In living memory: Netherlands-based CBF field personnel helps meet needs of Ukrainian refugees
Featured / General CBF / Missions / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

In living memory: Netherlands-based CBF field personnel helps meet needs of Ukrainian refugees

By Grayson Hester Mary likes to ride her bike. A lot. It’s part of living in the Netherlands, where she and her husband, Keith Holmes, have served as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel for decades. Americans tend to drive; Dutch find it easier to walk, or bike, or take the bus. And while biking, Mary … Continue reading

Ukraine Response: Moldova pastor helps meet needs of Roma families
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

Ukraine Response: Moldova pastor helps meet needs of Roma families

Mary van Rheenen, who serves as a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in The Netherlands alongside her husband Keith Holmes, has strong partnerships with Christians in Moldova, which borders Ukraine. Below is a recent update from their blog CBF Romany Ministries: From Pastor Petru Ciochina in Moldova:  Forty-four Roma were accommodated in the church building … Continue reading

Updates from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 15
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

Updates from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 15

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. Below are several updates from the week of March 14 (read March 8 update here): Gennady and Mina Podgaisky — Kyiv, Ukraine (currently in North Carolina) The Podgaiskys continue to work with their networks to provide friends and neighbors with evacuation … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley on Russian bombing of Village of Hope in Kyiv
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Baxley on Russian bombing of Village of Hope in Kyiv

Today our Cooperative Baptist Fellowship family grieves the news that the property of Village of Hope in Kyiv, Ukraine, was bombed by the Russian military. For nearly 20 years, our Fellowship family has joined with Gennady and Mina Podgaisky and partners in Ukraine to establish and grow this beautiful ministry. We are heartbroken to know of this devastating damage in a senseless act of violence. Continue reading

Karen Williams Named Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas
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Karen Williams Named Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas

Karen Williams, a native of Helena-West Helena, Ark., has been named the new Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas. Williams is a 1975 graduate of Central High School. She graduated with an Associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College and Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She has earned a Master’s degree in Human Services in Counseling … Continue reading

Updates from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 8
Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

Updates from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 8

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. Below are several updates from the week of March 8: Gennady and Mina Podgaisky — Kyiv, Ukraine (currently in North Carolina) The Podgaiskys are working through their networks to provide friends and neighbors with evacuation information and connecting Ukrainians to … Continue reading

Support Ukrainian refugees across Europe through CBF Ukraine Relief Fund
CBF Field Personnel / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

Support Ukrainian refugees across Europe through CBF Ukraine Relief Fund

As the situation on the ground in Ukraine continues to change rapidly, Cooperative Baptists and CBF partner churches have responded with compassion and love through prayer and gifts to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund.    Even as you have begun giving generously, several of our field personnel in Europe are already responding with grace, sacrifice and … Continue reading

CBF Establishes Ukraine Relief Fund
Missions / Newsroom / refugees / Ukraine 2022

CBF Establishes Ukraine Relief Fund

Today, I invite all Cooperative Baptists to prayerfully consider making a financial contribution toward a relief fund we have established in response to the crisis in Ukraine following the Russian invasion last week. My hope is that we will tangibly extend our genuine support to the people of Ukraine through the generous sharing of our … Continue reading

CBF’s Baxley and field personnel Mina and Gennady Podgaisky request prayer for Ukraine
Missions / Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Baxley and field personnel Mina and Gennady Podgaisky request prayer for Ukraine

February 24, 2022 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Executive Coordinator Paul Baxley urged prayer for the people of Ukraine on Thursday following news of Russia’s invasion and also affirmed “solidarity with our Baptist sisters and brothers.” “Today I invite Cooperative Baptists to join with Christians around the world in praying for the people … Continue reading

Global Missions Transition Team named to identify leadership gifts, select new coordinator
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Global Missions Transition Team named to identify leadership gifts, select new coordinator

February 24, 2022 By Jeff Huett DECATUR ─ The eight-member team that will help identify the needed leadership gifts and structures for the future of CBF Global Missions and serve as a search committee for its new coordinator has been named by officers of the CBF Governing Board.   At its January 27-28 meeting, the … Continue reading