N.C. minister Dr. Daynette Snead Perez named as CBF Disaster Response leader
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N.C. minister Dr. Daynette Snead Perez named as CBF Disaster Response leader

May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — An innovative pastor, intercultural ministry entrepreneur and experienced disaster recovery specialist from North Carolina has been selected to provide leadership to the long-term domestic disaster relief and recovery work of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. Rev. Dr. Daynette Snead will serve as the manager of CBF Disaster … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response in the Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian: The Rest of the Story
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CBF Disaster Response in the Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian: The Rest of the Story

By Rick Burnette Hurricane Dorian moved into the northwestern Bahamas on September 1, 2019, and slowly churned across North Abaco and Grand Bahama for the next two days. By the time Dorian moved north, high winds and storm surge from the Category 5 storm left behind widespread property damage and scores of deaths with most … Continue reading

Myanmar in Crisis!
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Myanmar in Crisis!

By Eddy Ruble Myanmar’s military junta has been increasingly ruthless in their attempts to overwhelm and defeat the peaceful civil disobedience movement (CDM) protesters who stand united for democracy and a civilian government in Myanmar.  Saturday marked the deadliest day of the peaceful resistance movement, with 107 people being killed by the military junta, including … Continue reading

CBF encourages gifts to support relief efforts in aftermath of tornadoes
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CBF encourages gifts to support relief efforts in aftermath of tornadoes

March 26, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is encouraging donations to support future relief efforts following the recent tornadoes that impacted communities across multiple states. CBF Global Missions Coordinator Steven Porter emphasized that Cooperative Baptists have a critical role in this moment. “As communities navigate the aftermath of a … Continue reading

The People of Lake Charles are Ready and Waiting
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The People of Lake Charles are Ready and Waiting

By Rick Burnette Kenny Phillips’ fourth trip to hurricane-battered Lake Charles was in early March.   Phillips, who serves as CBF Florida’s Disaster Response Coordinator, visited Lake Charles for the first time soon after Hurricane Laura struck the coast of southwest Louisiana on August 27, 2020.   Transferring a CBF Florida equipment trailer and helping … Continue reading

An Invitation to Carry the Burden of Hurricane-Affected Communities in Southwest Louisiana
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An Invitation to Carry the Burden of Hurricane-Affected Communities in Southwest Louisiana

Not only is Southwest Louisiana continuing to reel from the impact of two hurricanes in September and October, recovery efforts have been hampered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite obstacles, the recovery partnership involving CBF and the National Baptist Churches of America is still on track with the ongoing involvement of LaConya Ceasar, a jointly … Continue reading

CBF Disaster Response during 2020 – Overstretched and Productive
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CBF Disaster Response during 2020 – Overstretched and Productive

By Rick Burnette This past year of 2020 was the most challenging year I have experienced since beginning my role as the CBF Domestic Disaster Response Manager in 2018, due to the combination of COVID-19 and the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record. We were relieved when the 2020 hurricane season finally faded way, … Continue reading

Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.
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Baton Rouge church joins CBF-National Baptist Hurricane Recovery Efforts in Lake Charles, La.

By Caleb Mynatt As the winds stirred and the sky turned to black on August 27, 2020, the citizens of Lake Charles, La., were confronted with a reality that is all too familiar. Hurricanes hitting the Louisiana coast have become an almost annual occurrence these days, but not often does a Hurricane Laura, a Category … Continue reading