Myanmar in Crisis!
CBF Field Personnel / Disaster Response

Myanmar in Crisis!

By Eddy Ruble Myanmar’s military junta has been increasingly ruthless in their attempts to overwhelm and defeat the peaceful civil disobedience movement (CDM) protesters who stand united for democracy and a civilian government in Myanmar.  Saturday marked the deadliest day of the peaceful resistance movement, with 107 people being killed by the military junta, including … Continue reading

CBF encourages gifts to support relief efforts in aftermath of tornadoes
Disaster Response / Newsroom

CBF encourages gifts to support relief efforts in aftermath of tornadoes

March 26, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is encouraging donations to support future relief efforts following the recent tornadoes that impacted communities across multiple states. CBF Global Missions Coordinator Steven Porter emphasized that Cooperative Baptists have a critical role in this moment. “As communities navigate the aftermath of a … Continue reading

The People of Lake Charles are Ready and Waiting
Disaster Response

The People of Lake Charles are Ready and Waiting

By Rick Burnette Kenny Phillips’ fourth trip to hurricane-battered Lake Charles was in early March.   Phillips, who serves as CBF Florida’s Disaster Response Coordinator, visited Lake Charles for the first time soon after Hurricane Laura struck the coast of southwest Louisiana on August 27, 2020.   Transferring a CBF Florida equipment trailer and helping … Continue reading

An Invitation to Carry the Burden of Hurricane-Affected Communities in Southwest Louisiana
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

An Invitation to Carry the Burden of Hurricane-Affected Communities in Southwest Louisiana

Not only is Southwest Louisiana continuing to reel from the impact of two hurricanes in September and October, recovery efforts have been hampered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite obstacles, the recovery partnership involving CBF and the National Baptist Churches of America is still on track with the ongoing involvement of LaConya Ceasar, a jointly … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response during 2020 – Overstretched and Productive
Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response during 2020 – Overstretched and Productive

By Rick Burnette This past year of 2020 was the most challenging year I have experienced since beginning my role as the CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager in 2018, due to the combination of COVID-19 and the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. We were relieved when the 2020 hurricane season finally faded way, … Continue reading

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.
Disaster Response / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.

By Caleb Mynatt As the winds stirred and the sky turned to black on August 27, 2020, the citizens of Lake Charles, La., were confronted with a reality that is all too familiar. Hurricanes hitting the Louisiana coast have become an almost annual occurrence these days, but not often does a Hurricane Laura, a Category … Continue reading

Responding in a shifting world of COVID-19
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Disaster Response

Responding in a shifting world of COVID-19

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Eddy Ruble, who serves in Southeast Asia … Continue reading

Following Hurricane Delta, CBF Disaster Response is doubling down on efforts in Lake Charles
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

Following Hurricane Delta, CBF Disaster Response is doubling down on efforts in Lake Charles

By Rick Burnette Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall along the southwest Louisiana coast on August 27, 2020, impacting numerous communities, including Lake Charles, La. High winds devastated the city and surrounding areas. Almost six weeks later, on October 9, Hurricane Delta struck the same region as a Category 2 storm, undoing recent … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response Preparing for Hurricane Sally Recovery Efforts in the Florida Panhandle
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response Preparing for Hurricane Sally Recovery Efforts in the Florida Panhandle

By Rick Burnette Dumping more than two feet of rain over much of the western Florida Panhandle on September 16, Hurricane Sally, a Category 2 storm, left extensive damage across Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties. A CBF Disaster Response survey of storm impacts is currently focused on communities along Garcon Point in Santa Rosa … Continue reading