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From the monthly archives: November 2014

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Counting our Blessings at Thanksgiving by Nell Green

1 Chronicles in the Old Testament offers this little tidbit about a man named Jabez. “Jabez was honored more than his brothers; and his mother named him Jabez, saying, “Because I bore him pain.” Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from hurt and harm!” And God granted what he asked.” 

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A Coach's Prayer by Kim Wyatt, CBF Field Personnel

I’ve begun mentoring mentors, coaching a group of college students in their new outreach to vulnerable girls in a Research Triangle apartment complex. The program’s design is to help prevent school age high-risk refugee and foster care girls from possible abuse and domestic trafficking. Very excited to be asked to help with this, especially since my daughter, Rebecca worked with a campus minister to create it over the summer. Rebecca thinks it’s ironic that her mother is now helping a ministry she created take its first baby steps. 

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Last Call by PT, CBF Field Personnel

Have you ever been in a place where the words, “LAST CALL” at the end of the night have an urgent ring to them?  This is it…the last chance…It’s NOW or NEVER! Things are closing down.  These words invoke a response.

Hold that thought… and come with me to the 4 gospels of Jesus Christ.

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Why do they come? by Sue Smith, CBF Field Personnel/LUCHA Ministries

LivingWhen asked why she had emigrated to the United States from Nicaragua, a friend once told me, "Someone in my family -- an aunt, an uncle, a cousin -- has always gone north [to the U.S.] to work, to earn a decent salary and to send money back home to help support the rest of us. Especially the children, so they can stay in school and get a good education, and the ancianos who are getting older and can no longer earn a living. It was my turn, and I came." 

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Health Fair Becomes Opportunity for Young Volunteer to Shine by Sue Smith, CBF Field Personnel/LUCHA Ministries

VolunteerTen-year-old Jessica Camacho is a take-charge type of volunteer. Give her a task, and she does it. She's organized, efficient, and not afraid to take initiative. And if that's not enough, she's bilingual.

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