CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa
CBF Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions

CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa

By Ben Brown Every Christian is called by God to service and mission. Some hear a calling to vocational ministry. And still others hear a calling to vocational ministry in a culture that is not their own.  Karen is called in that final way. “My whole life, I’ve always been going toward people that are … Continue reading

CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape share faith & friendship to immigrants in Albacete, Spain
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Featured / immigration / Internationals Ministries / Missions / refugees

CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape share faith & friendship to immigrants in Albacete, Spain

By Caleb Mynatt For nearly two decades, CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape have made a career of showing hospitality and love to the people who need it most. Just ask Isabel Garcia. As a refugee from Latin America, Garcia and her children fled to Spain in search of a better life. Between political … Continue reading

CBF Field Personnel and Community Partners Provide Vaccine Drive for Refugee and Immigrant Community in Raleigh, N.C.
COVID-19 / Field Personnel / refugees

CBF Field Personnel and Community Partners Provide Vaccine Drive for Refugee and Immigrant Community in Raleigh, N.C.

By Caleb Mynatt A vaccine drive organized by CBF field personnel Marc and Kim Wyatt and the Wake County Health Department gave over 30 people their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, May 15. The event, which was held under tents in a local neighborhood, sought to give access to the refugee and … Continue reading

CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees
advocacy / immigration / Podcast

CBF Podcasts: Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy & Advocacy for Immigrants and Refugees

Abuse Prevention and Response Advocacy with Jay Kieve CBF recently named Jay Kieve, CBF South Carolina coordinator, as the Abuse Prevention and Response Advocate. We sat down with Kieve to discuss this newly created role and his work with congregation in creating a healthy culture for all members by strategically creating policies, procedures, and spiritual … Continue reading

Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis
CBF Field Personnel / Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis

By Grayson Hester Our country has never been more divided. Or, so our recent public discourse would have us think. Discounting the U.S. Civil War in the 1860s, it seems that our political camps have never been more firmly entrenched, our ideologies never more diametric. And while this may be true, we may also be … Continue reading

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks

By Marv Knox If you’ve been wondering how to directly help immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, Pastor Carlos Navarro can tell you how to lend a hand. Actually, how to lend a backpack. Navarro and Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville operate an immigrant relief shelter (and Fellowship Southwest provided the funds to build a … Continue reading

CBF leaders reaffirm call to ‘welcome the stranger,’ pledge to advocate for ‘permanent solutions’ for immigrants and refugees
advocacy

CBF leaders reaffirm call to ‘welcome the stranger,’ pledge to advocate for ‘permanent solutions’ for immigrants and refugees

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders have joined other faith leaders across the country in reaffirming the biblical call to “welcome the stranger” and expressed appreciation for recent positive steps taken by the new administration on immigration policy and committed to work with elected officials to find “permanent solutions” for immigrants and refugees. “As Christians, we have … Continue reading

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories

This Friday, Dec. 18, is International Migrants Day. To help us understand immigrants, Fellowship Southwest’s Elket Rodríguez interviewed nine Christian immigrants in different stages of their immigration process. These immigrants represent different countries, races, ethnicities and religious traditions. Some are asylum seekers living in migrant shelters in Mexico, just across the southern border of the … Continue reading

Brothers in Christ, Navarro and Knox bond to serve immigrants
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Brothers in Christ, Navarro and Knox bond to serve immigrants

By Elket Rodríguez In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus demonstrates the power of compassion to transcend ethnic and religious differences. Now, 2,000 years later, shared love for immigrants has bound the hearts of Christian brothers from different quadrants of the Baptist denomination. Carlos Navarro is the Southern Baptist pastor of Iglesia Bautista West … Continue reading

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund
bold faith / COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund

By Marv Knox When the COVID-19 pandemic forced many nonprofits in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to shut down, Hearts4Kids rallied volunteers to take up the slack. And thanks to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship donors, the CBF Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund fueled the effort for almost a month. “H4K’s mission is to stay committed and focused to … Continue reading