By Jennifer Colosimo Shortly after Marc Wyatt, CBF field personnel in North Carolina, sends a hopeful email to a group at his church, he starts to see God at work. A request to help a local Ukrainian family with groceries, toiletries, etc., results in an overwhelming fulfillment of those needs, but also unveils how close … Continue reading
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CBF advocates applaud President Biden for raising refugee ceiling
May 3, 2021 By Aaron Weaver DECATUR, Ga. — Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders welcomed President Biden’s announcement that his administration will raise the refugee ceiling to 62,500 people this fiscal year and plans to set a goal of 125,000 refugee admissions for fiscal year 2022. This decision comes following President Biden signing an emergency determination … Continue reading
Hannah Turner begins Global Service Corps work alongside Wyatts in N.C.
By Ashleigh Bugg Global migration is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century. Millions of neighbors are on the move due to political persecution, natural disasters from climate change, sustained war and conflict, food and water insecurity, and ethnic cleansing based on racism and xenophobia. To address issues of global migration and poverty, … Continue reading
CBF Coronavirus fund blesses immigrants in Central Texas
By Marv Knox Immigrant families in Central Texas have roofs over their heads, food on their tables and utilities in their homes, thanks to La Puerta Waco and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s Coronavirus Emergency Relief Fund. CBF established the coronavirus fund shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began inflicting its wrath globally. The catastrophe particularly harmed … Continue reading
Welcoming the Stranger in Unwelcoming Time
By Chris Hughes For Rev. Mark Mofield, it was a pregnant moment full of possibilities for faith and politics to collide right in the middle of his church, and for things to get messy. As senior pastor of Temple Baptist Church, a CBF-affiliated congregation in Durham, N.C., he and the church’s deacon team had just … Continue reading
Raleigh congregation serves refugee and immigrant community through VBS
By Blake Tommey A colossal nine-by-12-foot canvas hangs in the narthex of Trinity Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, bearing the painted handprints of more than 150 children. For each handprint, there’s a name and one God-given gift that each offers to his or her community—a prompt issued to every child who attended missions sessions at Trinity’s Vacation Bible School in June. … Continue reading
Canadian Baptists working in Haiti reported safe
A team consisting of three Canadian Baptist Churches (Eglise Evangelique Baptiste d’Ottawa, FBC Leamington and Eglise Evangelique Baptiste d’Montreal) have been in Port au Prince for several days concluding work related to the refugee migration and relief efforts we partner with here in central Canada. Please pray for these Canadian brothers and sisters. The team was expected to return tomorrow in time for two consultations directed at further relief and evangelistic efforts in Haiti and the establishment of two shelters (Matthew Houses) here in Ottawa and Montreal respectively. The team will not return in time for these meetings now but everyone wants to go forward anyway.