Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 29
Ukraine 2022

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 29

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. As of March 24, nearly 975 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state and regional organizations have given more than $400,000 to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund in the month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And those gifts are already … Continue reading

Being the hands and feet of Christ: Project Ruth provides aid to Ukrainian refugees
Ukraine 2022

Being the hands and feet of Christ: Project Ruth provides aid to Ukrainian refugees

By Caleb Mynatt When Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, the world watched in terror as missiles flew over the border and into Ukrainian cities. As we watched the destruction unfold on our televisions on that Thursday night, we wondered what this action meant and what would happen next. For the people in Ukraine, all … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists make immediate impact through giving to CBF Ukraine Fund
CBF Field Personnel / Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Cooperative Baptists make immediate impact through giving to CBF Ukraine Fund

March 24, 2022 By Aaron Weaver and Jeff Huett DECATUR, Ga. — Nearly 975 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state and regional organizations have given more than $400,000 to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund in the month since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And those gifts are already making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as … Continue reading

Letter from a Mariupol bomb shelter survivor
Ukraine 2022

Letter from a Mariupol bomb shelter survivor

CBF field personnel Gennady and Mina Podgaisky have served in Kyiv, Ukraine, for 20 years. From a safe location in the U.S., they remain in constant contact with Ukrainian pastors and leaders, conducting grief counseling, helping Ukrainians find safe locations and providing financially support for those fleeing the country. Learn more and support the CBF Ukraine Relief … Continue reading

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 22
Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – March 22

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. Below are several updates from the week of March 21: 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 information and connecting Ukrainians … Continue reading

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

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