The website of Grace Brethren International Missions (GBIM) today carries the news that Stuart Hake (pictured), GBIM’s Chief Financial Officer, is in Manila, Philippines, where he will teach a Micro-Enterprise Development Conference starting Wednesday, Feb. 15.
The goal of the nine-day conference is to train Filipino nationals in starting small businesses. Missionaries and nationals from other Grace Brethren fields will also be in attendance.
Small businesses can generate income to sustain the families of church people and leaders. It also results in increased giving to the church, which enables the church to implement outreach and other ministries.