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Past and Present Realities of Natural Disasters

A Visit From Blair Clark Earlier this month we had the pleasure of hosting Blair Clark for a week long visit in the Philippines. Blair is a former director at Canadian Baptist Ministries (CBM) and during his tenure he made several visits to the Philippines, especially after the devastating super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) struck the region […]

Hopevale STM 2017: The value of Community Integration

Hopevale (which means ‘Valley of Hope’) is a small rural community in the mountains of Capiz province on Panay island (Visayas region of the Philippines).  Last Fall they experienced a number of small earthquakes that led to tension cracks and the threat of landslides throughout their community.  As a result, the community was forced to […]

Hopevale: A Community of Hope in the Midst of Hardship

Hopevale is a small rural community in the mountains of Capiz province on Panay island (Visayas region of the Philippines).  Last Fall they experienced a number of small earthquakes that led to tension cracks and the threat of landslides throughout their community.  As a result, the community was forced to leave their homes and rebuild […]

Prayer Request: Critical Incident Stress Debrief (CISD)

This week Melanie is in Duran, which is a small community outside of Roxas City in Capiz Province, Panay Island.  Melanie traveled to Duran with our CBM colleagues, Emo & Kathy Yango, to assist in leading a CISD with the family and community of Pastors Nestor and Gilene Franco, who died tragically a few weeks […]



Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:37-38

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About Us

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After a trip to Kenya in January 2013, Michael and Melanie Waddell began to sense that God was calling them to serve overseas as Global Field staff with Canadian Baptist Ministries. At that time they had a few barriers that held them back from actively exploring opportunities but a little over a year later, the Lord in His power had dissolved them all.

Michael has his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (Crandall) and is currently working on completing a Master of Arts in Practical Theology (Acadia Div.). Melanie has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Communication Studies (Crandall) and recently graduated with her Masters of Education in Counselling (Acadia University).

After graduating from Crandall University in 2001, Michael felt God was calling him to work in the business world rather than a ministry context. He began to work in sales and management for his in-laws small business. He worked in that business for 8 years before purchasing the business in 2008, and he continued as owner until the fall of 2014. In 2010, the Lord called them to walk out in faith and become the part-time Executive Directors of Camp Tulakadik in Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick. In addition to serving at Camp Tulakadik, in January 2015, Michael began serving as part-time interim pastor at Midland Baptist Church in New Brunswick. Melanie has extensive experience working with at-risk youth in group home settings, the public school system and a local pregnancy care centre. After completing her counselling degree, she worked at a Christian University as a professional counsellor. Michael and Melanie have also been foster parents and adoptive parents within the New Brunswick Department of Social Development.   Michael and Melanie have been married for 16 years and they have 4 children: Kyla (14), Sean (12), Carter (11) and Allie (8).

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” – Mark 16:15

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Our Work

Michael and Melanie serve alongside CBM colleagues and partners in the area of Marketplace Ministry. Based in Manila, Philippines, the Waddells have been tasked to assist in the formation of Christian discipleship movements within the context of the marketplace throughout Southeast Asia. A growing and vibrant missional activity, Marketplace Ministry seeks to reach out to those who work throughout the world’s economies, global and local, in order to develop Kingdom impact within and through one of the world’s most influential areas.

CBM LogoCBM is a global mission organization committed to sharing God’s love through word and deed. We believe that God brings healing to a broken world through local churches. With over 140 years of experience, we have seen that words and deeds intertwined in Christian community work together to bear witness to God’s transforming grace. Together in partnership, we seek to bring hope, healing and reconciliation to all people.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. – 1 Chronicles 16:24

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You can join with us in our work by supporting us through faithful prayer and financial support.  Together we can make a difference in the lives of others.  Your support is so important to us and we thank God for each prayer offered and every financial gift given.

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As Global Field Staff with CBM we are required to raise 100% of our ministry budget through sustainable monthly gifts from individuals or annual church donations.  We appreciate every monthly gift given as they all adds up to help keep us working in the Philippines.  Monthly gifts can be any amount ($10, $25, $50, $100 or more per month) as God leads you.

If you do not feel you can become a monthly financial supporter at this time, one-time financial gifts are needed as well.  One-time gifts help cover our set-up costs of getting to the Philippines and setting up our home, etc… Any one-time amount is greatly appreciated.

By completing and submitting the form below, you will become a Partner in Mission of Michael & Melanie Waddell through your gifts of prayer and finances. CBM Field Staff rely on their Partners in Mission for encouragement and support as they work to bring hope and healing to a broken world.

If you would like to support us financially you can click on the button below (a new window will open) and follow the online instructions to either make a one time gift or sign up to make monthly contributions.

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