Learn about the Ackers' Work in Uganda

...and support CBF Global Missions

Jade and Shelah Acker

Location: Uganda
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala. (Jade) and San Antonio, Texas (Shelah)
Commissioned: 2004
The Ackers live and serve in Uganda, where their ministry focuses on providing assistance to individuals and families in need, particularly women and children. They operate a nonprofit called Refuge and Hope International, and among the organization’s work is financial support for nine Sudanese young men living in Kenya and Uganda. Some of these young people were previously child soldiers in Sudan, the native country they now seek to return to and rebuild.
Refuge and Hope aims to assist the poor and marginalized, advocate for children of war, partner with churches and organizations, and promote social justice.    
Graduates of Samford University and Southwestern Theological Seminary, the Ackers previously served in West Africa with the Fellowship.

Learn more on their website: Refuge and Hope.


Contact Joe D. Acker to schedule a meeting: jdacker@centurytel.net.

Sowing Seeds of Hope

A variety of social ministries through Sowing Seeds of Hope, Perry County

Teams and families are needed to help in the areas of: housing rehabilitation; literacy; community development projects; health care; sports/drama camps for youth and children; partnerships with local organizations and churches; and other special projects in keeping with specific skills/interests of the volunteer group. These projects are designed in partnership with the local community to make the best use of the abilities/skills/talents of the groups or individuals who partner with us.

When: Ongoing
Duration: from a half-day to 2 weeks

Learn more on their website: www.sowingseedsofhope-pc.org

Easter Shoes

Alabama CBF churches are invited to collect shoes for Alabama's foster care children.

Every Easter, we collect pairs of shoes that are new or gently used, make sure each shoe is attached to it's mate, and place in large containers.

Terri Byrd will collect the shoes after Easter and deliver to the Alabama Foster Care Association. 

After Easter, please take your shoes to:
First Baptist Mobile, Trinity Baptist in Madison or contact Terri Byrd for the Birmingham area.

Millennium Development Goals

Dating back to the beginning of CBF Global Missions in 1993, this Fellowship has been committed to working among the most neglected. This work has centered on the most marginalized and least evangelized people groups in the world. This work has also been holistic, addressing the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental condition of people we have come alongside.

One of the ways we have done this is through a connection with the Millennium Development Goals. Read more about this project