The Great Canadian Bible Study
Every year, Baptist women across Canada meet in small groups to do a pre-set Bible study that focuses on women from the Bible. Participants bring a small offering to support a joint project that lasts for three years. Great things happen!
2019’s study is Leah (the Other). We hope you’ll gather some women together and try this study for yourself. Many groups choose a date in January but it’s not required.
At CBOQ Assembly in June, Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) updated us on the Left Behind project. As a result of the current political climate in China, churches have had to stop offering the program.
For now, CBM has asked all Canadian Baptist women to support vulnerable children in Bolivia with the funds we raise through Great Canadian Bible Study. Bolivia projects need our support and we will direct help to projects such as Jireh and Casa de la Amistad.
Please know that CBM continues to work behind the scenes to come up with a different way of offering the Left Behind program to the thousands of children in rural China, living without capable adult caregivers because adults have migrated to the large urban centres to work.
Did You Know?
Between 2014 – 2017, Baptist women across Canada raised $41,000 for literacy classes in Rwanda doing the Great Canadian Bible Study!
Over 2,300 women were helped through these classes that were overseen and run by CBM and their ministry partner in Rwanda.
Since 2007, Baptist women across Canada who’ve participated in the Great Canadian Bible Study have raised tens of thousands of dollars to assist women and girls at risk in India and Africa. Your offerings have been used for school repairs, equipment purchases, school supplies, medical assistance, trauma counselling, workshops to reduce discrimination of victims and their children, and to support microcredit programs.
And now, your support in 2019 will support vulnerable children in Bolivia.
So, get the women in your church organized; book off one night and do the study. And remember to make your cheque out to Canadian Baptist Women of Ontario and Quebec, with GCBS written on the memo line.