CBF Disaster Response during 2020 – Overstretched and Productive
Disaster Response

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.
Disaster Response / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine

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

Responding in a shifting world of COVID-19
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Disaster Response

Responding in a shifting world of COVID-19

Over the next weeks and months, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship will be sharing reflections from our CBF field personnel serving around the world. These are stories of impact and outreach, Gospel-sharing and relationship building, long-term presence and abundant love. The following is a reflection from CBF field personnel Eddy Ruble, who serves in Southeast Asia … Continue reading

Following Hurricane Delta, CBF Disaster Response is doubling down on efforts in Lake Charles
COVID-19 / Disaster Response

Following Hurricane Delta, CBF Disaster Response is doubling down on efforts in Lake Charles

By Rick Burnette Hurricane Laura, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall along the southwest Louisiana coast on August 27, 2020, impacting numerous communities, including Lake Charles, La. High winds devastated the city and surrounding areas. Almost six weeks later, on October 9, Hurricane Delta struck the same region as a Category 2 storm, undoing recent … Continue reading

CBF invites volunteer teams for Lake Charles recovery work in partnership with National Baptists
Disaster Response

CBF invites volunteer teams for Lake Charles recovery work in partnership with National Baptists

September 16, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is inviting volunteer teams to Lake Charles, La., to begin long-term recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura. CBF Disaster Response and state/regional leaders gathered in Lake Charles on September 4 to assess the damage resulting from Hurricane Laura and made … Continue reading

CBF and National Baptist leaders meet, plan for long-term recovery in Lake Charles
Disaster Response / Newsroom / Racial Reconciliation

CBF and National Baptist leaders meet, plan for long-term recovery in Lake Charles

September 4, 2020By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — CBF Disaster Response and state/regional leaders gathered in Lake Charles, La., to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Laura and plan for long-term recovery efforts in collaboration with the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. (NBCA) and its President, Dr. Samuel Tolbert, Jr. Tolbert hosted Cooperative Baptist … Continue reading

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut
Disaster Response / Field Personnel / Newsroom

CBF requests support for urgent relief efforts in Beirut

August 6, 2020 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has provided $5,000 in emergency assistance to support relief efforts following the August 6 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed more than 135 people, injured 5,000 and displaced at least 300,000. CBF field personnel Chaouki and Maha Boulos, who are based in … Continue reading

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks
Disaster Response / Feature / General CBF

How One Church Demonstrates More Effective Crisis Relief in the Form of Backpacks

By Jennifer Colosimo Just over a year ago, First Baptist Church of Dalton, Ga.,  took members on a mission trip to the Florida panhandle to provide relief for those affected by Hurricane Michael. The devastation was immense, and people were left without homes, food, water or much hope. For FBC Dalton, witnessing that immense tragedy … Continue reading