LEBANON – Haddad’s
Cornerstone is part of Canadian Baptist Ministries, through which we support ministries around the world. We specifically support Elie and Mireille Haddad in Lebanon. Elie serves as President of the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary (ABTS) in Beirut, Lebanon. ABTS equips leaders for the Church in the entire Arabic-speaking world. Mireille serves with Heart for Lebanon, a Christian NGO that provides humanitarian aid and relief to marginalized people groups, including the ever increasing number of refugees. Learn more on the CBM website.
If you would like to send an email encouraging the Haddad’s, they can be reached at Elie – firstname.lastname@example.org and Mireille – email@example.com
LEBANON – Ghiz’s
We also support Michael and Maha Ghiz and family who serve in Lebanon through Pioneers. Michael is involved in training pastors and lay people to do the work of ministry there and they both minister to families in their local community, a very difficult area with much turmoil and uncertainty. Maha has been involved with women’s ministries and teaching displaced Syrian children through Clementia Learning Centre, which the Ghiz’s were instrumental in starting. The Ghiz’s are currently in PEI on furlough. Mike is completing his doctoral dissertation and Maha her Bachelor of Education. They have also been involved in helping the new Syrian refugees that have come to Charlottetown.
CUBA – Camp Palmaron
Cornerstone has been supporting the ministry of the Baptist Convention in eastern Cuba since 2006. Our donations are directed to Cuba through Partners International, a mission agency in Toronto, and are being used to improve the facilities of the Palmaron Retreat Centre (a centre similar to our Camp Seggie). The centre benefits all the Baptist churches in eastern Cuba as it is used for conventions, seminars, youth camps, programs for disabled people, and training sessions for lay leaders.
Cornerstone also encourages a personal level of global engagement, through individually sponsoring children via Compassion. Dozens of our people have committed to child sponsorship in the country of Bolivia specifically, and in the Fall of 2015 a team from Cornerstone went to visit their sponsor children.