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The ABF 2018 $20,000 Matching Gift for Africa Challenge is OPEN!

The ABF 2018 $20,000 Matching Gift for Africa Challenge is OPEN! Dear Friends, We flew half way around the world—more than 24,000 miles in total—and travelled across the middle of the African Continent to Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana.Our purpose was clear—to reunite with our faithful Africa staff, Lamech […]

Postcard #4: Inspired by our one universal family in Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana

Posted Wednesday, April 11 Jill Stucker writes from Dubai Airport  From Brazzaville, Alan departed Africa for meetings in the U.S. Lamech, our Africa Program Manager, and I traveled to our final countries in West Africa: Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana. Everywhere we visited, our fellow Christian Scientists greeted us with love, warmth, and so much gratitude […]

Postcard #3: Reflections from Kenya and Republic of Congo

Posted Tuesday, April 2 Alan Bashor writes from Brazzaville, Republic of Congo. As I get settled in Brazzaville, I’m still reflecting on our time in Kenya. Since we began our program in Africa in 2003, The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) has supported more students in Kenya than any other country. This week in meetings with […]

Postcard #2: Meeting up with our Africa staff in Uganda

Monday, March 26 Alan Bashor writes: Jill and I are almost to the end of our second week on this wonderful trip. We cannot say enough about the work and wisdom of our African staff, Lamech Katamba in Uganda, and Jean Leonard Ngabo in Rwanda. ABF is blessed beyond measure to have them guiding and maintaining our […]

Postcard #1: Follow Us On Our Trip to Africa!

We’re on our way to Africa to meet with our inspiring students, treasured local ABF staff, and fellow Christian Scientists in six countries–Uganda, Kenya, Republic of Congo, Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana! Our journey begins mid-March and ends mid-April. We anticipate many special moments on this tour. We can’t wait to share our highlights and insights […]

New Pilot Program for Music Training-Grants Still Available!

We’re delighted to announce a new pilot program for music training with Watchfire Music University. Under the tutelage of master teacher, Peter Link, students enrolled in Watchfire Music University’s (WMU) online courses can now apply to have tuition supplemented through a grant from The Albert Baker Fund (ABF). If a student qualifies, the ABF grant […]

Apply Online by January 29 for Summer Internships at The Mother Church!

From a 2017 Summer Intern: “I love how much I felt The Mother Church investing in me–both my skills as a worker and in my growth as a Christian Scientist” ~2017 Summer Intern Applications are now being accepted for 22 summer 2018 internships in a variety of areas such as publishing, web design, legislation, marketing, media, […]

“Be the Christmas Blessing to our Community!”

“Be the Christmas blessing to our community!” That was the message that landed in the email box of our Africa Programs Manager, Lamech Katamba early last November. Airtel Uganda, one of Uganda’s biggest mobile phone companies, was inviting Lamech—and 10 million other Ugandan cellphone users!—to submit a project for its 12 Days of Christmas Grant […]

Introducing Jill Stucker, Our New Manager of Grant and Loan Programs

As many of you may know, our current Director of Programs, Marilyn Jones, will be leaving us at the end of February 2018. While we’re sad to say good-bye to “MJ,” we are truly pleased to announce that Jill Stucker of Dallas, Texas, has recently joined The Albert Baker Fund (ABF). Jill will be taking […]

Why is educating Christian Scientists more important than ever?

A 2017 message to our friends

Why is educating Christian Scientists more important than ever? Dear Friends, At The Albert Baker Fund (ABF), we have always recognized the vital role education plays in the lives and careers of our alumni. However, over the last few years, we’ve increasingly come to see a cause-and-effect relationship between educating Christian Scientists and the impact […]