This year’s EBM INTERNATIONAL conference was carried out by EBM in Bülach/Switzerland with the theme “Your plenty will supply what they need…the goal is equality” according to 2 Corinthians 8:14. Delegates and guests from 28 countries from Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America took part in this conference.
The first trip of Grenna Kaiya as project manager of EBM INTERNATIONAL to Cameroon started as a real adventure. Together with the General Secretary Christoph Haus they visited many projects and churches. Moreover, the main reason for this trip was the retreat of the missionaries from Central Africa.
The countries where EBM INTERNATIONAL is working in with partners on more than 300 projects are countries of extreme poverty. Often children are left to themselves and so they live on the streets because their parents have to work or they are not able to cope with life themselves. In social centers they are being taken care of.
Carlos Waldow (regional representative for Latin America) and Christoph Haus (general secretary) traveled to Cuba in January. There they witnessed the five-year anniversary of the church in La Perla and they heard many stories of how God changed the lives of many people through the projects.
EBM INTERNATIONAL supports 16 partner organizations in India with more than 60 projects. Every year there is a partner conference to promote exchange and peer learning. We were a group of five people from Germany who joined this conference this year and we were able to visit almost 20 projects.
The tank in the water tower is empty. The team members are feeling awkward since they just planted corn, manioc, millet, artemisia, and aloe vera. The pump operates with solar power and does not work when it is cloudy. The public water supply has been lying fallow for a long time since the close by dam dried up.