Food in Jesus’ Name
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Food in Jesus’ Name

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 Rick and Lita Sample, who serve in … Continue reading

The Impact of Abundant Life: Rosalie’s Story
Feature / Field Personnel / Missions / refugees

The Impact of Abundant Life: Rosalie’s Story

By CBF Communications “God has sent so many people into my life. That’s how I’ve experienced God’s love.” These are the words of Rosalie, a refugee from Zaire who now lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Nearly 25 years ago, when 9-year-old Rosalie and her family fled violence in Zaire in 1996, God sent United Nations workers … 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

In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North African country
COVID-19 / Feature / Field Personnel

In unprecedented crisis, CBF field personnel finds unprecedented opportunity in North African country

By Sara Crocker  “I’m just so tired of this,” Karen immediately responded when I asked about her experience in quarantine. The North African country in which Karen serves was officially locked down beginning March 20. That lockdown lasted until June 24 when some restrictions began to be slightly lifted. Karen celebrated by taking a picture … Continue reading

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music
Feature / Field Personnel / General CBF

Roma Voices Project Amplifies Community through Music

By Grayson Hester  Some say that music is the universal language, a dialect all people can speak and understand. Well, if that’s the case, then the Roma people are fluent. Historically transient and internationally oppressed, the Roma people, located all over the world but heavily concentrated in Eastern Europe, are repeatedly denied expression of their … Continue reading

Food Dumping in a Food Desert: Irony in Florida’s Tomato Capitol
COVID-19 / Field Personnel

Food Dumping in a Food Desert: Irony in Florida’s Tomato Capitol

By Rick Burnette  Friday, June 12 Friday afternoon, June 12, was scorching hot in Immokalee, Florida. Practicing social distancing, we were sharing food with a few hundred residents in the parking lot of Misión Peniel – a food pantry ministry supported by Southwest Florida PC(USA) congregations. Off to the side, a few staff from Doctors … Continue reading

New Friends and Answered Prayers
COVID-19 / Featured / Field Personnel

New Friends and Answered Prayers

By Ashleigh Bugg It wasn’t your typical Bible study. Six children and several adults stared into their respective webcams as they chatted, played games and asked questions about one another. Through the use of the video-call platform, Zoom, the children were able to cross cultural and geographical lines to form together, even in the midst of … Continue reading

Has the White Evangelical Church Become One of the Bible’s Most Despicable Villains? Conversations from Advocacy in Action 2020, Part 1
advocacy / Podcast

Has the White Evangelical Church Become One of the Bible’s Most Despicable Villains? Conversations from Advocacy in Action 2020, Part 1

By Andy Hale The Exodus narrative is one of the most familiar passages in the Judeo-Christian text. We all know the story of Moses, Pharaoh, the Plagues, and the Red Sea (Yam Suph) crossing. As one delves deeper into the text, the early signs of ancient oppression rise to the surface as one encounters the … Continue reading

Everything changes
Field Personnel / racial justice / Racial Reconciliation

Everything changes

By Missy Ward Angalla My husband is black. Not African American, but Ugandan. We met volunteering together nine years ago. We connected over our passion for God, helping refugees, our passion for ministry, among other things. We fell in love, eventually got married and have been ministering together with and among refugee and Ugandan communities … Continue reading