CBF missions doubles down on long-term presence

A new funding plan for CBF Global Missions eliminates distinctions between self-funded and fully funded personnel.

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IMB layoffs hit home office

The Southern Baptist International Mission Board announced Jan. 14 the elimination of its stateside communications department.

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Many are surprised to learn that human trafficking is a problem within the U.S. (Creative Commons photo)
Many are surprised to learn that human trafficking is a problem within the U.S. (Creative Commons photo)

Baptists team up to combat domestic human trafficking

Efforts also are underway to educate more churches and individiuals about the scope of the problem, which some incorrectly believe is only an overseas one.

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Paris is home to a wide array of local and ethnic Christian churches, which CBF field personnel are attempting to bring into spiritual harmony. (Creative Commons photo by Yann Caradec)
Paris is home to a wide array of local and ethnic Christian churches, which CBF field personnel are attempting to bring into spiritual harmony. (Creative Commons photo by Yann Caradec)

Couple creating church ‘Mosaic’ from diversity in Paris

CBF field personnel Julie and David Brown are working to overcome cultural and racial differences that divide some Christians and churches in Paris. Often that means welcoming immigrants and refugees.

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Buckner has helped residents in the Mexican state of Chiapas to achieve family, spiritual and economic health. (Photos by Russ Dilday, Buckner International)
Buckner has helped residents in the Mexican state of Chiapas to achieve family, spiritual and economic health. (Photos by Russ Dilday, Buckner International)

In Chiapas, faith transforms lives in the ‘Rock Crusher’

The lives of a young Mexican woman and her family have been transformed in a way that is impacting the surrounding community.

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Amie Singleton hugs Rwandan orphan John Hope on his arrival at DFW International Airport. (Photos courtesy of Emily Turner)
Amie Singleton hugs Rwandan orphan John Hope on his arrival at DFW International Airport. (Photos courtesy of Emily Turner)

American adopts ‘son,’ 21, during Africa mission trip

 A routine mission trip turned into a life-transforming journey for a Baptist woman and a sight-impaired Rwandan orphaned by tragedy.

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Homeless items stolen from church

Members of Valley View Church in Louisville, Ky., are asking whoever stole a trailer full of donated items intended for the homeless to give it back.

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Mission teams from the South Africa Ministry Network spent a week in July working at the Thembelethu Care Organization, a Christian ministry for orphans and vulnerable children impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Photos courtesy of CBF)
Mission teams from the South Africa Ministry Network spent a week in July working at the Thembelethu Care Organization, a Christian ministry for orphans and vulnerable children impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (Photos courtesy of CBF)

Seeing where God is at work in South Africa, Baptists from U.S. join in

Adopting a ‘pilgrim posture,’ a group ministers to those who serve abandoned children and AIDS victims in South Africa.

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In a classroom at the Ruth School, Roma children are given opportunities to receive an education that does not discriminate based on their cultural background. They are taught to read and write in the Roma language and Romanian as a means to succeed in society. (CBF photos)
In a classroom at the Ruth School, Roma children are given opportunities to receive an education that does not discriminate based on their cultural background. They are taught to read and write in the Roma language and Romanian as a means to succeed in society. (CBF photos)

School, outreach open a ‘whole new world’ to Roma children

The Ruth School seeks to help children from the shunned minority in Romania integrate into the communities.

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When a minister was told he could not send food to children in North Korea, he sent soccer balls instead. (Creative Commons photo by James Boyes)
When a minister was told he could not send food to children in North Korea, he sent soccer balls instead. (Creative Commons photo by James Boyes)

Creativity, patience needed to minister overseas

When North Korea suddenly banned food donations for children, a Korean-American Baptist minister sent soccer balls instead. He and others say overseas ministry often requires a cool head and solution-based thinking to succeed. 

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