Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process
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Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process

It was a simple request. Would Greg and Sue Smith be able to provide some school supplies for Carmen’s two children?  That was years ago. Through LUCHA Ministries, the Smiths were able to provide supplies that year and for many years following. Occasional food assistance was needed. The Smiths came alongside the family, helping them … Continue reading

Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ: Establishing Friendships
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Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ: Establishing Friendships

A field personnel in Asia has spent the last two decades helping to translate scripture into a local language. This work has borne fruit as the Bible in a local dialect is now available. This is wonderful, but equally thrilling is the opportunity to share faith with those who have become friends and a surrogate … Continue reading

Cultivating Beloved Community: Collaborative Expression
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Cultivating Beloved Community: Collaborative Expression

CBF field personnel, Jonathan Bailey is a musician. He plays the cello. Though he is not a professional musician, music has been an integral part of Jonathan’s life.  Recently Jonathan reflected on the opening lines to Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall.”. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,And spills … Continue reading

Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence
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Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence

The refrain and melody ring in his head: “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”  CBF field personnel, Eddie Aldape wished he could get this song from the old television program to quit playing in his mind. But the song comes unbidden as he walks alongside the refugees and immigrants … Continue reading

Global Church: One Body, One Spirit
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Global Church: One Body, One Spirit

“One more song, just one more! Please!”  “I want to share a word of testimony.”  “Allow me to share this scripture.”  The service lasted for three hours. Bethlehem Baptist Church in Moldova baptized 11 new Romany believers, male and female, young and old.  Field personnel, Mary van Rheenen and her husband, Keith Holmes, CBF Mission … Continue reading

Language Learning & Deepening Relationships
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Language Learning & Deepening Relationships

By Laura Foushee When we began our practicum period at Tokiwadai Baptist Church in Japan in the spring of 2019, it was natural for us to begin practicing our Japanese Christian language through preaching. Sermons, though time-consuming, offered us a way to take time to write, have manuscripts edited, and practice our speaking fluidity and … Continue reading

“You must become like little children.”
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“You must become like little children.”

By Christine We’ve all heard the verse, “Truly I tell you,” Jesus said, “You must become like little children.” Serving as a field personnel is teaching me what this looks like it a way I’ve never experienced before. I’ve traveled to foreign countries where I didn’t speak the language; I’ve moved to new places and … Continue reading