Because Presence Matters: The Story of Jacob & Esau
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Because Presence Matters: The Story of Jacob & Esau

By Chris Hughes By the time twin brothers Jacob and Esau made it to Kampala, Uganda, the young men had already endured a lifetime’s worth of struggle.  As teenagers, they fled from their native South Sudan after the country gained its independence in 2011, and internal factions began fighting over control of the government. In … Continue reading

CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa
CBF Field Personnel / General CBF / Missions

CBF field personnel Karen shares faith and advocacy with immigrants in Northern Africa

By Ben Brown Every Christian is called by God to service and mission. Some hear a calling to vocational ministry. And still others hear a calling to vocational ministry in a culture that is not their own.  Karen is called in that final way. “My whole life, I’ve always been going toward people that are … Continue reading

CBF field personnel Karen Alford brings medical expertise, love for people to West Africa
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CBF field personnel Karen Alford brings medical expertise, love for people to West Africa

By Melody Harrell Karen Alford makes people well.   As Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel in Vogan, West Africa, Karen’s training as a nurse practitioner is not only a credential, it is a calling. As she dispenses medication, she also dispenses education about how our bodies work, how recovery happens, how patients can bring their own … Continue reading

“You must become like little children.”
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / Missions / offering for global missions

“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

Everything changes
Field Personnel / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Everything changes

By Missy Ward Angalla My husband is black. Not African American, but Ugandan. We met volunteering together nine years ago. We connected over our passion for God, helping refugees, our passion for ministry, among other things. We fell in love, eventually got married and have been ministering together with and among refugee and Ugandan communities … Continue reading