CBF Field Personnel and Community Partners Provide Vaccine Drive for Refugee and Immigrant Community in Raleigh, N.C.
COVID-19 / Field Personnel / refugees

CBF Field Personnel and Community Partners Provide Vaccine Drive for Refugee and Immigrant Community in Raleigh, N.C.

By Caleb Mynatt A vaccine drive organized by CBF field personnel Marc and Kim Wyatt and the Wake County Health Department gave over 30 people their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, May 15. The event, which was held under tents in a local neighborhood, sought to give access to the refugee and … Continue reading

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
advocacy / immigration / refugees

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading

Líderes de CBF emiten una Declaración Sobre el Límite de Refugiados
advocacy / Espanol / immigration / refugees

Líderes de CBF emiten una Declaración Sobre el Límite de Refugiados

Por CBF Advocacy Después de escuchar la indignación de los líderes religiosos por su decisión de mantener el número históricamente bajo de 15,000 admisiones de refugiados en los Estados Unidos este año fiscal, el Presidente Joe Biden cambió de rumbo el Viernes por la tarde. El 15 de Mayo se anunciaría un mayor número de … Continue reading

Blessed to be Salt and Light
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Missions / refugees

Blessed to be Salt and Light

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Rick Sample, who serves with internationals in … Continue reading

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry
Advent / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry

By Elket Rodríguez Shared understanding of weakness and vulnerability prompted a Houston church to support a ministry to refugees in Matamoros, Mexico—just across the border from Brownsville, Texas. As Pastor Eleuterio González responded to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced him to close an immigrant shelter in Matamoros, Pastor David Deulofeu prepared to bless González’s ministry … Continue reading

Brothers in Christ, Navarro and Knox bond to serve immigrants
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Brothers in Christ, Navarro and Knox bond to serve immigrants

By Elket Rodríguez In the parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus demonstrates the power of compassion to transcend ethnic and religious differences. Now, 2,000 years later, shared love for immigrants has bound the hearts of Christian brothers from different quadrants of the Baptist denomination. Carlos Navarro is the Southern Baptist pastor of Iglesia Bautista West … Continue reading

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.
COVID-19 / Field Personnel / refugees / young Baptists

Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.

By Ashleigh Bugg Global migration is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Millions of neighbors are on the move due to political persecution, natural disasters from climate change, sustained war and conflict, food and water insecurity, and ethnic cleansing based on racism and xenophobia. To address issues of global migration and poverty, … Continue reading

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border

By Elket Rodríguez Despite COVID-19’s grinding misery, pastors who form the backbone of Fellowship Southwest’s ministry to immigrants are adapting to an ever-changing refugee flow and escalating needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Lorenzo Ortiz comforts immigrants torn apart by trauma and despair in Nuevo Laredo, just across the Rio Grande from … Continue reading

Bajen las Arpas que Cuelgan en los Sauces
Espanol / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Bajen las Arpas que Cuelgan en los Sauces

Por Rubén Ortiz Jeremías 29:1-14 se escribe para un pueblo en el exilio. Una gran parte del reino de Israel, fue desarraigada del lugar donde habían nacido casi unos 587 años antes de Cristo. Fueron obligados a viajar unas 700 millas por el desierto del Medio Oriente dejando atrás su tierra y las provisiones que … Continue reading