How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights
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How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights

By Jennifer ColosimoFor the past 17 years, CBF field personnel Shane McNary and his wife, Dianne, have lived more than 5,000 miles away from home ministering to the Roma people in Slovakia and Czechia. From teaching English and serving children to spearheading missions teams to helping the poor and starting churches, they’ve worked to encourage … Continue reading

Samaritan Ministry joins hands with Together for Hope Appalachia
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Samaritan Ministry joins hands with Together for Hope Appalachia

by Grayson Hester To tell this story about a ministry in the Knoxville, Tenn., area in 2021, we have to travel back in time to rural Indiana in 2015. Scott County, Indiana, a majority-white, rural, working-class area, only notable, as many such counties are, for not being very notable, suddenly found itself the epicenter of … Continue reading

Young pastor in Flint, Michigan, focuses on mental health amid pandemic and ongoing water crisis
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Young pastor in Flint, Michigan, focuses on mental health amid pandemic and ongoing water crisis

by Andrew Nash It is always hard to take on a new role as a senior pastor in your 20s, but there is an added degree of difficulty when doing so during a global pandemic. There’s even more of a challenge doing so in Flint, Mich., site of a water crisis that has had lasting … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
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Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

Abundant Hope & Hospitality: Kata and Milan’s Story
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Abundant Hope & Hospitality: Kata and Milan’s Story

By Caleb Mynatt The life of Kata and Milan together has been defined by differences that didn’t really matter to them. As a married couple living in what was once Yugoslavia, they had a very normal life in Eastern Europe in 1992. Kata, a housewife, was a Protestant Croat married to Milan, an Orthodox Serb. … Continue reading

To Hell’s Kitchen and Back (…Virtually): How CBF and Student.Go helped make urban immersion possible in the pandemic
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To Hell’s Kitchen and Back (…Virtually): How CBF and Student.Go helped make urban immersion possible in the pandemic

By Jennifer Colosimo In the midst of the global pandemic, many things were pushed aside to make room for front-line priorities. We’ve had to weather the effects of the pandemic, in certain cases, hoping to come out the same on the other side. But for CBF’s front-line workers in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, the … Continue reading

Ready to Catch: During COVID-19 pandemic, CBF field personnel in Spain support refugees walking the tightrope of life in a new home
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Ready to Catch: During COVID-19 pandemic, CBF field personnel in Spain support refugees walking the tightrope of life in a new home

By Joshua Hearne It’s hard to learn to speak another language when you’re walking a tightrope. But, unnoticed by nearly everyone, Sabina, Yazan and Maira were doing their best. As refugees in Barcelona fleeing religious persecution in Pakistan, the family was on a precarious path between the world they knew and the world for which … Continue reading

A Cup of Cold Water: CBF field personnel in California share acts of compassion in the face of COVID-19
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A Cup of Cold Water: CBF field personnel in California share acts of compassion in the face of COVID-19

By Melody Harrell “We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God’s messenger. Accepting someone’s help is as good as … Continue reading

Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis
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Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis

By Grayson Hester Our country has never been more divided. Or, so our recent public discourse would have us think. Discounting the U.S. Civil War in the 1860s, it seems that our political camps have never been more firmly entrenched, our ideologies never more diametric. And while this may be true, we may also be … Continue reading

A Teachable Moment – How a North Carolina church’s international ministry carried on during quarantine
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A Teachable Moment – How a North Carolina church’s international ministry carried on during quarantine

By Jennifer Colosimo Jason Payne grew up with international mindfulness as a way of life. With two volunteer English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers for parents, his passion for the global sojourner was intrinsic by the time he was an adult. It’s no surprise he landed at a church where international ministry was important, … Continue reading