19 Nov 2014

Call to Prayer for Those Facing Ebola Crisis

Yesterday we heard the tragic news that Dr. Martin Salia, 44 years old, died of Ebola in Nebraska. Our prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. Dr. Salia was working in Sierra Leone at the Lowell and Ruth Guess Kissy Hospital, which shares the same compound as the Eye Hospital. cbm Canada is a partner with the Eye...

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11 Jul 2014

A Different Kind of Fashion Statement

Who would have thought I’d have an opinion about fashion! Another blogger pointed me to a current show in Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) called “Fashion Follows Form: Designs for Sitting”. I haven’t gone to the show yet, but I did visit the ROM website. It’s interesting, but not surprising, how fashion is normally designed around people who stand...

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09 May 2014

Why did God make Grandmother’s?

Laura Lynn Tyler Thompson, a friend and ambassador of cbm travelled with us on a trip – back to where she grew up – to Uganda. I wanted to share this blog with you because I feel she’s captured the vital role that grandmother’s play in Uganda, one of the world’s poorest developing countries. Enjoy the read! At the...

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02 May 2014

A Toilet can be a Gateway to a Future for a Child!

It’s bad enough if a child can’t get to school because of lack of mobility or distance. Imagine the indignity of a child being denied access to school because he or she can’t use the school toilet. It’s not a challenge – a humiliation – you’d wish on your own child or any other child, certainly not a sweet,...

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17 Apr 2014

Do the Stones Need to Talk for Us?

In the Middle East stones are representative of protest. Whenever protest happens, it is accompanied by stones – usually being thrown. There are certainly many of them around. After living in the Middle East, seeing stones used in this way, I came to appreciate a new meaning to the story in Luke concerning Palm Sunday: As he was now...

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11 Mar 2014

Opportunity Links Canada with Malawi

At cbm Canada we believe all people have equal value. This means that when given opportunities for education and leadership and employment, people with disabilities have so much to offer their communities. One man, who believed this whole-heartedly, was our friend Paul Hutcheson. A devout Christian and long-time advocate for persons with disabilities, Paul faithfully served on the cbm...

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