Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global Mission Fund


For many Romany people, the Bible is unapproachable. With an oral rather than a written culture, Roma often must rely on what they hear about Jesus. CBF field personnel Kieth Holmes and Mary van Rheenen, a husband and wife team living in the Netherlands, create Christian films, children's cartoons and audio recordings of the Bible in major Romany languages. And for the first time many Romany adults and children - often referred to as Gypsies - are finding hope in the Good News that God loves them. Click to learn more...
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Every day, thousands of children spend their time on the street of Kiev, Ukraine. These children eat most of their meals from a dumpster and sniff glue so they don't have to think about how cold, hungry, or lonely they are. When Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Gennady and Mina Podgaisky moved to Ukraine in 2002 to start their ministry, they were overwhelmed and worried for the street children of Kiev, but they were also determined to turn their tears into drops of hope. Click to learn more...
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Every year, tens of thousands of refugees and immigrants flock to Canada's major cities -- Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Many of them will go unnoticed or ignored. Many will struggle with loneliness or depression. Very few of them will ever year the story of Jesus Christ. But CBF field personnel Kim and Marc Wyatt are out to change this picture. They believe Christ called us to love strangers, and daily they welcome these new neighbors into God's family. Click to learn more...





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So often, war affects children the most. In Democratic Republic of the Congo, where more than 5 million died in prolonged violence, many children were orphaned or traumatized. Others barely escaped as their houses were burned. And many were forced to become child soldiers. As part of their ministry to African refugees and people in crisis, CBF field personnel Jade and Shelah Acker are partnering to help children return to school and to eventually rebuild their communities and lives. Click to learn more...
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Shane and Dianne McNary live in Kosice, Slovakia, where they work with Roma people, more commonly referred to as gypsies. This community has been marginalized in Slovakia for more than 600 years. In this work, the McNary's passion meets God's mission as they live as neighbors and seek to be the presence of Christ among the Roma people. Click to learn more...







In underground tunnels and basements of high-rise apartment buildings, the street children of Kiev sleep in the warmest places they can find. But in bitter Ukrainian winters, it's never warm enough. Worn jackets and shoes with holes only help so much. Often, many of these orphans and runaways go to sleep cold, hungry, and wondering if anyone cares. Gennady and Mina Podgaisky serve as CBF field personnel transforming the lives of Ukrainian street children by forming relationships, providing basic necessities and helping those who want to move off the streets. Click to learn more...





When Macarena Aldape cleans the wounds or treats a rash, her Banjara patients - some of India's most marginalized people - often ask her why she is helping them. Macarena - who serves as one of the CBF's field personnel with her husband, Eddie - tells them, "The same God who created you create me and loves us." While the Aldapes are the presence Christ to those so often ignored and neglected, Sam Bandela - also CBF field personnel in India - helps start churches and equip Christians all over India and its neighboring countries. "All that we do is helping people come to know the Lord, giving birth to a new church," Sam said. Click to learn more...
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Cindy Ruble will never forget that day in 2007 when the morning was interrupted by the earth rumbling and the house shaking. One earthquake followed another that day in West Sumatra, Indonesia, where she and her husband, Eddy, were ministering as CBF field personnel. Just two years later another major earthquake would shake the island, killing many and destroying thousands of homes, schools and lives. Today, the Rubles are rebuilding hope and changing lives. They your help. Click to learn more...










To learn more about how to support and give to these CBF mission efforts, contact Ruth Demby.