Together for Hope celebrates 20th anniversary at Dallas Assembly
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Together for Hope celebrates 20th anniversary at Dallas Assembly

June 30, 2022 By CBF Communications DALLAS —Together for Hope hosted a Celebration Banquet on Wednesday, June 29, in conjunction with the CBF General Assembly in Dallas, Texas, where staff and coalition members shared successes, personal testimonies, and new initiatives being developed. Together for Hope (TFH) is a rural development coalition that combats persistent poverty … Continue reading

Karen Williams Named Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas
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Karen Williams Named Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas

Karen Williams, a native of Helena-West Helena, Ark., has been named the new Executive Director for Together for Hope Arkansas. Williams is a 1975 graduate of Central High School. She graduated with an Associate’s degree from Northern Oklahoma College and Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University. She has earned a Master’s degree in Human Services in Counseling … Continue reading

Over the mountains and across the world
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Over the mountains and across the world

By Grayson Hester CBF field personnel need not travel around the world to feel a world away. Scarlette Jasper, commissioned by CBF in 2014, serves as a rural poverty advocate for the Together for Hope Rural Poverty Initiative in south-central/southeastern Kentucky and portions of East Tennessee. She’s been there for 35 years, so she knows … Continue reading

Together for Hope-Louisiana leader Larry Foy looks to create ‘army of leaders’ to serve community
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Together for Hope-Louisiana leader Larry Foy looks to create ‘army of leaders’ to serve community

By Caleb Mynatt As a child, Lawrence “Larry” Foy lived right across from a church. He wanted absolutely nothing to do with it. At his childhood home in Winnsboro, Louisiana, when folks were at the church, Foy would go out the backdoor of his house to avoid even speaking to the churchgoers right across the … Continue reading

“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary
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“Do not lose heart,” Baxley tells Cooperative Baptists during Friday plenary

August 27, 2021By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DECATUR, Ga. — “Do not lose heart.” Citing the Apostle Paul, CBF Executive Coordinator delivered this message to attendees during the Friday morning plenary session of the 2021 General Assembly as he focused his remarks on the challenges of the past 18 months. In his Executive Coordinator … Continue reading

Samaritan Ministry joins hands with Together for Hope Appalachia
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Samaritan Ministry joins hands with Together for Hope Appalachia

by Grayson Hester To tell this story about a ministry in the Knoxville, Tenn., area in 2021, we have to travel back in time to rural Indiana in 2015. Scott County, Indiana, a majority-white, rural, working-class area, only notable, as many such counties are, for not being very notable, suddenly found itself the epicenter of … Continue reading

A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call
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A Prayer Card and a Random Phone Call

By Anna Anderson When we are asked to submit prayer requests for the monthly Prayer Associates guide that goes out to a large segment of the CBF churches, individuals and other supporters, we never really know who reads these requests or where they end up going.   Last fall, in our work with the benevolence ministry … Continue reading

Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky
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Support, Hope, and Home in Kentucky

Scarlette Jasper serves as CBF field personnel in South Central, South Eastern Kentucky and in East Tennessee. Jasper was commissioned in 2014 as part of CBF’s Together for Hope Rural Poverty initiative. A large part of Jasper’s ministry focus is financial advocacy and literacy. She provides community financial education workshops and one on one budget and … Continue reading

Our God for whom nothing is impossible
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Our God for whom nothing is impossible

By Rachel Gunter Shapard 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with … Continue reading