The Impact of Welcome: The Story of Jacob and Esau
Field Personnel 2017 / General CBF / offering for global missions

The Impact of Welcome: The Story of Jacob and Esau

CBF field personnel cultivate Beloved Community through welcoming refugees in Uganda  By Greg Warner  In the Bible, twins Jacob and Esau are anything but brotherly. Trickery, betrayal and estrangement destroy their relationship. Jacob cheats his brother and flees his homeland, leaving his twin behind.  Jacob and Esau Francis, twins from South Sudan, proudly bear those famous … Continue reading

Food, Fish, and Cross-Cultural Friendship: When the Beloved Community Came to Us
Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

Food, Fish, and Cross-Cultural Friendship: When the Beloved Community Came to Us

By Stuart Lamkin Our church, Hickory Rock Baptist in Louisburg, N.C., always enjoys using CBF’s Offering for Global Missions curriculum. We love seeing videos of mission work going on around the world that we get to support. Bible translations in Thailand, new pastors trained in China, teaching Roma children in Slovakia, strengthening youth in Miami, … Continue reading

Christians stand up for DREAMers at San Antonio rally
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Christians stand up for DREAMers at San Antonio rally

By Marv Knox / Fellowship Southwest SAN ANTONIO — The dreams of a rising generation of undocumented U.S. residents must be protected — and Christians are bound to protect them, speakers insisted during a “Protect the DREAMers” rally at Baptist Temple in San Antonio Nov. 28. “DREAMers” are young undocumented U.S. residents who were brought … Continue reading

Interfaith panel champions religious liberty as universal value
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Interfaith panel champions religious liberty as universal value

By Marv Knox / Fellowship Southwest “The darkest memories produce rays of light,” Sofi Hersher, a staff member of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, told an interfaith gathering in Round Rock, Texas. In her darkest memory, Hersher is 9 years old, watching her synagogue engulfed in flames. Now, from the perspective of 18 … Continue reading