In Kentucky as it is in Heaven: CBF field personnel bear witness to Christ among refugees and rural communities
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In Kentucky as it is in Heaven: CBF field personnel bear witness to Christ among refugees and rural communities

By Chris Hughes  On Friday mornings, volunteers set up six-foot folding tables and chairs in the narthex of a church in the south end of Louisville. The church bears the familiar markings of a post-World War II Baptist church, from the plain stained-glass windows to the wood paneling on the walls and ceiling. But the … Continue reading

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

The Impact of Abundant Life: Assou and Sevi’s Story
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The Impact of Abundant Life: Assou and Sevi’s Story

By Blake Tommey  Twin brothers Assou and Sevi first met Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Mike Hutchinson on the day of their father’s funeral, just outside Lomé, Togo. Following the service, Mike visited the boys’ mother, who was overcome with grief. Life seemed anything but abundant. How would she support her family? What would happen to … 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