Language Learning & Deepening Relationships
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Language Learning & Deepening Relationships

By Laura Foushee When we began our practicum period at Tokiwadai Baptist Church in Japan in the spring of 2019, it was natural for us to begin practicing our Japanese Christian language through preaching. Sermons, though time-consuming, offered us a way to take time to write, have manuscripts edited, and practice our speaking fluidity and … Continue reading

Gratefulness for CBF from Northern Africa
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Gratefulness for CBF from Northern Africa

By Karen When I moved to Northern Africa to begin my service with the local church as CBF field personnel, I invested the first two years in getting equipped for my long-term ministry. I enrolled in full-time language courses (French and local Arabic dialect) so that I could communicate well in my service and in … Continue reading

“You must become like little children.”
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“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

My life changed when I met Anna
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My life changed when I met Anna

By Missy Ward-Angalla My life changed when I met Anna.  It was one month into my Student.Go assignment working with Refuge and Hope in Uganda, teaching ESL. Anna was an 18-year-old Rwandese refugee who had just arrived. She didn’t speak any English. I saw her several times a week for the next month as she … Continue reading

The war has ended. Our welcome must continue.
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The war has ended. Our welcome must continue.

By Grayson Hester After 20 years elapsed, scores of lives lost, and trillions of dollars spent, America’s longest war, staged primarily in Afghanistan, is over. The Pentagon heralded its conclusion, rather somberly, by tweeting a picture of a military helicopter carrying the last remaining American service members out of the country. A conflict that started … Continue reading

How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights
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How CBF field personnel in Slovakia empower students from the U.S. to advocate for human rights

By Jennifer ColosimoFor the past 17 years, CBF field personnel Shane McNary and his wife, Dianne, have lived more than 5,000 miles away from home ministering to the Roma people in Slovakia and Czechia. From teaching English and serving children to spearheading missions teams to helping the poor and starting churches, they’ve worked to encourage … Continue reading

Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo
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Re-engaging ministry in Tokyo

By Laura Foushee The last time I preached for our church in Tokyo (Tokiwadai Baptist Church) was in November. It was by video, allowing as many takes as I needed. The last time I had walked into a church building for worship was in March of last year. The last time I had used public transportation … Continue reading