Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

Extending Hope in Roanoke Rapids

Despite the fact that church starters are constantly adding new skills to their repertoire—accountant, chef, marketing director, coffee connoisseur, even plumber—Carrie Jarrell Tuning never dreamed of adding “pothole fixer” to hers. But Wayne, a homebound resident of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, needed help getting to dialysis treatment. Because of degenerated bones in Wayne’s back, emergency … Continue reading

This is What Heaven Looks Like
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Feature

This is What Heaven Looks Like

Challenges are certainly not new to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church starter Wayne Weathers, who serves as pastor of Vision of Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia. After all, Weathers spent 10 years pastoring in one of Philadelphia’s most distressed subsidized housing networks and later planted Vision of Hope in the nearby Strawberry Mansion neighborhood (don’t let … Continue reading

The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Mary’s Story
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The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Mary’s Story

By Andrew Nash War is hell and, for a teenage Mary, living through the Syrian Civil War, hell was every day.  “Every day while going to school, we believed this is the day we are going to die,” she said. “Death was the main incident in our lives. There was no security or peace in … Continue reading

The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Moussa’s Story
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The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Moussa’s Story

By Melissa Browning As an electrical engineer in Iraq, Moussa had it all. With a successful career working in the public and private sector, Moussa was at the top of his profession. He was a successful, educated man with a family whom he loved. Then war broke out in Iraq. Moussa and his family fled … Continue reading

Together For Hope Launches Campaign to Combat Hunger in Mississippi
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Together For Hope Launches Campaign to Combat Hunger in Mississippi

By Caleb Mynatt After two-and-a-half years of combatting food-related issues in the state of Mississippi, Together for Hope is taking their fight against hunger on the streets and to the Mississippi State Capitol. Together for Hope, in partnership with the American Heart Association and the Therizo Foundation, are launching the Grow the Good campaign, a … Continue reading

Mid-Atlantic CBF celebrates Trisha Miller Manarin, welcomes new coordinator Sean Roberds
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Mid-Atlantic CBF celebrates Trisha Miller Manarin, welcomes new coordinator Sean Roberds

By Grayson Hester On September 1, Sean Roberds, pastor of First Baptist Church, Herndon, Virginia, was named the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (MACBF) new executive coordinator, a part-time position he is holding jointly with his full-time assignment as FBC Herndon’s pastor. But, to both, he is dedicating his whole self. “I said ‘yes’ in June, … Continue reading

Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium
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Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium

By Melissa Browning Sometimes, the best thing to do while you pray and work is to hope for a miracle. This has been the case in Janée Angel’s life as she and her husband, Hary, have been living and ministering in Antwerp, Belgium. Their ministry is characterized by its welcome and hospitality. From helping Syrian … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life: Rosalie’s Story
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The Impact of Abundant Life: Rosalie’s Story

By CBF Communications “God has sent so many people into my life. That’s how I’ve experienced God’s love.” These are the words of Rosalie, a refugee from Zaire who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Nearly 25 years ago, when 9-year-old Rosalie and her family fled violence in Zaire in 1996, God sent United Nations workers … Continue reading

20/20: Missouri church continues 20-year partnership in South Dakota despite pandemic complications
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20/20: Missouri church continues 20-year partnership in South Dakota despite pandemic complications

By Andrew Nash There are no convenience stores in Bridger, South Dakota. No thrift stores, gas stations or retail of any kind, either. The nearest “town” is 90 minutes away, and the nearest “big town” is closer to two hours away. But this land is sacred to the Hwohwoju band of Lakota who reside on … Continue reading