Creating good energy in the community through music
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Creating good energy in the community through music

By Jonathan Bailey When I was a seminary student in the early 1990s, I took a course called Music and Missions. It surveyed and tried to investigate the liturgical function of music in church settings globally.  At the time, I was serving as the music director for a first-generation West African church in Arlington, Texas. Working with … Continue reading

Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC
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Thankfulness for vaccine access in NYC

By Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey At the beginning of February 2021, I was on the phone with the community relations and AmeriCorps Program coordinator at Ryan Chelsea-Clinton Health Center on 10th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. We were talking through a nutrition workshop she and one of her AmeriCorps staff would be leading for our Living Well … Continue reading

Abundant Hope & Hospitality: Kata and Milan’s Story
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Abundant Hope & Hospitality: Kata and Milan’s Story

By Caleb Mynatt The life of Kata and Milan together has been defined by differences that didn’t really matter to them. As a married couple living in what was once Yugoslavia, they had a very normal life in Eastern Europe in 1992. Kata, a housewife, was a Protestant Croat married to Milan, an Orthodox Serb. … Continue reading

Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis
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Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis

By Grayson Hester Our country has never been more divided. Or, so our recent public discourse would have us think. Discounting the U.S. Civil War in the 1860s, it seems that our political camps have never been more firmly entrenched, our ideologies never more diametric. And while this may be true, we may also be … Continue reading

The Impact of Hope and Hospitality: John’s Story
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The Impact of Hope and Hospitality: John’s Story

By Grayson Hester What do the far-flung countries of Egypt, Sweden and Belgium have in common? A man named John. John, who attends Christus Voor Alle Naties (Christ for All Nations), a church planted by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Janée Angel and her husband, Hary, in Antwerp, Belgium, feels called to minister to the … Continue reading

The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Mary’s Story
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The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Mary’s Story

By Andrew Nash War is hell and, for a teenage Mary, living through the Syrian Civil War, hell was every day.  “Every day while going to school, we believed this is the day we are going to die,” she said. “Death was the main incident in our lives. There was no security or peace in … Continue reading

The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Moussa’s Story
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The Impact of Hope & Hospitality: Moussa’s Story

By Melissa Browning As an electrical engineer in Iraq, Moussa had it all. With a successful career working in the public and private sector, Moussa was at the top of his profession. He was a successful, educated man with a family whom he loved. Then war broke out in Iraq. Moussa and his family fled … Continue reading

Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium
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Extending Hope & Hospitality in Belgium

By Melissa Browning Sometimes, the best thing to do while you pray and work is to hope for a miracle. This has been the case in Janée Angel’s life as she and her husband, Hary, have been living and ministering in Antwerp, Belgium. Their ministry is characterized by its welcome and hospitality. From helping Syrian … Continue reading

Share Abundant Life—Through education focus, CBF’s Karen Morrow extends hope and hospitality to refugees in Fort Worth 
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Share Abundant Life—Through education focus, CBF’s Karen Morrow extends hope and hospitality to refugees in Fort Worth 

By Blake Tommey In recent years, immigration has become a central and often divisive issue in American public life. Central American migrants, weary of violence and coercion in their home countries, have brought this pressing issue to our nation’s doorstep. To confront this challenge, people of faith across the United States, including Cooperative Baptists, have traveled hundreds … Continue reading