Each March, we at First Baptist encourage our members to help spread mission work throughout North America by giving to the CBF Global Offering or to the Annie Armstrong Offering of the North American Mission Board. For the next four weeks we will share stories of the word done by our field personnel missionaries. As you read their stories, you may feel led to support their work.
Victor and Ludmila Moura had a comfortable life in Brazil but felt God calling them to leave it all and to plant a church for Brazilians in Boston.
Shahid and Maroofa Kamal, Massachusetts
Anders and Jessica Synder, Idaho
CBF Field Personnel
Lesley-Ann His Tommey, New York
Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey works with the most vulnerable in the neighborhood of Hell’s Kitchen, New York. She extends hospitality, builds community, and works to empower survivors of domestic violence, veterans experiencing homelessness and students seeking greater educational opportunities. Hell’s Kitchen is a life-giving presence among the city’s most marginalized white, black, and Latino communities. As a CBF field personnel, Lesley-Ann asks for prayers for her to face new challenges as they arrive.
Mira & Sasha Zivanov, Missouri
Mira and Sasha Zivanov serve the immigrant community around St Louis, Missouri. They predominantly work with refugees from the former Yugoslavia, which includes Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia. They seek to provide outreach ministries that meet the needs of refugee families who have lost much to years of violence, conflict, and hardships. They provide food, tutoring, and a pastoral presence to help change their lives.