Global humanity in an inhumane world: CBF field personnel respond to the war in Ukraine
CBF Field Personnel / Featured / Ukraine 2022

Global humanity in an inhumane world: CBF field personnel respond to the war in Ukraine

By Grayson Hester The war in Ukraine, which began with an invasion that Russian President Vladimir Putin expected to last three or four days at most, has now dragged on for more than a month. This is due in large part to the resilience and indefatigability of the Ukrainian people, whose spirits have stayed the … Continue reading

Refugee resettlement process reveals trauma, uncertainty, awkwardness and hope
CBF Field Personnel

Refugee resettlement process reveals trauma, uncertainty, awkwardness and hope

By Marv Knox An attempt to help resettle Ukrainians in western North Carolina has prompted a halting-but-hopeful learning experience for both the refugee family and the Cooperative Baptists trying to assist them. The Bochevars—Kate and Peter and their 16-year-old son, Daniel, and 9-year-old daughter, Eliza—have been living with distant relatives in Arden, N.C., about 10 … Continue reading

A Cord of Three Strands: CBF weaves durable response to Ukrainian crisis
Featured / Missions / Ukraine 2022

A Cord of Three Strands: CBF weaves durable response to Ukrainian crisis

By Marv Knox The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has woven biblical wisdom—“a cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart” (Ecclesiastes 4:12)—into its response to war in Ukraine. When Russia attacked Ukraine, the Fellowship braided together three resources for compassionate ministry:  It quickly deployed Europe-based field personnel to support relief for Ukrainian refugees and internally … Continue reading

Cooperative Baptists invited to testify, press on together at Dallas Assembly
General Assembly 2022 / Newsroom

Cooperative Baptists invited to testify, press on together at Dallas Assembly

June 29, 2022 By Aaron Weaver and Carrie Harris DALLAS — Cooperative Baptists were invited to testify and “press on through the fire together” during the opening worship service of the 2022 CBF General Assembly held virtually and in-person in Dallas. Courtney Stamey, senior pastor of Northside Baptist Church in Clinton, Miss., preached from the … Continue reading

Stella Perrin gives her best gift to Ukrainian refugees; she hears them
Missions / Ukraine 2022

Stella Perrin gives her best gift to Ukrainian refugees; she hears them

By Marv Knox Mission projects often require volunteers to do all kinds of activities. During Stella Perrin’s recent trip to serve Ukrainian war refugees in Moldova, she did what she does best. She listened. Perrin participated in typical mission-trip projects—caring for children, cleaning up after meals, attending worship and even landscaping. But she also ministered … Continue reading

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – April 26
Newsroom / Ukraine 2022

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – April 26

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. More than 1,000 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state/regional organizations have contributed to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund. These gifts exceeding $700,000 are making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as CBF field personnel and ministry partners help provide … Continue reading

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – April 12
CBF Field Personnel / Ukraine 2022

Update from CBF’s Ukraine Response Efforts – April 12

By Aaron Weaver Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are working to provide relief to Ukrainians. More than 1,000 Cooperative Baptist individuals, churches, partners and state/regional organizations have contributed to CBF’s Ukraine Relief Fund. These gifts exceeding $400,000 are making an impact in Ukraine and across Europe as CBF field personnel and ministry partners help provide … Continue reading

CBF’s Eddie Aldape works long days to move Ukrainian refugees through Slovakia
CBF Field Personnel / Feature / Ukraine 2022

CBF’s Eddie Aldape works long days to move Ukrainian refugees through Slovakia

By Jennifer Colosimo Three hundred kilometers. That’s the average round trip Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Eddie Aldape often makes as he transports goods and people to and from the Ukrainian border towns in Slovakia. There, 250,000 Ukrainian refugees have come since early March—some for a few days as they connect with family and friends … Continue reading