Locked down, but not knocked out: Felix & Nicole Iyoko maintain presence at a distance
Church Starting and Faith Sharing Ministries / Featured

Locked down, but not knocked out: Felix & Nicole Iyoko maintain presence at a distance

By Grayson Hester CBF church starters Felix and Nicole Iyoko may very well have the answer. Since they were first featured in 2018 for starting a church – their 15th – the Congolese couple have continued to do what they’ve been doing since fleeing from their native Democratic Republic of Congo years ago: They’ve pressed … Continue reading

Global humanity in an inhumane world: CBF field personnel respond to the war in Ukraine
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Ukraine 2022

Global humanity in an inhumane world: CBF field personnel respond to the war in Ukraine

By Grayson Hester The war in Ukraine, which began with an invasion that Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to last three or four days at most, has now dragged on for more than a month. This is due in large part to the resilience and indefatigability of the Ukrainian people, whose spirits have stayed the … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life, Continued: Rosalie’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / Featured

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

By Chris Hughes For Rosalie, the journey from the Congo to Fort Worth, Texas, has been filled with many obstacles and setbacks. But God’s providence and the faithful presence of supportive people along the way has made all the difference. “God has sent so many people in my life. That’s how I’ve experienced God’s love,” … Continue reading

Building a Future for Everybody: How CBF’s Anna and LaCount Anderson are making an impact on their community
CBF Field Personnel / Featured

Building a Future for Everybody: How CBF’s Anna and LaCount Anderson are making an impact on their community

By Jennifer Colosimo If there’s one thing to know about Anna and LaCount Anderson, it’s that they aren’t handy. But for all the times you’ll hear them say they don’t know anything about gardening, or that they’re certainly not capable contractors, that’s exactly what they’ve been doing—among many other things—to serve God in two important … Continue reading

CBF signs historic covenant with Iglesia Bautistas de Puerto Rico
Featured / La Familia / Puerto Rico

CBF signs historic covenant with Iglesia Bautistas de Puerto Rico

By Caleb Mynatt On March 4, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and its Latino network, FAMILIA, signed a Missional Relationship Covenant with Iglesia Bautistas de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Baptist Churches). This covenant paves the way for CBF and Iglesia Bautistas de Puerto Rico (IBPR) to officially begin a relationship of free dialogue, open communication and … Continue reading

A Cord of Three Strands: CBF weaves durable response to Ukrainian crisis
Featured / Missions / Ukraine 2022

A Cord of Three Strands: CBF weaves durable response to Ukrainian crisis

By Marv Knox The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has woven biblical wisdom—“a cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)—into its response to war in Ukraine. When Russia attacked Ukraine, the Fellowship braided together three resources for compassionate ministry:  It quickly deployed Europe-based field personnel to support relief for Ukrainian refugees and internally … Continue reading

For Jeff Lee, being present sometimes means staying away
Featured / offering for global missions

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
Featured / Missions / offering for global missions

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