Global Church: One Body, One Spirit
CBF Field Personnel / offering for global missions / Prayers

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
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

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

My life changed when I met Anna
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions / Student.Go

My life changed when I met Anna

By Missy Ward-Angalla My life changed when I met Anna.  It was one month into my Student.Go assignment working with Refuge and Hope in Uganda, teaching ESL. Anna was an 18-year-old Rwandese refugee who had just arrived. She didn’t speak any English. I saw her several times a week for the next month as she … Continue reading

The war has ended. Our welcome must continue.
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

The war has ended. Our welcome must continue.

By Grayson Hester After 20 years elapsed, scores of lives lost, and trillions of dollars spent, America’s longest war, staged primarily in Afghanistan, is over. The Pentagon heralded its conclusion, rather somberly, by tweeting a picture of a military helicopter carrying the last remaining American service members out of the country. A conflict that started … Continue reading

Love in the Time of COVID-19
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / offering for global missions

Love in the Time of COVID-19

By Steven Porter Pastors keep asking me how to respond to the crises in Haiti, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. My answer: PRAY and then GIVE to the Offering for Global Missions. Why? Because presence matters.  Moments like these are the reason our Fellowship pools resources to support committed and highly trained people whom God has called … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story
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Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story

By Andrew Nash Sanela doesn’t read or write English. So, without the help of CBF field personnel Sasha Zivanov, she would not have been able to pass the computer test that landed her the job at Walmart that feeds her family.  “When I was starting out, I had to take pictures of the questions and … Continue reading

A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call
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A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call

By Anna Anderson When we are asked to submit prayer requests for the monthly Prayer Associates guide that goes out to a large segment of the CBF churches, individuals and other supporters, we never really know who reads these requests or where they end up going.   Last fall, in our work with the benevolence ministry … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / CBF Missouri / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading