CBF and BGCT announce partnership  to help rebuild rural Texas churches
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CBF and BGCT announce partnership to help rebuild rural Texas churches

November 17, 2017 By Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga.— The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and the Baptist General Convention of Texas  are partnering  to help repair and rebuild churches along the Texas Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Harvey, the organizations announced this week during the BGCT’s annual meeting in Waco, Texas. CBF Governing Board member Katie Sciba, … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey recovery—“doing what CBF is all about”
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Hurricane Harvey recovery—“doing what CBF is all about”

By Marv Knox / Fellowship Southwest ROSHARON, Texas—It’s 2:15 on a Thursday afternoon, and Butch Green is trying to figure out the correct pipe fitting for a prefabricated shower. That’s not in Green’s job description for Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel. But it aligns with Green’s heart, which propels him to serve people who have … Continue reading

Cambodian Baptist Church’s food fair morphs into Harvey recovery
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Cambodian Baptist Church’s food fair morphs into Harvey recovery

By Marv Knox, Fellowship Southwest Coordinator HOUSTON — A food fair sponsored by Cambodian Baptist Church of Houston turned into a disaster recovery event when more than 1,300 people showed up for relief from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey. Cambodian Baptist Church, a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship congregation, received 20 pallets of food to distribute and … Continue reading

Despite Harvey’s horrors, survivors experience God’s grace
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Despite Harvey’s horrors, survivors experience God’s grace

By Marv Knox, Fellowship Southwest Field Coordinator HOUSTON — Survivors of Hurricane Harvey have experienced God’s grace in the aftermath of one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history. “Harvey was one big, bad storm, but so many good things have come out of it,” noted Panha Mey, pastor of Cambodian Baptist Church of … Continue reading

Both requests & volunteers vital for Hurricane Harvey recovery
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Both requests & volunteers vital for Hurricane Harvey recovery

By Marv Knox, Fellowship Southwest Field Coordinator Two-way communication is vital as the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launches the long process of repairing or replacing homes and churches harmed by Hurricane Harvey. Churches and individuals whose properties were damaged by the storm need to record their requests for help, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship recovery leaders reported. Likewise, … Continue reading

Harvey blows breezes of Baptist cooperation
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Harvey blows breezes of Baptist cooperation

By Marv Knox, Fellowship Southwest Field Coordinator ROCKPORT, Texas—Although Hurricane Harvey blew apart communities along the Texas Gulf Coast, a gentle breeze of intra-Baptist cooperation followed in its wake. Coastal Oaks Baptist Church, a Southern Baptists of Texas congregation in Rockport, endured Harvey’s 130 mile-per-hour fury. The next weekend, a team of students from Baptist … Continue reading