CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

CBF Disaster Response 2020 – Redeeming the Time During a Pandemic

By Rick Burnette We greeted 2020 with plans and actions. Not only was CBF Disaster Response moving forward with involvement in the Bahamas, efforts were continuing in hurricane devastated areas of Florida and North Carolina. Additionally, we were providing support for the earthquake recovery in Puerto Rico. Although we were preparing for the inevitable 2020 … Continue reading

The Marathon of Recovery Work—CBF Disaster Response continues the work of rebuilding in North Abaco
Disaster Response

The Marathon of Recovery Work—CBF Disaster Response continues the work of rebuilding in North Abaco

By Tyler Ward  Flying into Marsh Harbor on Abaco Island, one gets the impression that something horrible has happened. There are trees, but no leaves. There are buildings, but no walls or roofs. There are roads, but few cars. There are people, but there should be more of them. This is life on Abaco in … Continue reading

Three Days on Two Islands: A CBF Bahamas Dorian Recovery Report
Disaster Response / Missions

Three Days on Two Islands: A CBF Bahamas Dorian Recovery Report

By Rick Burnette During the second week of December, I boarded the ferry in Ft. Lauderdale bound for Freeport, Grand Bahama. Upon arrival I was met by Pedyson Baillou, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church located on Sweetings Cay (pronounced key), an island just off the eastern end of Grand Bahama. Headed towards Sweetings, the effects … Continue reading

Experiencing compassion post-crisis in the Bahamas
Chaplaincy and Pastoral Counseling / Disaster Response

Experiencing compassion post-crisis in the Bahamas

By Rev. Elizabeth Denham Thompson As a pastoral counselor and a congregational consultant, I have facilitated quite a few retreats, trainings, and workshops over the years, and am trained in crisis response work. So, when the email arrived from CBF at the end of September, asking if any endorsed counselors were available to be spiritual … Continue reading

CBF’s Disaster Response Efforts for the Bahamas Now Ready for Volunteers
Disaster Response

CBF’s Disaster Response Efforts for the Bahamas Now Ready for Volunteers

November 25, 2019 CBF Disaster Response, in consultation with BWA Forum for Aid and Development (BFAD) partners, continues to work closely with CBF Bahamas and Florida to organize and implement an appropriate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian on Grand Bahama and North Abaco. The Category 5 hurricane resulted in at least 65 … Continue reading

CBF shares update on Bahamas pastors, readies recovery shipment
Disaster Response / Newsroom

CBF shares update on Bahamas pastors, readies recovery shipment

By Aaron Weaver NOTE: This post has been updated on September 6 with new information on CBF Bahamas pastors and an update on efforts of CBF Disaster Response as well as how to continue praying for our sisters and brothers in the Bahamas.  DECATUR, Ga.—The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is requesting prayer for victims of Hurricane … Continue reading