Over the mountains and across the world
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Over the mountains and across the world

By Grayson Hester CBF field personnel need not travel around the world to feel a world away. Scarlette Jasper, commissioned by CBF in 2014, serves as a rural poverty advocate for the Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative in south-central/southeastern Kentucky and portions of East Tennessee. She’s been there for 35 years, so she knows … Continue reading

Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community
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Reimagining Mission and Learning in Community

By Matt Norman Part of my mission work with CBF in Europe includes the great privilege of partnering with European Baptists via the International Baptist Theological Study (IBTS) Centre in Amsterdam.  This past year, I have been working with a small team to develop the initial courses and structure of the Learning Network which seeks … Continue reading

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

Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process
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Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process

It was a simple request. Would Greg and Sue Smith be able to provide some school supplies for Carmen’s two children?  That was years ago. Through LUCHA Ministries, the Smiths were able to provide supplies that year and for many years following. Occasional food assistance was needed. The Smiths came alongside the family, helping them … Continue reading

Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ: Establishing Friendships
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Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ: Establishing Friendships

A field personnel in Asia has spent the last two decades helping to translate scripture into a local language. This work has borne fruit as the Bible in a local dialect is now available. This is wonderful, but equally thrilling is the opportunity to share faith with those who have become friends and a surrogate … Continue reading

Cultivating Beloved Community: Collaborative Expression
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Cultivating Beloved Community: Collaborative Expression

CBF field personnel, Jonathan Bailey is a musician. He plays the cello. Though he is not a professional musician, music has been an integral part of Jonathan’s life.  Recently Jonathan reflected on the opening lines to Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall.”. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,And spills … Continue reading

Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence
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Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence

The refrain and melody ring in his head: “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”  CBF field personnel, Eddie Aldape wished he could get this song from the old television program to quit playing in his mind. But the song comes unbidden as he walks alongside the refugees and immigrants … Continue reading

Global Church: One Body, One Spirit
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Global Church: One Body, One Spirit

“One more song, just one more! Please!”  “I want to share a word of testimony.”  “Allow me to share this scripture.”  The service lasted for three hours. Bethlehem Baptist Church in Moldova baptized 11 new Romany believers, male and female, young and old.  Field personnel, Mary van Rheenen and her husband, Keith Holmes, CBF Mission … Continue reading