Showing God’s Love in San Francisco
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Feature

Showing God’s Love in San Francisco

By Caleb Mynatt Moving to a new place is hard. Integrating into a new culture is harder. Doing both at the same time feels almost impossible; but it’s what thousands of international immigrants and refugees do every year in the United States. For some, it’s exciting. For some, it’s frightening. For others, cultural insecurity and … Continue reading

A Cup of Cold Water: CBF field personnel in California share acts of compassion in the face of COVID-19
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Feature / Fellowship! Magazine

A Cup of Cold Water: CBF field personnel in California share acts of compassion in the face of COVID-19

By Melody Harrell “We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God’s messenger. Accepting someone’s help is as good as … Continue reading

Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis
CBF Field Personnel / Feature / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Extending Hope and Hospitality in the Heartland: CBF field personnel create community with immigrants and refugees in St. Louis

By Grayson Hester Our country has never been more divided. Or, so our recent public discourse would have us think. Discounting the U.S. Civil War in the 1860s, it seems that our political camps have never been more firmly entrenched, our ideologies never more diametric. And while this may be true, we may also be … Continue reading

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Want to help Pastor Navarro serve immigrants? Send backpacks

By Marv Knox If you’ve been wondering how to directly help immigrants seeking asylum in the United States, Pastor Carlos Navarro can tell you how to lend a hand. Actually, how to lend a backpack. Navarro and Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville operate an immigrant relief shelter (and Fellowship Southwest provided the funds to build a … Continue reading

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories
Fellowship Southwest / immigration

For International Migrant Day, nine immigrants’ stories

This Friday, Dec. 18, is International Migrants Day. To help us understand immigrants, Fellowship Southwest’s Elket Rodríguez interviewed nine Christian immigrants in different stages of their immigration process. These immigrants represent different countries, races, ethnicities and religious traditions. Some are asylum seekers living in migrant shelters in Mexico, just across the southern border of the … Continue reading

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry
Advent / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry

By Elket Rodríguez Shared understanding of weakness and vulnerability prompted a Houston church to support a ministry to refugees in Matamoros, Mexico—just across the border from Brownsville, Texas. As Pastor Eleuterio González responded to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced him to close an immigrant shelter in Matamoros, Pastor David Deulofeu prepared to bless González’s ministry … Continue reading

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border
Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Take a heartbreaking, inspiring trip with FSW along the U.S.-Mexico border

By Elket Rodríguez Despite COVID-19’s grinding misery, pastors who form the backbone of Fellowship Southwest’s ministry to immigrants are adapting to an ever-changing refugee flow and escalating needs of some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Lorenzo Ortiz comforts immigrants torn apart by trauma and despair in Nuevo Laredo, just across the Rio Grande from … Continue reading

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

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund
bold faith / COVID-19 / Fellowship Southwest / immigration

Immigrants witness “miracle,” thanks to Hearts4Kids & CBF’s coronavirus fund

By Marv Knox When the COVID-19 pandemic forced many nonprofits in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley to shut down, Hearts4Kids rallied volunteers to take up the slack. And thanks to Cooperative Baptist Fellowship donors, the CBF Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund fueled the effort for almost a month. “H4K’s mission is to stay committed and focused to … Continue reading