Prayers of the People


Over 46.5 million people live in poverty in the United States, with at least half of them in rural communities. Poverty has been a long-term condition in rural America. Many CBF churches and individuals have been seeking to transform rural poverty since 2001 through Together for Hope, CBF’s rural poverty initiative.

Together for Hope employs local asset-based community development as the ministry model for the long-term commitment of no less than 20 years working in each community. People living in rural America are the experts about their communities and, as such, are the most equipped to making their hopes into realistic plans for their future. Together for Hope practitioners are walking alongside people in rural communities who are dreaming new futures for their counties or parishes. Made up of CBF field personnel, state/regional personnel, local non-profits, churches and volunteers, Together for Hope is bearing witness to Christ in rural America.

Pray for Together for Hope practitioners as they seek to create bright futures for rural communities. Pray for local stakeholders in more than 25 counties and parishes in the U.S. who are partnering with one another and with CBF to eliminate long-term poverty for future generations. Pray for ways that your congregation can be a part of ending rural poverty in the U.S.


March 24-31 Birthdays

24   Michael Gross, Roswell, GA (CH)
24   Kevin Quiles, Canton, GA (CH)
24   Emory (Chip) Reeves, Martinez, GA (CH)
24   Mark Spain, Canyon Lake, TX (CH)
24   Todd Walter, Inman, SC (CH)
25   Jade Acker, Uganda (FP)
25   Bryan Cottrell, Abilene, TX (CH)
25   Gary Nistler, Oak Ridge, TN (CH)
25   John Thompson, Texarkana, TX (CH)
26   Gale Dollar, Glen Carbon, IL (CH)
27   Ken Chapman, Jefferson City, MO (CH)
27   David Gladson, Pendleton, SC (CH)
27   Amy Karriker, Great Falls, MT (CH)
28   Lynda Schupp, Corinth, TX (CH)
28   Megan Whitley, 2002, France (FPC)
29   Phil McCarley, Charles Town, WV (CH)
29   Michael Shea, Mars Hill, NC (CH)
30   Phyllis Borchert, Oakridge, TN (CH)
30   John Emmart, Stoughton, WI (CH)
30   Layne Rogerson, Winterville, NC (CH)
31   Dale Cross, Lawrenceville, GA (CH)
31   Tim Madison, Clearwater, FL (CH)

CH = Chaplain
CST = Church Starter
FP = Field Personnel
FPC = Child of Field Personnel
PC = Pastoral Counselor
S = CBF Staff Member 

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