Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / offering for global missions

Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium

By Melissa Browning Sometimes, the best thing to do while you pray and work is to hope for a miracle. This has been the case in Janée Angel’s life as she and her husband, Hary, have been living and ministering in Antwerp, Belgium. Their ministry is characterized by its welcome and hospitality. From helping Syrian … Continue reading

20/20: Missouri church continues 20-year partnership in South Dakota despite pandemic complications
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / Together for Hope

20/20: Missouri church continues 20-year partnership in South Dakota despite pandemic complications

By Andrew Nash There are no convenience stores in Bridger, South Dakota. No thrift stores, gas stations or retail of any kind, either. The nearest “town” is 90 minutes away, and the nearest “big town” is closer to two hours away. But this land is sacred to the Hwohwoju band of Lakota who reside on … Continue reading

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops initial fundraising goal

Because of you, the Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund tops the initial fundraising goal before August 20 deadline! Since the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the CBF Foundation launched a fund on Juneteenth to support the current and long-term racial justice and inclusion work of the Fellowship, you have given or committed more than $126,000 in support of … Continue reading

Cycling, Civil Rights and Rural Poverty
Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / Racial Reconciliation / Together for Hope

Cycling, Civil Rights and Rural Poverty

By Ben Brown  Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot in the abdomen on February 18, 1965, in Marion, Alabama. Jackson and many others were peacefully marching in support of voting rights from Zion’s Chapel Methodist Church to the city jail in Marion. He walked with his mother, Viola, and his grandfather, Cager Lee. Their assembly was … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest partner Lorenzo Ortiz stays behind closed border
COVID-19 / Fellowship! Magazine / immigration

Fellowship Southwest partner Lorenzo Ortiz stays behind closed border

By Marv Knox NUEVO LAREDO, MEXICO—Lorenzo Ortiz, a Texas pastor who operates three immigrant shelters in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, stayed behind when the U.S. and Mexican governments closed the border to all “nonessential” travel at midnight Saturday, March 21. Mutual concern about the transmission of COVID-19 led U.S. and Mexican policymakers to shut down border … Continue reading

In Kentucky as it is in Heaven: CBF field personnel bear witness to Christ among refugees and rural communities
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / Together for Hope

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
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel

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
Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

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
Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel / offering for global missions

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