Global Church: One Body, One Spirit
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Global Church: One Body, One Spirit

“One more song, just one more! Please!”  “I want to share a word of testimony.”  “Allow me to share this scripture.”  The service lasted for three hours. Bethlehem Baptist Church in Moldova baptized 11 new Romany believers, male and female, young and old.  Field personnel, Mary van Rheenen and her husband, Keith Holmes, CBF Mission … Continue reading

Language Learning & Deepening Relationships
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Language Learning & Deepening Relationships

By Laura Foushee When we began our practicum period at Tokiwadai Baptist Church in Japan in the spring of 2019, it was natural for us to begin practicing our Japanese Christian language through preaching. Sermons, though time-consuming, offered us a way to take time to write, have manuscripts edited, and practice our speaking fluidity and … Continue reading

Gratefulness for CBF from Northern Africa
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Gratefulness for CBF from Northern Africa

By Karen When I moved to Northern Africa to begin my service with the local church as CBF field personnel, I invested the first two years in getting equipped for my long-term ministry. I enrolled in full-time language courses (French and local Arabic dialect) so that I could communicate well in my service and in … Continue reading

Hope & Hospitality that Create Roots: Sanela’s Story
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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
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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

South Carolina pastor joins CBF development staff; Long-time field personnel Green shifts service to OGM
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South Carolina pastor joins CBF development staff; Long-time field personnel Green shifts service to OGM

April 20, 2021 By Jeff Huett DECATUR ─ Seeking to better serve congregations as they join God’s work in the world in partnership with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, CBF announced today the addition of two strategic staff roles in the Fellowship. A pastor active in CBF life with more than 20 years serving partner congregations … Continue reading

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

The Impact of Hope and Hospitality: John’s Story
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The Impact of Hope and Hospitality: John’s Story

By Grayson Hester What do the far-flung countries of Egypt, Sweden and Belgium have in common? A man named John. John, who attends Christus Voor Alle Naties (Christ for All Nations), a church planted by Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Janée Angel and her husband, Hary, in Antwerp, Belgium, feels called to minister to the … Continue reading