The Bustins – Rwanda – Canadian Baptist Ministries
Darrell, Laura Lee, Bronwyn, and Caleb Bustin
The Bustins joined CBM in 2002 to teach at the Kalimantan Theological Seminary in Pontianak, Indonesia, where they helped to train and mentor future leaders for the local church. They moved to Rwanda in August 2012 to work with CBM’s church partner, the Association of Baptist Churches of Rwanda.
Darrell’s primary focus is in pastoral training and church leadership development. He works both with pastors, as well as those studying to be pastors and church leaders. Laura Lee is responsible for overseeing the administrative details for the short-term mission teams that come to Rwanda.
Darrell is from Moncton, New Brunswick. Laura Lee is from Pugwash, Nova Scotia. After attending CBM’s Conference on Overseas Ministries in January 2002, Darrell and Laura Lee felt that God was saying “now is the time” to move toward fulfilling the call to overseas ministry that both have felt since childhood. The Bustins have two children, Bronwyn (now studying in Canada) and Caleb.
The Kennys - Africa, Canadian Baptist Ministries
Aaron, Erica, Tristan, Emma, and Ava Kenny
Aaron and Erica Kenny serve as Africa Team Leaders, providing continental leadership and support for CBM’s team, partnerships, and programs. In addition, the Kennys direct CBM’s Muslim Ministries in Kenya where they are involved in strengthening local churches in reaching out to their Muslim neighbors through integral mission. They are leading peace and reconciliation initiatives, self-help groups, literacy projects, food security and micro-enterprise development.” At the heart of integral mission is the great command to love God and to love our neighbors – these two cannot be separated.”
The Kennys joined CBM in 2006 and first served among the displaced refugee population living in Eastleigh (an urban ghetto in Nairobi), helping to start and empower women’s self-help groups. They also provided leadership for CBM’s Relief and Development ministries in the North Eastern Province – a region susceptible to drought and civil conflict. They have a passion for ministering among the most marginalized and cultivating Christian/Muslim relationships. In 2010, they became the coordinators of the Guardians of Hope program in Africa. Prior to their appointment to CBM, Aaron and Erica ministered in churches in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
You can follow their ministry by reading their regularly updated blog.
The Groves - Cameroon, Wycliffe/Canadian Baptist Ministries
Dan, Melody, Caleb, Samuel, and Anna Grove
Dan and Melody are CBM Strategic Associates who work with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Cameroon. They are leading an 10 language cluster project In the Ndop Plain, Northwest Cameroon. The project is targeting 10 languages for New Testament translation. These languages had no alphabets or any form of writing on their arrival in 2000. They have been working with a team of missionaries and nationals to develop literacy programs and translate the New Testament into each local language. The first New Testament will be dedicated in 2018. Dan is from Bramalea, Ontario, while Melody grew up in Campbellton, New Brunswick.
Dan was Atlantic Regional Director of Christian Service Brigade for four years and Melody was involved in church music ministry for seven years. Dan served as pastor in New Brunswick for six years before entering international service.