Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky

Scarlette Jasper serves as CBF field personnel in South Central, South Eastern Kentucky and in East Tennessee. Jasper was commissioned in 2014 as part of CBF’s Together for Hope Rural Poverty initiative. A large part of Jasper’s ministry focus is financial advocacy and literacy. She provides community financial education workshops and one on one budget and … Continue reading

Building Beloved Community by Supporting Teachers in Slovakia
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Building Beloved Community by Supporting Teachers in Slovakia

By Tanya Parks Teachers around the world have been working so hard to meet the needs of their students during 2020.   They have adjusted to the ever-changing rules and regulations with grace and patience. We are proud to know so many amazing teachers here in Slovakia. They, too, have had to make so many changes to the … Continue reading

待 “Waiting”
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19

待 “Waiting”

By Carson Foushee Waiting. It began early in 2020 as our family anticipated our return to Tokyo in March after five months of sharing with CBF congregations around the Southeast. Just as we prepared to leave, reports of COVID-19 cases emerged in Asia and then in nations across the globe. Discussions with CBF and Japan Baptist Convention (JBC) leadership led us … Continue reading

More than Tomatoes for More than Groundhogs
CBF Field Personnel / Feature / Field Personnel / Missions

More than Tomatoes for More than Groundhogs

This story was written by Jessica Hearne, CBF field personnel and a Grace and Main leader and founding member. You can support her work either by donating to Grace and Main or directly to her support fund. You might have already guessed it but managing the leadership team of Grace and Main’s Urban Farm has been … Continue reading

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
advocacy / immigration / refugees

CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading

Showing God’s Love in San Francisco
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Feature

Showing God’s Love in San Francisco

By Caleb Mynatt Moving to a new place is hard. Integrating into a new culture is harder. Doing both at the same time feels almost impossible; but it’s what thousands of international immigrants and refugees do every year in the United States. For some, it’s exciting. For some, it’s frightening. For others, cultural insecurity and … Continue reading

To Hell’s Kitchen and Back (…Virtually): How CBF and Student.Go helped make urban immersion possible in the pandemic
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Feature / Fellowship! Magazine

To Hell’s Kitchen and Back (…Virtually): How CBF and Student.Go helped make urban immersion possible in the pandemic

By Jennifer Colosimo In the midst of the global pandemic, many things were pushed aside to make room for front-line priorities. We’ve had to weather the effects of the pandemic, in certain cases, hoping to come out the same on the other side. But for CBF’s front-line workers in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, the … Continue reading

A Cup of Cold Water: CBF field personnel in California share acts of compassion in the face of COVID-19
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Feature / Fellowship! Magazine

A Cup of Cold Water: CBF field personnel in California share acts of compassion in the face of COVID-19

By Melody Harrell “We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God’s messenger. Accepting someone’s help is as good as … Continue reading