December 1-31

“If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.” – Isaiah 58:10

The 2014-2015 CBF Offering for Global Missions Emphasis is #EndHunger. CBF engages in God’s mission with and among the most neglected and least evangelized people on earth. Through the work of field personnel and through CBF’s rural poverty initiative, Together for Hope, the Fellowship is helping to #EndHunger with partners across the United States and around the world. Your gifts to CBF’s Offering for Global Missions helps #EndHunger and impacts CBF’s global missions work meeting other needs worldwide including work in Fredericksburg, Virginia and Lebanon.

Make a Christmas Offering online or with an envelope in pew racks of the Sanctuary.

Fredericksburg, Virginia: A Holistic Christian Response

A Christian response to #EndHunger requires more than providing food. It’s about protecting the dignity of those in need and meeting physical, social, spiritual, mental, and emotional needs. For Greg and Sue Smith, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Field Personnel serving the Latino community of Fredericksburg, Va., it’s meeting people wherever they are. With support from CBF’s Offering for Global Missions, since 2006, the Smiths have worked in partnership with the Fellowship, the Virginia Baptist Mission Board and Fredericksburg Baptist Church to meet the challenges of immigrants. The Smiths founded LUCHA ministries, which in English means “struggle.” To combat hunger, LUCHA ministries maintains a food pantry and partners with the local food bank, churches and individuals to provide culturally appropriate food to the Latino community.