (Senior Pastor, New Minas Baptist). Pray for the team as they return home today. Below is an excerpt from the Kennys blog (http://fivekennys.blogspot.com/2011/01/pastoral-visit-high-five.html):
This past week, we had the joy of visiting with a group of Canadian pastors who are on a short term mission trip with Terry Smith and Malcolm Card visiting a part of the work of Canadian Baptist Ministries in Kenya and Rwanda. We especially appreciated getting to connect with Rev. Bob Knowles from New Minas Baptist Church, Nova Scotia, and Rev. Jerry Reddy from Hillside Baptist Church, Moncton, New Brunswick. Both Bob and Jerry joined us for a quick trip into Eastleigh, where we had a chance to share with them a bit of our experience in Muslim outreach in Nairobi.
All of the work that we do in Africa is made possible by the support and encouragement of churches and individuals in Canada. It was great to see both Jerry and Bob wrestling with issues and challenges that face the church engaged in cross cultural outreach in a Muslim context. And for anyone reading our blog from these communities — your pastors are doing fine! These intrepid guys have had some amazing experiences from the Somali communities of Northeastern Kenya to the narrow mountain paths of Rwanda! The team return to Canada tomorrow.