CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist
Missions / Internationals Ministries / Featured

CBF Encourager Church initiative a natural fit for Crescent Hill Baptist

By Grayson Hester Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky., officially joined CBF’s Encourager Church initiative in 2019. But it had been doing the work of field personnel encouragement years before that. “Our Encourager Church program came about naturally. It wasn’t something we sought out particularly,” said Andrea Woolley, co-pastor and minister of spiritual formation, … Continue reading

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable
Featured / General CBF / immigration

Rosalío Sosa heeds God’s call to minister to migrants, fight racial injustice, advocate for the vulnerable

By Elket Rodríguez Rosalío Sosa sat ringside when boxing legends Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield battled for the world heavyweight title in 1997. As millions watched the sluggers, Sosa waged his own fight, struggling with God’s call to ministry. Holyfield defeated Tyson, and Sosa surrendered to God, although he felt like the winner. Twenty-four years … Continue reading

Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process

It was a simple request. Would Greg and Sue Smith be able to provide some school supplies for Carmen’s two children?  That was years ago. Through LUCHA Ministries, the Smiths were able to provide supplies that year and for many years following. Occasional food assistance was needed. The Smiths came alongside the family, helping them … Continue reading

The war has ended. Our welcome must continue.
CBF Field Personnel / Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

The war has ended. Our welcome must continue.

By Grayson Hester After 20 years elapsed, scores of lives lost, and trillions of dollars spent, America’s longest war, staged primarily in Afghanistan, is over. The Pentagon heralded its conclusion, rather somberly, by tweeting a picture of a military helicopter carrying the last remaining American service members out of the country. A conflict that started … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Field Personnel / General CBF / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story

By Andrew Nash Sanela doesn’t read or write English. So, without the help of CBF field personnel Sasha Zivanov, she would not have been able to pass the computer test that landed her the job at Walmart that feeds her family.  “When I was starting out, I had to take pictures of the questions and … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story
CBF Field Personnel / CBF Missouri / Featured / Fellowship! Magazine / offering for global missions

Hope & Hospitality that Feel Like Family: Mirsada’s Story

By Andrew Nash Mirsada’s parents had a plan to escape from the Bosnian Civil War. The first step was getting to Germany. The second step was getting arrested intentionally.  “When we came to Germany, we had to actually go to the bus station and act like we didn’t have money to pay for tickets so … Continue reading

How God used a misunderstanding to keep unused vaccine from being thrown away
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Field Personnel / Field Personnel Columns / refugees

How God used a misunderstanding to keep unused vaccine from being thrown away

“God had sent us to the wrong pharmacy; but it actually turned out to be the right pharmacy. We accidentally had sent a young man to a place that had a leftover vaccination that was going to be thrown out.

The pharmacist was thrilled that we called; the young Karen man was thrilled to get the vaccination; and we were amazed at how God used a misunderstanding to keep an unused vaccination from being thrown away, giving an unexpected, much-needed vaccination to a Karen refugee.” Continue reading

CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape share faith & friendship to immigrants in Albacete, Spain
CBF Field Personnel / COVID-19 / Featured / immigration / Internationals Ministries / Missions / refugees

CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape share faith & friendship to immigrants in Albacete, Spain

By Caleb Mynatt For nearly two decades, CBF field personnel Eddie and Macarena Aldape have made a career of showing hospitality and love to the people who need it most. Just ask Isabel Garcia. As a refugee from Latin America, Garcia and her children fled to Spain in search of a better life. Between political … Continue reading