‘Tis the season for presents and presence
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

‘Tis the season for presents and presence

By Nell Green Perhaps you have noticed that we have a new tagline for the Offering for Global Missions, “Because Presence Matters.” While I was discussing with others the tagline, my four-year-old grandson was in the office playing. He appeared to be absorbed in what he was doing. Suddenly in response to my saying on … Continue reading

Reflecting on Transformation
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

Reflecting on Transformation

By Anna Anderson I have worn my hair short for over 40 years.  But In 2019, with a college reunion plan and a late year family wedding, I decided I wanted to “do something different with my hair.”   Always, a most certain kiss of death.  You don’t just “do something different” with coarse, thick, naturally … Continue reading

God’s impeccable timing
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

God’s impeccable timing

By Eddie Aldape One of the many things I love about CBF is our willingness to form partnerships with other ministries.  In our work, we have personally been involved in several ministry opportunities which enabled us to successfully accomplish great things. There are some instances when outsiders might not consider them great; but to the … Continue reading

Reflecting on the Afghan American Church
CBF Field Personnel / Missions

Reflecting on the Afghan American Church

By Rick Sample This spring during Ramadan, I participated with the Afghan American Church in Fremont, California, for a unique prayer experience.   About 25 people—a mix of Afghan Christian immigrants and local American partners—gathered for a prayer service at the church on a Sunday afternoon to share in prayer for Afghans worldwide. The room was … Continue reading

“Active, messy, argumentative and bossy”
CBF Field Personnel / Literacy

“Active, messy, argumentative and bossy”

By Angel Pittman Inquisitive, curious, creative, a leader. These words hint at a talented and bright student. When we hear these words, we might envision images of students that include high academic achievement and a successful future. Active, messy, argumentative, bossy. These words might suggest a student with behavior issues. Our minds envision a student … Continue reading

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel

With the strength, faith and heart of service of Claudia

By Michelle Norman Often, we hear stories of the impact missions make around the world. They are important stories of God’s work.  But often, we fail to mention the impact that missions have on the missioner. Occasionally, we hear stories of transformation for a participant of a short-term team, but the transformation occurs for long-term … Continue reading

Over the mountains and across the world
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Missions

Over the mountains and across the world

By Grayson Hester CBF field personnel need not travel around the world to feel a world away. Scarlette Jasper, commissioned by CBF in 2014, serves as a rural poverty advocate for the Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative in south-central/southeastern Kentucky and portions of East Tennessee. She’s been there for 35 years, so she knows … Continue reading