With, Not For—CBF field personnel partners with organizations to empower, engage and uplift Florida farmworkers
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With, Not For—CBF field personnel partners with organizations to empower, engage and uplift Florida farmworkers

By Blake Tommey  Did you know that the farmworkers who produce two-thirds of the United States’ wintertime tomatoes often have a hard time feeding themselves and their families? In fact, when Rick and Ellen Burnette, directors of Cultivate Abundance, began interviewing migrant farmworkers in Immokalee, Florida, they found that families may at times only have tortillas dipped in … 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

Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS
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Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS

By Blake Tommey  A colossal nine-by-12-foot canvas hangs in the narthex of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, bearing the painted handprints of more than 150 children. For each handprint, there’s a name and one God-given gift that each offers to his or her community—a prompt issued to every child who attended missions sessions at Trinity’s Vacation Bible School in June.  … 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

Haitian man receives ‘gift from God’ amid pain and paradise
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Haitian man receives ‘gift from God’ amid pain and paradise

 By Blake Tommey At the time Minos Saint Amand met Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Jenny Jenkins, he was living on a dirt floor under poorly woven cloth supported by a few sturdy branches. Even so, he welcomed her to his plot in Petit Paradis, Haiti, with a radiant smile and began to recount his … Continue reading

Food, Fish, and Cross-Cultural Friendship: When the Beloved Community Came to Us
Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

Food, Fish, and Cross-Cultural Friendship: When the Beloved Community Came to Us

By Stuart Lamkin Our church, Hickory Rock Baptist in Louisburg, N.C., always enjoys using CBF’s Offering for Global Missions curriculum. We love seeing videos of mission work going on around the world that we get to support. Bible translations in Thailand, new pastors trained in China, teaching Roma children in Slovakia, strengthening youth in Miami, … Continue reading