The Impact of Abundant Life: Nabeha and Hanin’s Story
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The Impact of Abundant Life: Nabeha and Hanin’s Story

By Blake Tommey For Nabeha and her daughter Hanin, the most painful part of immigrating to the United States was leaving their family behind in Iraq. “Always, I’m thinking about our family—my sister, brother, nephews, nieces,” Nabeha said. Like many Iraqi refugees, Nabeha worked as a contract translator for the U.S. Army, helping military personnel … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life: Bruno and Fafa’s Story
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The Impact of Abundant Life: Bruno and Fafa’s Story

By Blake Tommey  Unlike the tropical flowers he sold on the roadside in Lomé, Togo, Bruno was withering away. His father, who owned the horticulture business that employed him, mistreated Bruno and refused to pay him a living wage. As a result, Bruno, his wife, Fafa, and their newborn son, Romerick, would frequently go hungry. … Continue reading

Finding Freedom: Ministerial Excellence Initiative provides renewed hope and financial freedom for ministers
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Finding Freedom: Ministerial Excellence Initiative provides renewed hope and financial freedom for ministers

By Liz Andrasi Deere   Pastors today face a multitude of challenges. They navigate a changing world while remaining faithful to proclaiming the truth of the Gospel. They care for congregants and their neighborhoods and the concerns of the globe in glad times and in times full of grief. They manage day-to-day issues that arise and somewhere in the … Continue reading

CBF asset-based ministry focuses on next generation and community impact in Mississippi Delta
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CBF asset-based ministry focuses on next generation and community impact in Mississippi Delta

By Teruco Tynes A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of Mississippi outreach ministry and an extension of Together for Hope, Delta Hands for Hope has been making strides in the local community in recent years. The nonprofit is committed to investing in and equipping school-age children with the leadership skills and educational tools necessary to advance in … Continue reading

Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS
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Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS

By Blake Tommey  A colossal nine-by-12-foot canvas hangs in the narthex of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, bearing the painted handprints of more than 150 children. For each handprint, there’s a name and one God-given gift that each offers to his or her community—a prompt issued to every child who attended missions sessions at Trinity’s Vacation Bible School in June.  … Continue reading

Share Abundant Life: CBF field personnel help West African community discover God-given gifts and live more abundantly
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Share Abundant Life: CBF field personnel help West African community discover God-given gifts and live more abundantly

By Blake Tommey When Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Lynn and Mike Hutchinson moved to Togo in West Africa, they invited the women of their small fishing village to gather for a conversation. “How can your community have life more abundantly?” they asked. Without hesitation, the 16 women in attendance reached a consensus: “Our children … Continue reading

Protecting & Providing—Fellowship Southwest supports churches along the U.S.-Mexico border to aid migrant tidal wave
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Protecting & Providing—Fellowship Southwest supports churches along the U.S.-Mexico border to aid migrant tidal wave

By Blake Tommey When thousands of Central American migrants flooded into Tijuana in November 2018, a team of leaders from across Fellowship Southwest hit the ground with them, including Jorge Zapata, associate coordinator of Missions and Hispanic Ministries for CBF Texas. Zapata and his team—Marv Knox, coordinator of Fellowship Southwest; Rubén Ortiz, CBF Latino field … Continue reading

A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia
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A Call to Fellowship—Rev. Wendy Joyner Peacock helps congregation ‘make beautiful music’ in Southwest Georgia

By Liz Andrasi Deere This year, Wendy Joyner Peacock is celebrating her 24th anniversary as pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church in Americus, Ga. Wendy likens her role as pastor to that of a symphony director. She describes it as, “helping the congregation to make beautiful music…valuing the gifts that each part of the symphony has … Continue reading

CBF’s Kutana Kenya offers new perspectives and environmental eye-openings
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CBF’s Kutana Kenya offers new perspectives and environmental eye-openings

By Blake Tommey What in the world do missions and the environment have to do with each other? “More than you might think,” said Sam Harrell, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s associate coordinator of Global Missions. In fact, for the past three years, Harrell who founded Kenya-based community development organization, Africa Exchange, together with his wife Melody, … Continue reading

Moving toward repair and reconciliation after 400th anniversary of black enslavement
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Moving toward repair and reconciliation after 400th anniversary of black enslavement

By Paul Baxley For three years, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has participated in a powerful journey alongside two historically black denominations and a historically black college in the lead-up to the 400th anniversary of black enslavement in the United States. The culmination of that three-year journey came Tuesday when Kasey Jones, CBF associate coordinator of … Continue reading