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From the monthly archives: June 2016

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Afghan Community Shows Support for Orlando Victims by Rick Sample

CBF field personnel Rick Sample attended an inter-faith vigil for Orlando in Fremont, CA, hosted by Fremont’s large Afghan community.  Lita and Rick Sample have served among San Francisco Bay Area’s Muslim internationals for fourteen years.  Rick says that local Afghan-American immigrants have told him that they abhor the violence and stand with all Americans against terrorism.


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Building Relationships by Carol Shattuck

A few weeks ago I joined my friends from South Main Baptist Church to go deliver food baskets to refugees. Butch and Nell Green, CBF Field Personnel in partnership with Interfaith Ministries, led the endeavor. It was pivotal moment for me as I met and began to get to know a refugee family from Iraq.  

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Tammy Goes to Houston! Part 3 by Tammy Ekrut

You can still feel the oppression in the walls but Cat’s group prays and prays hard.  Two rooms in the museum are set up to represent a cantina like the ones currently in business in the Latino areas of town and a room as it would have been before the raid.  They are chilling.

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Tammy Goes to Houston! Part 2 by Tammy Ekrut

Nell has enough international clothing to dress 20-30 models and does Global Runway Shows where she tells the plight of the women in the various countries represented.  This event turned into a processional for the celebration of the church’s 50th anniversary of their international ministry.  So Nell modified her normal routine and had an amazing impact on the younger youth she was given as models.  I’m so glad I stayed for this event.  I saw more of Nell’s gifting and got to watch as eight teenaged girls learn about the hardships and joys of women from around the world.  They came in excited about playing dress up and left transformed by the stories they heard.

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Tammy Goes to Houston! Part 1 by Tammy Ekrut

I dropped Nell an email and told her I would like to come visit and volunteer with her for a weekend. We made the plans and I made a long drive to Houston. 

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