How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights
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How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights

By Jennifer ColosimoFor the past 17 years, CBF field personnel Shane McNary and his wife, Dianne, have lived more than 5,000 miles away from home ministering to the Roma people in Slovakia and Czechia. From teaching English and serving children to spearheading missions teams to helping the poor and starting churches, they’ve worked to encourage … Continue reading

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo
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Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo

By Laura Foushee The last time I preached for our church in Tokyo (Tokiwadai Baptist Church) was in November. It was by video, allowing as many takes as I needed. The last time I had walked into a church building for worship was in March of last year. The last time I had used public transportation … Continue reading

CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education
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CBF’s Angel Pittman shifts focus to advocacy for equal access to education

By Jennifer Colosimo Angel Pittman’s passion has always been steeped in education. She spent many years as an elementary school teacher before joining CBF as field personnel to lead out-of-school programming at Touching Miami with Love (TML). Now 25 years into her career, she has discovered a new way to live out her calling. As … Continue reading

Love in the Time of COVID-19
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Love in the Time of COVID-19

By Steven Porter Pastors keep asking me how to respond to the crises in Haiti, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. My answer: PRAY and then GIVE to the Offering for Global Missions. Why? Because presence matters.  Moments like these are the reason our Fellowship pools resources to support committed and highly trained people whom God has called … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story
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Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story

By Andrew Nash Sanela doesn’t read or write English. So, without the help of CBF field personnel Sasha Zivanov, she would not have been able to pass the computer test that landed her the job at Walmart that feeds her family.  “When I was starting out, I had to take pictures of the questions and … Continue reading

A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call
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A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call

By Anna Anderson When we are asked to submit prayer requests for the monthly Prayer Associates guide that goes out to a large segment of the CBF churches, individuals and other supporters, we never really know who reads these requests or where they end up going.   Last fall, in our work with the benevolence ministry … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
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Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future
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“Cultivate Abundance” is growing more than food, and doing it together, to sow a friendlier future

By Jennifer Colosimo In the southeastern U.S., the tiny town of Immokalee, Florida, is home to a growing population of migrant workers who make up a large part of the local workforce. They’re predominantly farmworkers who help grow millions of tons of food for exportation every year.  Ironically, for these residents, the place they call … Continue reading

Creating good energy in the community through music
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Creating good energy in the community through music

By Jonathan Bailey When I was a seminary student in the early 1990s, I took a course called Music and Missions. It surveyed and tried to investigate the liturgical function of music in church settings globally.  At the time, I was serving as the music director for a first-generation West African church in Arlington, Texas. Working with … Continue reading