Economic Development Ministries / Poverty & Transformation Ministries

Austin congregation raises funds to build seven wells in Ethiopia

The following post comes from CBF partner church, First Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. AUSTIN, TEXAS– This past Advent season, the congregation of First Baptist Church of Austin challenged themselves to “spend less, in order to give more.”  In the generous spirit of a community that serves in love and compassion, First Austin members participated … Continue reading

Chile Earthquake Response / General CBF / Haiti Ministries / Missions

Dueling Disasters-Haiti vs. Chile

The title of this blog post may seem flippant. That is not my intent. In our fast paced, media driven society we are oftentimes ruled by our computers and TVs, whatever catches and holds our attention, captures our hearts and wallets. Unfortunately, as soon as another breaking story occurs our attention spans break with it. The recent plague … Continue reading

General CBF / Haiti Ministries

Nine-year-old takes action, kicks off Hearts for Haiti

Four days after a deadly 7.0 magnitude earthquake ravaged Haiti, Amanda Kline was riveted by the images of hurt and helplessness she saw. Despite the fact that more than 1,200 miles separated her home in Waynesboro, Va. from the people of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Amanda, age 9, decided to take action. Her inspiration came from past … Continue reading