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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...

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...

August 10, 2018

Do you know how you fed the hungry today? Those of you who partner with us truly did. Let me tell you how. In June, we had part of one of our Hurricane relief volunteer groups from FBC Jefferson City, Missouri help with a Kids Camp at an apartment complex made up of refugee and immigrant families. They provided swimming lessons, crafts, games and just “regular old fun” to beat the heat and humidity...

July 23, 2018

Hurricane Harvey affected so many properties and lives. After 11 months, we have had over 35 groups come to help with over 500 volunteers. As I oriented each group I always said how necessary the work is, but it is not the most important thing. Relationships are the key. Most of the people we have tried to help had already had many traumas in their lives before Harvey ever arrived. Now they had to...

May 9, 2017

When is the last time you bought tennis shoes? We don’t think anything about going into a store, looking at shoes, trying them on and then choosing to buy some. When is the last time you had your nails done? You go in tell them what you want done, you pick out a color or style and they do it (or at least that is what Nell, my wife, tells me). These are normal everyday occurrences for most of us. Wo...

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