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

Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC
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Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC

By Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey At the beginning of February 2021, I was on the phone with the community relations and AmeriCorps Program coordinator at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Health Center on 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. We were talking through a nutrition workshop she and one of her AmeriCorps staff would be leading for our Living Well … Continue reading

What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?
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What Does an Educational Advocate Do at an IEP Meeting?

By Angel Pittman It’s a commonly asked question; but, for me, it’s not the right question. As an educational advocate, I don’t simply attend children’s IEP meetings with their parents. I work with parents in the weeks and months leading up to an IEP meeting. An Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) is a legal document and … Continue reading

How God used a misunderstanding to keep unused vaccine from being thrown away
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How God used a misunderstanding to keep unused vaccine from being thrown away

“God had sent us to the wrong pharmacy; but it actually turned out to be the right pharmacy. We accidentally had sent a young man to a place that had a leftover vaccination that was going to be thrown out.

The pharmacist was thrilled that we called; the young Karen man was thrilled to get the vaccination; and we were amazed at how God used a misunderstanding to keep an unused vaccination from being thrown away, giving an unexpected, much-needed vaccination to a Karen refugee.” Continue reading

Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care
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Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care

By Cindy Ruble The women’s advocacy center with whom I partner in Asia has seen a 58 percent increase in their hotline calls regarding domestic violence, adult sexual assault, child sexual abuse and relationship issues since the pandemic began.  Hotline calls from outside our region more than doubled as the center’s online presence increased on … Continue reading

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

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains
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Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains

By Jenny Jenkins Answering the call to build a clinic in a remote community in the mountains of Haiti has a set of unique challenges.  As we prayed about and started this project, it came about only because of a community that was willing to put the sweat equity into this project, to see a … Continue reading