Christmas miracle: Construction moves ahead for immigrant respite center
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Christmas miracle: Construction moves ahead for immigrant respite center

By Marv Knox BROWNSVILLE, Texas—Construction of an immigrant respite center at Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville is moving forward, thanks to a Christmas miracle of generosity. IB West Brownsville ministers to refugees who pass through Matamoros, Mexico, as they seek asylum in the United States. The U.S. immigration policy requires asylum seekers to “wait in place” … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest joins coalition to launch desert immigrant shelter
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Fellowship Southwest joins coalition to launch desert immigrant shelter

By Marv Knox Joy and gladness radiated from the desert about 100 miles west of Juarez, Mexico, Feb. 3. A shelter for refugees opened in Palomas, Chihuahua—thanks to a coalition that includes the village of Palomas, the state of Chihuahua, Red de Albergues Migrantes (the Migrant Shelter Network), regional nonprofits and Fellowship Southwest. Although Palomas … Continue reading

Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets
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Warm wishes aren’t enough; refugees need blankets

By Marv Knox As winter’s frigid blast buffeted the U.S.-Mexico border this week, pastors pleaded for blankets to comfort immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. “Very cold today; 37 degrees,” Carlos Navarro, pastor of Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville wrote in a text on Tuesday. Later, in a phone call, he said churches that provide … Continue reading

Fellowship Southwest distributes more than $10,000 for immigrant relief
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Fellowship Southwest distributes more than $10,000 for immigrant relief

By Marv Knox Refugees all along the Mexico-U.S. border feel the love of Jesus, thanks to you. This week, Fellowship Southwest sent more than $10,000 in aid to six ministries serving immigrants from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. FSW’s Immigrant Relief Ministry supports border congregations that provide food, shelter and gospel hope … 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

Kaleidoscope of CBF church starts blossom across Southwest
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Kaleidoscope of CBF church starts blossom across Southwest

By Fellowship Southwest Imagine what attending a new Cooperative Baptist Fellowship church must be like in the Southwest. Be prepared for a kaleidoscope of thoughts, because young CBF congregations are as varied as the region. If you attended a CBF church start here, you might: Study the Bible under a carport in one of the nation’s poorest counties, … Continue reading

CBF West: Building relationships and expanding reach to minister to the world
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CBF West: Building relationships and expanding reach to minister to the world

By Fellowship Southwest The American West offers the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship tremendous opportunities for expansion, reported Glen Foster, coordinator of CBF West. The region covers 13 states, from New Mexico to Alaska and Hawaii. It encompasses one-third of the U.S. population. And it includes about 20 CBF congregations spread across half the nation’s land mass. … Continue reading