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Butch & Nell Green, CBF Field Personnel

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December 28, 2019

Have you ever wished you had your phone ready to video as something happens? It happens all the time to me.

The other evening we had our last ESL class for this session. I always give out certificates to those students who completed the course. Most of them are glad to receive the paper, but Beatrice from Rwanda became so excited. It reminded me of the women in Africa we worked with. When they were...

December 12, 2019

- She just wanted to get to a Texas city where her husband and other child were waiting. The threats and violence in her home country were more than a single mom could handle. It took her weeks to make the journey, having to give birth to a baby along the way.

- She was beaten… robbed… threatened… over and over again. She was educated. She was capable of holding down a job, but could not because o...

November 24, 2019

The turkey is being made up into sandwiches. Remaining desserts are waiting on the buffet to be consumed with a nice cup of coffee or tea. Your Black Friday list waits on the counter. You want to score some awesome deals for your holiday shopping. But something is missing….

Another list. Another toy. Another line. Another gadget. Another person you can’t figure out how to buy for. Another holiday se...

November 12, 2019

Internationals and in particular refugees often need help when they first arrive. Help is rendered for a while and then we may not ever hear from them again. There are a variety of reasons. Many move to the suburbs or even out of state. They become deeply involved in the day to day work of making a life here. Of course we don’t always know how they adjust or the impact we might have had on them as...

October 24, 2019

If you had told me when I began my career that after thirty three years I would still be on a huge learning curve, I am not sure I would have begun! At some point you think, doesn’t all of this just become second nature? The truth is our world changes quickly. With those advances come new ways of meeting the needs of others, addressing issues of our culture, and seeking justice. As I first began le...

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