‘Tis the season for presents and presence
CBF Field Personnel / Missions / offering for global missions

‘Tis the season for presents and presence

By Nell Green Perhaps you have noticed that we have a new tagline for the Offering for Global Missions, “Because Presence Matters.” While I was discussing with others the tagline, my four-year-old grandson was in the office playing. He appeared to be absorbed in what he was doing. Suddenly in response to my saying on … Continue reading

CBF Global Missions resumes career field appointments, calls Elket Rodríguez to serve in U.S.-Mexico border region
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CBF Global Missions resumes career field appointments, calls Elket Rodríguez to serve in U.S.-Mexico border region

December 13, 2021By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Following a two-year pause due to the pandemic, CBF Global Missions has resumed career field service appointments with the selection of Elket Rodríguez to serve as CBF field personnel with communities and migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border. Rodríguez, a native of Puerto Rico and attorney in Harlingen, … Continue reading

Reflecting on Transformation
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Reflecting on Transformation

By Anna Anderson I have worn my hair short for over 40 years.  But In 2019, with a college reunion plan and a late year family wedding, I decided I wanted to “do something different with my hair.”   Always, a most certain kiss of death.  You don’t just “do something different” with coarse, thick, naturally … Continue reading

God’s impeccable timing
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God’s impeccable timing

By Eddie Aldape One of the many things I love about CBF is our willingness to form partnerships with other ministries.  In our work, we have personally been involved in several ministry opportunities which enabled us to successfully accomplish great things. There are some instances when outsiders might not consider them great; but to the … Continue reading

Seeking Transformational Development: Transformed in the Process
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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

Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ: Establishing Friendships
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Bearing Witness to Jesus Christ: Establishing Friendships

A field personnel in Asia has spent the last two decades helping to translate scripture into a local language. This work has borne fruit as the Bible in a local dialect is now available. This is wonderful, but equally thrilling is the opportunity to share faith with those who have become friends and a surrogate … Continue reading

Cultivating Beloved Community: Collaborative Expression
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Cultivating Beloved Community: Collaborative Expression

CBF field personnel, Jonathan Bailey is a musician. He plays the cello. Though he is not a professional musician, music has been an integral part of Jonathan’s life.  Recently Jonathan reflected on the opening lines to Robert Frost’s poem, “Mending Wall.”. “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,And spills … Continue reading

Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence
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Global Migration: A Welcoming Presence

The refrain and melody ring in his head: “If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.”  CBF field personnel, Eddie Aldape wished he could get this song from the old television program to quit playing in his mind. But the song comes unbidden as he walks alongside the refugees and immigrants … Continue reading