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

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 pastor creates Navajo Bible translation project to renew language and culture
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CBF pastor creates Navajo Bible translation project to renew language and culture

By Fellowship Southwest Greg Long wants to save Navajo language and culture—one Hebrew word at a time. As a child, Long heard all about Navajo folklore from his paternal grandmother. That’s how he learned to say he’s “of the Deer Water People, born for the Yucca Fruit People,” the traditional Navajo introduction by way of … Continue reading

Flat Wrong
Fellowship! Magazine / Suzii Paynter

Flat Wrong

By Suzii Paynter Recently, a church consultant in the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship constellation critiqued our Fellowship, writing that a “large-scale missions model based on career missionaries has proven to be too expensive and too difficult to maintain.” Since this consultant explicitly named CBF Global Missions, I have to reply, “Friend, you are flat wrong!” First, … Continue reading

Pastors lead partnership to support public education, help kids
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Pastors lead partnership to support public education, help kids

By Fellowship Southwest Conversations about education begin and end with justice—the right of every child to learn in order to live a productive life, insisted Charles Foster Johnson, executive director of Pastors for Texas Children, a partner of Fellowship Southwest.  “Education belongs to every child,” Johnson said. “We have a public trust to educate all … Continue reading