CBF Season of Prayer and Global Missions Offering
Because Presence Matters (Luke 24:13-25)
RRCB Goal: $10,000
The mission God gave us to share the Gospel in word and deed has never been more important than it is now. When you give to the Offering for Global Missions, you support the long-term presence of field personnel in 19 countries as they cultivate beloved community, bear witness to Jesus Christ and seek transformational development among people and places otherwise forgotten and forsaken by the world.
100% of your gift to the Offering will support CBF Field Personnel serving in the U.S. and around the world. You may give to the Offering by using one of the envelopes in the pews and dropping it in the offering plate, mailing a check to the church office, or giving online at rrcb.org/give-online.
“I am grateful to the Offering for Global Missions because it enables me to walk alongside people as they explore faith in Christ even amidst their doubts. We do this through a new worship expression created in partnership with a local church called Mosaic.” —Michelle Norman, Field Personnel in Barcelona, Spain
“I am grateful to the Offering for Global Missions because it enables me to work with wonderful pastors like Nelson Araujo of First Baptist Church of Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain to share the love of Christ.” —Matt Norman, Field Personnel in Barcelona, Spain
Matt and Michelle Norman are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel serving in Barcelona, Spain. The southern European city of Barcelona has seen diverse growth in population, including large numbers of refugees, immigrants from around the world.
“I am grateful for the Offering for Global Missions because it allows the local church to partner with the global church.” —Lauren Bass, Field Personnel in Cambodia
David and Lauren Bass serve as Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel and minister alongside the Cambodia Baptist Union in its dramatic church planting efforts. Through pastor training programs and opportunities for economic development, the Basses endeavor to help equip Cambodian pastors to sustainably engage their communities.
“I am grateful for the Offering for Global Missions because it allows me to demonstrate God’s love.” —Eddie & Macarena Adalpe, Field Personnel in Albacete, Spain
Eddie and Macarena Aldape are Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel ministering to immigrants and students in Albacete, Spain. After serving 13 years in India among the Banjara, the Aldapes arrived in Spain in December 2015 where they are launching Centro de Esperanza (The Hope Center) to assist immigrants through the registration processes language acquisition, culture simulation and directing them to local organizations that can meet their immediate needs.
“I am grateful to the Offering for Global Missions because it allows me to walk alongside refugee preschoolers and their families in our Ready for School program as they transition to life here and prepare to enter Kindergarten.” —Karen Morrow, Field Personnel in Fort Worth, Texas
Karen Morrow is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel ministering among internationals and refugees who have been forced to flee their home countries due to violence and persecution and are being resettled in Texas. Hoping for a better life in a new country, they often find themselves overwhelmed and alone. Karen and partnering churches are the welcoming presence of Christ to refugees.
Karen’s ministry is simple. It involves everyday moments, life experiences and sharing the love of Christ by being a friend and welcoming new neighbors.