CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- More than 1,200 people were challenged to be passionate about joining in God’s mission as 16 new field personnel were commissioned for full-time mission service by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship June 22.
Pritchard Memorial Baptist Church in Charlotte hosted the commissioning service on the opening day of the Fellowship’s 20th General Assembly.
“You come with your lives, saying you take this seriously,” said CBF Global Missions coordinator Rob Nash, speaking to the new field personnel. “You are doing what Scripture calls us all to do -- following in the footsteps of Jesus. As you go, you have our prayers, our promise of support and our promise to stand with you. Commission means ‘to send together,’ and that is what we are doing tonight. We send with you all we can give as we all seek to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.”
As part of the AsYouGo affiliate program, all the new field personnel are self-supporting personnel serving through the CBF Global Missions field team structure.
New field personnel and places of service include:
• Anna Anderson, Eastern North Carolina
• Rachel Brunclikova, Czech Republic
• Cindy and Ryan Clark, Baguio City, Philippines
• Anjani and James Cole, Northern Spain
• Lindsay (last name withheld for security reasons), Southeast Asia
• Mickael Eyraud and Kamille Krahwinkel, China
• Blake and Rebekah Hart, Chile
• Jennifer Jenkins, Haiti
• C.J. and Jack Wehmiller, Murrayville, Ga.
• Mark and Sara Williams, Johannesburg, South Africa
During the service, $12,508 was given to the CBF Offering for Global Missions, which pays for the salaries, benefits and operating and ministry expenses of CBF field personnel.