Albert Baker Fund in Africa 2003-2016

The Albert Baker Fund in Africa: Changing Lives, Blessing Communities

May 2016 Dear Friends, It was 2003 when we first expanded our financial support to Christian Scientists in Africa with a pilot program in Uganda and Zambia. Since then, we’ve built a carefully structured program that has dispersed more than $2.1 million in the form of 1,256 educational grants to Christian Scientists in 13 African countries. […]

Regional CSO Gathering at UC Berkeley, April 15-17

If you’re anywhere near San Francisco, you won’t want to miss the regional CSO gathering at UC Berkeley, April 15-17. Christie Hanzlik, CS, will be lecturing on “You are the light of the world!” Other activities planned include a hike and a scavenger hunt. For more info, contact Matt Cline, CSO West Rep.

Midwest CSO Gathering in St. Louis, April 8-10

College students  and recent grads are gathering in St. Louis at Washington University and Principia College. The weekend starts at 6:30 pm on Friday, April 8, and goes through Sunday afternoon, April 10. It will be a weekend of inspiration, connections, discussion groups, tours, and fun! For more info, contact Sara Greene, CSO Central Rep. […]

Regional CSO Event in Washington, D.C. April 1-3

Meet up with college students and recent grads on the East Coast! A student-run gathering is planned for Friday, April 1, through Sunday, April 3rd in Washington, D.C. Tour the Capital, the White House, the Tidal Basin and Asher House. Meet with the Committee on Publication team. Play frisbee under the cherry blossoms! For more […]

Remembering Al Walker, Beloved Trustee

Al Walker, a devoted and beloved member of The Albert Baker Fund Board of Trustees, passed on in January. Al dearly loved our organization and mission. Since joining the Board in 2009, Al was a courageous advocate of our international programs, and a voice for keeping our programs accessible to all Christian Scientists who need our help. […]

19 Summer Internships Available at TMC, Apply by February 9

TMC Youth is now accepting applications for 21 summer internships available in many exciting career areas: publishing, finance, legislation, marketing, media, international planning, archival research, and more.  The internships begin May 21 and run through August 10.

Reflections on My Africa Journey

As I count down the final hours of my Africa Trip 2015, on board KLM from Amsterdam to San Francisco, I feel a confluence of emotions—excitement to get home to family and friends (and Kiki my dog!), but sadness that this wonderful, adventurous, exhausting, and inspiring trip is coming to a close. The last five […]

Adventures in Kinshasa, Brazzavile, and Pointe Noire

Since my last post, we’ve had many adventures in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Brazzaville, Congo, and Pointe Noire, Congo. We left Pt. Noire yesterday morning, and after many hours of flying, we arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, last night at midnight. We’re now in Lamech’s home country, where we have interviews lined up over the […]

“When somebody you’ve never met before is willing to help you…”

“When somebody you’ve never met before is willing to help you, it really makes an impression.” ~ABF graduate 2015 Message to our Friends Dear Friends, Something wonderful happened this year! While we were building on our efforts to support the education and development of Christian Scientists, we witnessed firsthand the incredible spirit of community that […]

Greetings from Beautiful Accra, Ghana!

Note: Our program director, Marilyn Jones, is currently on a five week trip to meet with our staff, volunteers, and Christian Science church communities in six African countries. She’ll be sharing brief reports as time permits. Her first report, below, chronicles her arrival in Ghana on November 6,  and the warm greeting she received from […]