How CBF linked with global Baptists to help tsunami survivors
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How CBF linked with global Baptists to help tsunami survivors

By Blake Tommey  On September 28, 2018, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake, the deadliest of 2018, struck the island of Sulawesi just outside of Palu, Indonesia, prompting a five-meter tsunami that devastated bayside homes and businesses. The quake’s deadliest effects, however, came as entire square miles of soil—one under a government-subsidized housing development—completely liquified, burying hundreds of homes and residents in the … Continue reading

Holistic Care for Field Personnel
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Holistic Care for Field Personnel

By Ashleigh Bugg   Holistically serving those who serve others in the name of Christ. That’s the job of CBF Member Care—a dedicated group of professionals who volunteer their time and invest their energy and expertise in the support of field personnel serving in dozens of countries around the world. These volunteers commit to a ministry of long-term service alongside those … Continue reading

CBF church works to stop debt trap through payday loan ministry
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CBF church works to stop debt trap through payday loan ministry

  By Chris Hughes  In February 2017, First Baptist Church of Frankfort, Ky., made one of the most unique $5,000 investments in its 200-year history. The money raised was not for additional personnel, new property or even renovation of existing property. Rather, this $5,000 investment became seed money for an entirely new way to help their community’s most vulnerable population—a payday … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists invest to sustain collegiate ministry
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Cooperative Baptists invest to sustain collegiate ministry

By Blake Tommey  Nurturing young Baptists is a priority for Cooperative Baptists in North Carolina.  This is the message that CBF of North Carolina is making unequivocally clear with its decision to invest most of a $100,000 grant in young adults. The grant—a product of CBF’s 25th Anniversary Campaign which raised more than $12 million—will … Continue reading

From Dream to Reality: Macedonian native opens foster home through faith, partnership and elbow-grease
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From Dream to Reality: Macedonian native opens foster home through faith, partnership and elbow-grease

By Greg Warner Even as a teenager, Natalia Gura knew she didn’t want “an ordinary life”—just working a normal job with no purpose beyond a paycheck. “Boring,” she thought. But she also didn’t believe her teenage dream was attainable—to own and operate a foster home for unwanted children in her native Macedonia. Today, she runs Emmanuel House, … Continue reading

More Than A Cow: CBF field personnel help Macedonians ‘realize the change in themselves’ through cow farming
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More Than A Cow: CBF field personnel help Macedonians ‘realize the change in themselves’ through cow farming

By Greg Warner  A cow is a cow is a cow…unless it’s more than a cow. At Aya Farm in rural Macedonia, a cow is never just a cow. Sometimes a cow is a life-changing opportunity. Or a way out of poverty. Sometimes it’s a community’s future. Or a celebration of God’s creation and our role in sustaining … Continue reading

Houston Church hosts “Ready for School” program to prepare immigrant children for school in the U.S.
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Houston Church hosts “Ready for School” program to prepare immigrant children for school in the U.S.

By Blake Tommey As beach memories fade and entire households gear up for a new school year, a cluster of Houston families is breathing easier — their preschoolers have been learning for months at Willow Meadows Baptist Church’s “Ready for School” program. The early childhood reading program, which received a $5,000 CBF Ministries Council grant … Continue reading