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Welcome House Expansion Set to Expand Efforts to Combat Homelessness in North Carolina
Featured / Field Personnel

Welcome House Expansion Set to Expand Efforts to Combat Homelessness in North Carolina

By Caleb Mynatt As a very well-known faith-based charitable organization in North Carolina, Welcome House has had a tremendous impact on hundreds of people. Now, with expansion in sight, they’re calling on local communities and congregations to help them impact thousands. Founded by Kim and Marc Wyatt, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in Raleigh, Welcome … Continue reading

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.
Disaster Response / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.

By Caleb Mynatt As the winds stirred and the sky turned to black on August 27, 2020, the citizens of Lake Charles, La., were confronted with a reality that is all too familiar. Hurricanes hitting the Louisiana coast have become an almost annual occurrence these days, but not often does a Hurricane Laura, a Category … Continue reading

Our God for whom nothing is impossible
Advent / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Together for Hope

Our God for whom nothing is impossible

By Rachel Gunter Shapard 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with … Continue reading

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories

This Friday, Dec. 18, is International Migrants Day. To help us understand immigrants, Fellowship Southwest’s Elket Rodríguez interviewed nine Christian immigrants in different stages of their immigration process. These immigrants represent different countries, races, ethnicities and religious traditions. Some are asylum seekers living in migrant shelters in Mexico, just across the southern border of the … Continue reading

A Day of Favor: CBF field personnel in Uganda offers holistic ministry at Amani Sasa
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / Field Personnel

A Day of Favor: CBF field personnel in Uganda offers holistic ministry at Amani Sasa

By Melody Harrell It was supposed to be your average staff Christmas party. The Secret Santa gifts had all been doled out with much hilarity. Lucy patted the stalk of matoke beside her, smiling. Her Secret Santa had sent her on a treasure hunt. The clues led to the banana tree outside where the Secret … 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

Iglesia Hispana en Houston proporciona una ofrenda de Adviento oportuna al ministerio de Matamoros
Advent / COVID-19 / Espanol / Fellowship Southwest

Iglesia Hispana en Houston proporciona una ofrenda de Adviento oportuna al ministerio de Matamoros

Por Elket Rodríguez La identificación de una iglesia Hispana en Houston con el nivel de vulnerabilidad en el que viven las familias migrantes la impulsó a apoyar un ministerio que sirve a refugiados en Matamoros, México, justo al otro lado de la frontera con Brownsville, Texas. Y es que mientras el pastor Eleuterio González se … Continue reading

The Light in the Darkness
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

The Light in the Darkness

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 Steve Clark, who serves among Karen refugees … Continue reading

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection
Advent / COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / Racial Reconciliation / young Baptists

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection

By Kristan Pitts Advent is a season of paradox. It’s a season where we hold in tension the celebration of the birth of Christ and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.  2020 has been an exercise of what it means to exist in tension. We have experienced a pandemic, increased visibility of structural injustice, polarizing political … Continue reading