Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need
COVID-19 / Featured / General CBF / Healthcare Ministries / La Familia / refugees

Amid multiple crises in Venezuela, FAMILIA provides support to local pastors in need

By Caleb Mynatt For citizens of most of the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the crisis that has encompassed our lives over the past year. But for citizens of Venezuela, the pandemic is just one crisis of many that Venezuelans have had to navigate and survive.  One group hit particularly hard in Venezuela are … Continue reading

Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / General CBF / Healthcare Ministries / Missions

Supporting survivors and nurturing self-care

By Cindy Ruble The women’s advocacy center with whom I partner in Asia has seen a 58 percent increase in their hotline calls regarding domestic violence, adult sexual assault, child sexual abuse and relationship issues since the pandemic began.  Hotline calls from outside our region more than doubled as the center’s online presence increased on … Continue reading

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains
CBF Field Personnel / Disaster Response / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / General CBF / Haiti Ministries / Healthcare Ministries / Missions

Dream for a clinic becomes reality in Haiti mountains

By Jenny Jenkins Answering the call to build a clinic in a remote community in the mountains of Haiti has a set of unique challenges.  As we prayed about and started this project, it came about only because of a community that was willing to put the sweat equity into this project, to see a … Continue reading

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / COVID-19 / Healthcare Ministries

It Is The Best of Times…It Is the Worst of Times

Since 1985, the Network on Ministry in Specialized Settings (“COMISS”) has observed the last week of October as Spiritual Care Week – a time when we celebrate the sacred work of chaplains and pastoral counselors. This year’s Spiritual Care Week theme is “Collaborative Healthcare: Chaplains Complete the Picture.” Sometimes a picture is more informative and revealing than words. Often … Continue reading

Spiritual Care Week 2019 Part 4: We Were Here First
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Healthcare Ministries / hospitality / Pastoral Care

Spiritual Care Week 2019 Part 4: We Were Here First

Each year the COMISS Network promotes Spiritual Care Week. It is an occasion to recognize the different disciplines who offer spiritual care to persons. The theme for 2019 is Cultivating Space. Throughout this week you will hear from CBF endorsed chaplains and pastoral counselors as they focus on this theme. Below is Part 4. Learn more about … Continue reading

Haiti Ministries / Healthcare Ministries / Missions

Haitian staff opt to keep cholera treatment center open

The following is an update from CBF field personnel Nancy and Steve James who minister in Haiti. The Jameses are personnel co-commissioned by both CBF and American Baptist Churches USA. The Ebenezer Cholera Treatment Center had experienced a very low mortality rate, unusual for a small rural community health center that had heretofore been inexperienced … Continue reading