Our Church is pleased to support CBF Global Missions in moments like these where bearing witness to Jesus Christ takes form through care and sustainability.
Rockie Chick, a resident of McCreary County, Kentucky, was homeless for a year before he met Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel Scarlette Jasper. Most days, he survived by catching squirrels or rabbits and sleeping in a box or wherever he could find shelter. Though there is no easy solution for the cycle of poverty, Jasper says, “The solution to persistent poverty is not a handout; it’s a hand up; it means doing what Jesus did – feeding the poor, clothing those who need clothing, taking care of the sick, but also helping them make sustainable changes that move them into community and opportunities to help their neighbor. It means forming partnerships that will help engage communities in transformational development together.”
– Blake Tommey, collegiate minister at the University of Virginia