For Jeff Lee, being present sometimes means staying away
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For Jeff Lee, being present sometimes means staying away

By Grayson Hester North Macedonia (commonly referred to as simply “Macedonia”) doesn’t loom large on the radars of many Americans. In the shadow of much larger and more influential European countries, this small nation near Albania tends to get overlooked. Whereas France and Germany, for example, contain internationally renowned metropolises, Macedonia by and large, features … Continue reading

Presence, Perseverance, Prayer and a Project: Lucien’s story
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Presence, Perseverance, Prayer and a Project: Lucien’s story

By Grayson Hester Lucien, better known by his church community as Dyak (“deacon” in Haitian Creole) has witnessed enormous change in the three years since his story was featured on the CBFblog. For one, Lucien’s home of Haiti has endured crisis after crisis in the last year alone—from the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moïse, … Continue reading

Going Green for God: How a San Antonio Pastor preaches creation care beyond the pulpit
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Going Green for God: How a San Antonio Pastor preaches creation care beyond the pulpit

By Jennifer Colosimo One person’s trash is another’s treasure… or, so they say.  For Pastor Jorge Zayasbazan and the congregation at San Antonio’s Baptist Temple, their trash has turned out to be the secret to their own greater treasure. In 2010, the church had decided to open up its building for a local charter school. … Continue reading

Blazing New Trails on Well-Traveled Ground: Arkansas pastor recognized with McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer award
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Blazing New Trails on Well-Traveled Ground: Arkansas pastor recognized with McCall Racial Justice Trailblazer award

By Grayson Hester Preston Clegg, pastor of Second Baptist Church in downtown Little Rock, Ark., doesn’t like the idea of missing out on joy. In January 2019, Clegg joined scores of Little Rock residents in celebrating the inauguration of the city’s first democratically-elected Black mayor, Frank Scott. Having been friends with Scott long before the … Continue reading

When a Place is So Much More: CBF field personnel assimilates in a new place amid instability and pandemic
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When a Place is So Much More: CBF field personnel assimilates in a new place amid instability and pandemic

By Melody Harrell    “The Danger of a Single Story” is a must-see TED Talk, captivatingly presented by Chimamande Ngozi Adichie of Nigeria. In her talk, she describes the trap we all fall into of making assumptions about people we haven’t met and places we haven’t been—limited thinking that shrinks our own world rather than nurturing … Continue reading

Because Presence Matters: The Story of Jacob & Esau
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Because Presence Matters: The Story of Jacob & Esau

By Chris Hughes By the time twin brothers Jacob and Esau made it to Kampala, Uganda, the young men had already endured a lifetime’s worth of struggle.  As teenagers, they fled from their native South Sudan after the country gained its independence in 2011, and internal factions began fighting over control of the government. In … Continue reading

In living memory: Netherlands-based CBF field personnel helps meet needs of Ukrainian refugees
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In living memory: Netherlands-based CBF field personnel helps meet needs of Ukrainian refugees

By Grayson Hester Mary likes to ride her bike. A lot. It’s part of living in the Netherlands, where she and her husband, Keith Holmes, have served as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel for decades. Americans tend to drive; Dutch find it easier to walk, or bike, or take the bus. And while biking, Mary … Continue reading