Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – May 24
Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – May 24

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. More than 1200 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state/regional organizations have contributed to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund. These gifts exceeding $800,000 are making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as CBF field personnel and ministry partners help provide … Continue reading

Meeting in Spain, field personnel offer witness to ‘Easter faith while it’s still dark’
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Meeting in Spain, field personnel offer witness to ‘Easter faith while it’s still dark’

By Paul Baxley Across my years in ministry, I have experienced so many Easter Sundays in beautiful sanctuaries with large gathered congregations, our singing accompanied by majestic pipe organs and brass ensembles. Two years ago, like all of you, I experienced the power of the resurrection in my home with my immediate family, as the … Continue reading

CBF Advocacy Action Alert — Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022
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CBF Advocacy Action Alert — Public Health and Border Security Act of 2022

By Elket Rodriguez On April 1, 2022, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced the termination of Title 42 –the COVID-19 order that authorizes the rapid expulsion of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border– on May 23. This policy has been misused under the false pretense of public health to expel over 1.7 million vulnerable … Continue reading

Ukraine Response: Moldova pastor helps meet needs of Roma families
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

Ukraine Response: Moldova pastor helps meet needs of Roma families

Mary van Rheenen, who serves as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in The Netherlands alongside her husband Keith Holmes, has strong partnerships with Christians in Moldova, which borders Ukraine. Below is a recent update from their blog CBF Romany Ministries: From Pastor Petru Ciochina in Moldova:  Forty-four Roma were accommodated in the church building … Continue reading

Updates from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 15
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

Updates from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 15

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. Below are several updates from the week of March 14 (read March 8 update here): Gennady and Mina Podgaisky — Kyiv, Ukraine (currently in North Carolina) The Podgaiskys continue to work with their networks to provide friends and neighbors with evacuation … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley on Russian bombing of Village of Hope in Kyiv
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Baxley on Russian bombing of Village of Hope in Kyiv

Today our Cooperative Baptist Fellowship family grieves the news that the property of Village of Hope in Kyiv, Ukraine, was bombed by the Russian military. For nearly 20 years, our Fellowship family has joined with Gennady and Mina Podgaisky and partners in Ukraine to establish and grow this beautiful ministry. We are heartbroken to know of this devastating damage in a senseless act of violence. Continue reading

CBF Virginia Coordinator Terry Maples Announces Retirement
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CBF Virginia Coordinator Terry Maples Announces Retirement

The following press release is via CBF Virginia (read online here). By CBF Virginia At today’s Coordinating Council meeting, Terry Maples announced his intention to retire from his role as Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Virginia. In a letter shared with the council, Maples says, “Effective September 30, 2022 I will retire from … Continue reading

Touching Miami with Love leader announces transition
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Touching Miami with Love leader announces transition

Touching Miami with Love (TML) is a CBF Engagement Partner serving the children, youth and families of communities of Miami with holistic ministry programming. TML was created in partnership with CBF Florida and CBF Global in 1995. Below is a letter from TML Executive Director (and former CBF field personnel) Jason Pittman. By Jason Pittman … Continue reading