Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches
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Downpour floods four Rio Grande Valley churches

By Marv Knox A trio of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship organizations are teaming up to help four churches whose properties received damage in flash floods in late June. Parts of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas flooded when 15 inches of rain fell in 4 hours. Several churches that collaborate with Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of … Continue reading

You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border
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You can minister to immigrant refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border

By Marv Knox Mission opportunities are available for volunteers who want to minister to asylum seekers clustered on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border, reported Jorge Zapata, director of Fellowship Southwest’s Immigrant Relief Ministry. Every contact with an immigrant refugee is a gospel encounter, he added. Up and down the border, small churches are providing … Continue reading

It’s Been a Busy CBF Disaster Response Year—Let’s Be Prepared for Another
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It’s Been a Busy CBF Disaster Response Year—Let’s Be Prepared for Another

By Rick Burnette, CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager The past three years have been very active in terms of natural disasters. CBF Domestic Disaster Response is not equipped to engage in every national emergency or provide full-scale first response. However, at the invitation of affected CBF state and regional organizations, our priority is long-term recovery … Continue reading

It Takes a Team: CBF’s Hurricane Florence Recovery Effort in Crusoe Island
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It Takes a Team: CBF’s Hurricane Florence Recovery Effort in Crusoe Island

By Rick Burnette We find Rev. Todd Padgett chatting with breakfasting volunteers in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church of Whiteville, North Carolina. Church members, Martha and Fred Senter, are just leaving, having spent another morning as church hosts for the volunteers. We learn that a group of East Tennessee volunteers from Ball Camp … Continue reading

CBF, CBF Florida make plans for long-term recovery after Michael
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CBF, CBF Florida make plans for long-term recovery after Michael

October 24, 2018 By Carrie McGuffin DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues its response in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and is working to select disaster response engagement sites for long-term recovery in the Florida Panhandle following Hurricane Michael. Hurricane Michael struck the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4 storm—the strongest on record for that … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms
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CBF Disaster Response at work in Fla., Ala., Carolinas after storms

October 17, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is continuing its long-term disaster response efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael. In a recent update, CBF Disaster Response Director Rick Burnette notes that CBF Florida leaders Rachel Shapard and Kenny Phillips, a church starter and disaster response volunteer, … Continue reading

CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence
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CBF focus is overlooked communities in response to Michael, Florence

October 12, 2018 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga.— In the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, which brought devastation to Florida’s Panhandle and other areas stretching across the southeast, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Disaster Response personnel are working to assess damage and prepare for recovery efforts. CBF Disaster Response is making preparations in partnership with CBF state/regional organizations … Continue reading